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).
The additional functions of coasting (with Steptronic transmission only), preview assistant and ECO PRO Route (both with Navigation system Professional only) enable another five per cent of savings potential. 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.
Another feature of the ECO PRO Mode is the coasting function in combination with Steptronic transmission: if within a speed range of 50–160 km/h the driver takes their 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. The on-board computer displays your bonus mileage, in other words how many additional kilometres you have gained from using ECO PRO Mode.