Intelligent Energy Management.

Every BMW has BMW EfficientDynamics technologies such as the Automatic Start/Stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration or Electric Power Steering as standard features. Combining to provide intelligent energy management, these technologies are already ensuring sustainable mobility today.


Concentrate on the driving pleasure. Efficiency is available at the press of a button. The ECO PRO mode of the Driving Experience Control permits fuel savings of up to 20%, without you having to take any action. Approximately 5% of fuel can be saved by means of additional functions. The overall saving is converted into a specific mileage and displayed as a bonus range in the on-board computer. As a result, it is possible to see what distance can still be covered at all times.


You press down on the brake. At the same time, energy is produced. Valuable kinetic energy that can be exploited. Brake Energy Regeneration transforms it into electrical energy and uses it to charge the battery instead of letting it dissipate to no effect. Less effort is also required from the engine to charge the battery, which in turn reduces fuel consumption and emissions.


Conventional systems for supporting the driver’s steering power work with hydraulics. They are in permanent operation – even if the driver is not moving the steering wheel at all. And this costs energy. In the case of Electric Power Steering, an electric motor replaces the hydraulics and only becomes active when the driver actually moves the steering wheel. On straight roads or with a constant steering angle in corners, the system does not intervene and uses no energy. Fuel consumption is reduced as a result, while the typical BMW dynamic driving experience is retained.


The consumption-optimised ECO PRO mode ensures that the accelerator pedal and transmission parameters together with the heating/climate control strategy are all intelligently adapted. ECO PRO tips help you to enhance your own driving behaviour and the Bonus range informs you of how many additional kilometres you have gained by driving with optimised consumption in the ECO PRO mode.

Energy-saving technologies for efficient driving pleasure.

Different situations demand individual actions. Energy-saving technologies such as the Optimum Shift Indicator or the Automatic Stop/Start function help the driver to choose a better course of action and thus drive more efficiently.

  • Choosing the right moment to change gear is a key to efficiency. The most efficient gear at any point in time is calculated according to the driving situation together with the engine speed and then shown in the Info Display.

    The system also recognises rapid acceleration and will delay its recommendation accordingly until the engine speed is up. Comparative tests have shown that vehicles with the Optimum Shift Indicator use around four per cent less fuel.

  • Save fuel effectively: The Automatic Start/Stop function ensures that fuel is only consumed when the car is moving. When the vehicle comes to a temporary stop, for example at traffic lights or in congested traffic, the Automatic Start/Stop function saves fuel by simply switching off the engine. As soon as the clutch is depressed (manual transmission) or the brake is released (Steptronic transmission), the engine starts up again automatically in a fraction of a second.

  • Whenever the driver takes their foot off the accelerator without braking, the Coasting function cuts the power between the engine and drive in vehicles with an automatic transmission. It is a part of the ECO PRO mode. The vehicle rolls along without any resistance from the engine, which rotates at idle speed consuming a minimum of fuel and with low emissions.

  • The Route-ahead assistant is a function included in the ECO PRO mode and it helps the driver to adopt an extremely efficient way of driving. In conjunction with the Navigation system Professional, it recognises speed limits, city limits, bends, roundabouts, turns and motorway exits along the chosen route and gives tips in advance about when to reduce speed.

Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Further information on the official fuel consumption and on the official specific CO2 emissions of new automobiles can be found in the guidelines on fuel consumption and CO2 emissions of new automobiles which are available free of charge at all retail outlets and from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760 Ostfildern, Germany.