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ECO PRO supports a driving style that saves on consumption. For this purpose, the engine control and comfort features, for instance the climate control output, are adjusted.

Steptronic transmission: under certain conditions the engine is automatically decoupled from the transmission in the D selector lever position. The vehicle continues traveling with the engine idling to reduce consumption. The D selector lever position remains engaged.

In addition, context-sensitive information, ECO PRO tips, can be displayed to assist with a fuel-efficient driving style.

The achieved extended range is displayed in the instrument cluster as bonus range.

General information

The system includes the following EfficientDynamics functions and EfficientDynamics displays:

  • ECO PRO bonus range.
  • ECO PRO seat climate control.
  • ECO PRO climate control.
  • ECO PRO light and sight.
  • Coasting driving condition.
  • Driving style analysis.


Saving fuel


Activating ECO PRO

Press the button. ECO PRO is displayed in the instrument cluster.


Via the Driving Dynamics Control

1. Activate ECO PRO.


Via iDrive

1. "CAR".

2. "Settings".

3. "Driving mode".


5. Select the desired setting.

The setting is stored for the driver profile currently used.

Activating/deactivating ECO PRO functions

The following ECO PRO functions can be activated/ deactivated:

  • "ECO PRO speed".
  • "Coasting".
  • "ECO PRO seat climate control".
  • "ECO PRO climate control"
  • "ECO PRO light and sight"

Settings are stored for the driver profile currently used.

ECO PRO limit

  • Activate the ECO PRO limit:
    "ECO PRO speed"
    An ECO PRO tip is displayed if the speed of the set ECO PRO limit is exceeded.
  • Adjust the ECO PRO limit speed:
    "Notification at:"
    Select the desired speed.


Efficiency can be optimized by disengaging the engine and coasting with the engine idling.

ECO PRO seat climate control

The activation of ECO PRO will reduce the output of the seat heating.

ECO PRO climate control

Climate control is set to be efficient.

This means, it is possible to deviate slightly from the set temperature or to heat or cool the car's interior more slowly, to economize on consumption.

ECO PRO light and sight

The output of exterior mirror heating and rear window defroster is reduced.

Resetting the settings

Reset ECO PRO INDIVIDUAL to the standard settings:

Display in the instrument cluster

General information

When ECO PRO driving mode is activated, the display switches to a special configuration.

ECO PRO bonus range

A modified driving style helps you extend your driving range.

The range extension can be displayed as the bonus range in the instrument cluster.

The efficiency display includes the bonus range.

If the bonus range appears in gray, the current driving style is inefficient.

The display turns blue as soon as all conditions for efficient driving are met.

The intervals for resetting the bonus range depend on the settings of the trip data.

Consumption display

Saving fuel

A pointer in the consumption display informs about the current driving style:

  • The current consumption in relation to the average consumption is displayed.
  • Pointer in the area of arrow 1: display of the energy recovered by coasting or when braking.
  • Pointer in the area of arrow 2: display when accelerating.

If the acceleration is inefficient, the area between the average consumption and the current consumption is colored red.

In addition, the following information is displayed, depending on the situation:

  • Depending on the equipment: the total distance driven while coasting.
  • The total time that the engine has been switched off during automatic engine stops.
  • A gear shift indicator recommending the use of a more efficient gear.

Indications on the Control Display

General information

Information about the current effectiveness of the ECO PRO functions can be displayed as energy flow.

Displaying energy flow information

Via iDrive:

1. "CAR".

2. "Driving information".

3. "Energy flow".

The following functions are displayed:

  • Auto Start/Stop function.
  • Energy recovery.
  • Coasting.



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