Avoid high engine speeds

Use 1st gear to get the vehicle in motion. Beginning with 2nd gear, accelerate rapidly. When accelerating, shift up before reaching high engine speeds.

When you reach the desired speed, shift into the highest applicable gear and drive with the engine speed as low as possible and at a constant speed.

As a rule: driving at low engine speeds lowers fuel consumption and reduces wear.

The gear shift indicator of your vehicle indicates the most fuel efficient gear.

    See also:

    Driving tips
    This chapter provides you with information useful in dealing with specific driving and operating modes. ...

    Residual heat
    The heat stored in the engine is used to heat the interior. Functional requirement ▷ Up to 15 minutes after the engine has been switched off. ▷ Warm engine. ▷ The battery is ...

    General malfunctions
    ▷ CD/DVD changers and players have been optimized for performance in vehicles. In some instances they may be more sensitive to faulty CDs/DVDs than stationary devices would be. ▷ ...