ECO PRO Mode.
Less consumption and fewer emissions at the touch of a button. Depending on individual driving style, the ECO PRO Mode in the BMW ActiveHybrid 7 reduces fuel consumption by up to 20 per cent. Making an additional 5 per cent of savings potential possible are the functions of coasting, Route-ahead assistant and ECO PRO Route.*
The ECO PRO Mode, which can be activated when required via the Driving Experience Control, permits a pronounced style of electric driving. This mode increases the efficiency of the hybrid system because linking it with the latest generation of Navigation system Professional as a standard features controls when and where electric driving takes place in order to maximise the duration of electric propulsion. Accelerator and transmission parameters as well as the heating/air-conditioning strategy are adapted to optimise fuel consumption, and ECO PRO tips help to enhance personal driving styles. The Bonus range delivers information on how many additional kilometres have come through the efficiency-optimised driving in the ECO PRO Mode.
The standard-feature Navigation system Professional in the latest generation extends the ECO PRO Mode with additional functions. The Route-ahead assistant anticipates local conditions and gives corresponding advice long before the driver becomes aware of the situation. If a built-up area or a speed limit starts around the next corner, the system recommends that drivers reduce speed before the bend by taking their foot off the accelerator pedal. If drivers follow the recommendation, the transmission interrupts the connection to the combustion engine and switches it off. The BMW ActiveHybrid 7 then glides almost silently and free of local emissions along the road at speeds of up to 160 km/h. Depending on traffic density, the individual driving style, local conditions and the hybrid drive, the ECO PRO Route offers the driver directions optimised for efficiency – involving only a minimum of additional time. Drivers can decide for themselves on whether to take this recommendation using the displayed fuel consumption benefit.
* Determined as part of an internal BMW consumption study.