BeamNG Drive controls settings are not that easy to find in the game, specially if you are just used to pressing ESC and options in other games. Best place where you can check out the BeamNG Drive controls is actually in game. Just load up the track and press F1 and you’ll see all the controls you are going to need.
If you are playing the game with keyboard, then sometimes controls might be inaccurate. For instance, if you open up controls screen using F1 key, it shows that you can drive the vehicle with arrows. However, classic combination of WASD is assigned as default driving keys sometimes.
Main keys that you will need to drive the car:
W or up arrow- Throttle
S or down arrow – Brake/reverse
A or left arrow – Turn Left
D or right arrow- Turn Right
Space – Handbrake
R- Respawn Vehicle
ctrl+E= Select vehicles
Q- Toggle Shifter Mode (automatic, full manual, manual with auto clutch)
X- Shift Up
Z- Shift Down
Left Shift- Clutch
alt+left arrow – slower slow motion
alt+right arrow – faster slow motion
alt+up arrow – realtime
Numpad arrows – Rotate camera angle
Click F1 for advanced settings.
It’s pretty straightforward with Xbox controllers.