Driving Experience Control.
Whether for sports-style, comfort or maximum efficiency: you use the Driving Experience Control to determine you own individual style – even when driving electrically.
During electric driving, the combustion engine of the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 is switched off, which enables locally emission-free driving and means that no energy is consumed when the vehicle is stationary.
At the same time, the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 is the best example that electric driving can also be individual and versatile. Depending on whether you wish to direct your driving style towards maximum efficiency, sporting dynamics or special comfort, the Driving Experience Control helps you to switch between the ECO PRO mode, SPORT mode and COMFORT mode.
The ECO PRO Mode is geared towards greater efficiency: accelerator and transmission response as well as shift points, and intelligently adapts the heating/air conditioning strategy. With the Navigation system Professional,
ECO PRO Route and the preview assistant give you intelligent ECO PRO tips.
The coasting function is another 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.
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.
During electric driving in SPORT Mode, the combustion engine is only switched off at very low speeds, which enables an especially sporty style of driving with high revs and additional power from the electric boost function. COMFORT Mode allows electric driving without any restriction on convenience functions such as the heating for the exterior mirrors.