ECO Pro Mode.
The ECO PRO Mode helps drivers reduce their fuel consumption by up to 20 percent, depending on their driving style – according to an internal BMW fuel consumption study.
Another five percent can be saved by using the coasting function (only with the 8-speed Steptronic transmission), the Route-Ahead Assistant (only with Navigation System Professional) or ECO PRO Route (only with Navigation System Professional or Business).
ECO PRO Route shows the most efficient route based on the traffic situation, driving style and road conditions. The on-board computer displays the percentage of fuel that can be saved by driving along the route selected by ECO PRO Route.
Based on data from the navigation system, the Route-Ahead Assistant recognises curves, built-up areas, speed limits and motorway exits, and gives the driver tips in advance about when to stop accelerating.
The coasting function disconnects the drive train from the engine and the car coasts without the engine running. This happens when the driver is travelling at between 50 and 160 km/h and takes their foot off the accelerator but doesn’t brake, and the Route-Ahead Assistant doesn’t foresee a need to adjust the speed.