Driving Experience Control.
Driving Experience Control lets the driver choose between the Comfort mode, for standard engine and transmission settings, the ECO PRO Mode, geared towards efficiency, and the Sport mode, which enables even more dynamic driving.
The fuel-efficient ECO PRO Mode intelligently adjusts the characteristics of the accelerator pedal and transmission, as well as the heating/air conditioning settings.
The ECO PRO Mode reduces fuel consumption by up to 20 percent. The "coasting" function (only available with Steptronic transmission), Route-Ahead Assistant and ECO PRO Route (only available with Navigation system Professional) further help to conserve fuel. The Route-Ahead Assistant uses the navigation system to assess local road conditions and give tips in advance. If there is a speed limit change around the next curve, the system advises the driver to slow down before turning.
ECO PRO Route also helps to ensure efficient use of fuel. It suggests an efficiency-optimised route that takes into account the volume of traffic, individual driving style and local conditions. The "coasting" function allows the vehicle to coast along the road at up to 160 km/h when the driver takes his or her foot from the gas without braking. In Sport mode, the car responds more directly, allowing for a sportier driving style.
Take it to the next level: When the Sport mode on the Driving Experience Control is switched on, the engine and suspension of the BMW will react even more directly for a more dynamic drive.
The Sport mode is activated with the Driving Experience Control switch in the centre console. This activates a pre-defined configuration of engine and suspension settings, which, depending on the equipment fitted, are significantly more dynamic than the standard settings. For example, the engine becomes even more responsive. For models with the Steptronic transmission, the timing of the gearshifts is made considerably sportier. In Sport mode, the current output (kW) and contingent torque (Nm) are also shown in the central display. This feature is only available in conjunction with the Navigation system Professional.
In conjunction with the adaptive suspension, the suspension becomes more agile. If the BMW is equipped with variable sport steering, the power steering is reduced, giving the driver an even more direct steering experience.