I had a loaner f30 a few months back and after fooling with it for a while I found that when you scroll on the slider wheel on the steering wheel, you see it on the HUD. You'll see (depending on the source of the content) arrows to go back or forth, radio station presets, etc. It drove me nuts since I was able to do this effortlessly on my e90.
2011 328xi. Space Grey, Beige Dakota Leather, Premium pkg., Value pkg., NAV, SAT, Heated SW, Steptronic,