ECO PRO Mode.
As soon as you switch to the ECO PRO Mode, everything is geared towards greater efficiency and depending on your individual driving style, this results in a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 20 per cent (according to an internal BMW fuel consumption study).
This mode optimises accelerator and transmission response as well as shift points, and intelligently adapts the heating/air conditioning strategy. The Control Display shows you which EfficientDynamics technologies are currently lowering your fuel consumption. You’ll also receive ECO PRO tips that relate to your current driving situation to help you boost efficiency even further.
A further 5% can be saved by using the additional coasting function (only with automatic transmission), preview assistant and ECO PRO Route (both only with Navigation system Professional) and the Active Cruise Control in the ECO PRO Mode.
The coasting function is a highlight of the ECO PRO Mode: if within a speed range of 50–160 km/h the driver takes his foot off the accelerator and does not brake, the system disconnects the engine and the car coasts – i.e. rolls without engine power.
The preview assistant, in conjunction with Navigation System Professional, is an especially innovative highlight of ECO PRO Mode. Based on navigation data, it detects bends, built-up areas, roundabouts, T-junctions, speed limits and motorway exits along the route and is able to give you tips in advance to enable you to reduce speed early on. The proactive driving assistant also efficiently controls the coasting function.
ECO PRO Mode also includes ECO PRO Route which combines with the new generation of Navigation System Professional to draw on various parameters such as individual driving style as well as the current traffic situation and road conditions to calculate the most fuel-efficient route.
Active Cruise Control in the ECO PRO Mode regulates the speed and brakes when needed until the vehicle comes to a standstill. When the traffic situation has normalised vehicle is efficiently brought back to the desired speed.