Auto Start-Stop, Brake Energy Regeneration, ECO PRO mode

The new BMW 3-Series Sedan is equipped as standard with an Auto Start-Stop function, which automatically switches off the engine during short stops at traffic lights or in stationary traffic, so as not to waste fuel. For the first time, and uniquely in this class, this system can be combined with the new eight-speed automatic transmission. The new BMW 3-Series also comes with standard-fitted Brake Energy Regeneration. As far as possible, therefore, power for the vehicle electrical system is generated only during braking and overrun. When the engine is under load, the alternator can often be disengaged. This not only means that electricity can be generated with little or no effect on fuel consumption, it also grants the sports sedan livelier acceleration. Finally, the new Driving Experience Control switch gives drivers the option of selecting ECO PRO mode which, by modifying the powertrain management and programming the heating and air conditioning, the heated seats and the exterior mirrors to operate at optimum efficiency, reduces fuel consumption by as much as 20 per cent.

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    Controls
    Before operation Before operating a system using the integrated universal remote control, ensure that there are no people, animals, or objects within the range of movement of the remote-controlle ...

    Switching on/off manually
    Switching on/off manually Press the button. ▷ On: the LED lights up. ▷ Off: the LED goes out. The PDC is shown on the Control Display. Switch on the backup camera via the iDrive. ...

    Message when the system was not reset
    The yellow warning lamp lights up. A message appears on the Control Display. The system detected a wheel change but was not reset. Warnings regarding the current tire inflation pressure are ...