BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals


In the HYBRID driving mode, the vehicle chooses the optimum drive combination depending on the state of charge of the high-voltage battery unit and accelerator pedal position. If the driver's power request exceeds the maximum available electrical power, the combustion engine is activated automatically and comfortably.

Driving modes
G20 PHEV, HYBRID driving mode attributes

The HYBRID driving mode is available with 2 attributes:



The attribute of the HYBRID STANDARD driving mode corresponds to the combination of COMFORT and Auto eDrive mode from the F30 PHEV. HYBRID STANDARD is always active after a new vehicle start.


  • The gear selector switch is in Sport/Manual mode.
  • The ELECTRIC INDIVIDUAL driving mode has been selected as the standard driving mode and is available.

The HYBRID STANDARD mode can in principle be divided into 2 parts: The charge depleting phase and the charge sustaining phase.

In the charge depleting phase the G20 PHEV can be driven electrically up to approximately 68 mph (110 km/h). The combustion engine is activated at speeds above 68 mph (110 km/h) or for high power requirements. The combustion engine is switched off if the speed falls below 65 mph (105 km/h) into the electric driving range.

In the charge sustaining phase, accelerations up to approximately 25 mph (40 km/h) and constant- speed driving up to approximately 37 mph (60 km/h) are possible as all-electric driving. During operation at low speeds, driving states in which the combustion engine is off alternate with driving states in which the combustion engine is running.

Outside this efficiency-optimized eDrive range, the combustion engine is automatically started in case of high load and speed demands.

In general, the following applies to the electric drive: If the vehicle is driven after a long immobilization period at very cold ambient temperatures, this may result in a power reduction of the electrical drive or it may not be available at all. A reason for this may be an excessively low cell temperature in the cell modules of the high-voltage battery unit.


     ECO PRO

    The HYBRID ECO PRO driving mode rigorously supports a driving style that reduces consumption and its attribute corresponds to the combination of ECO PRO and Auto eDrive of the predecessor


    With a sufficient state of charge of the high-voltage battery unit, all-electric driving of the vehicle with maximum power of the electric drive is possible for up to 41 miles (66 km). The maxi


    In the SPORT driving mode, a sporty engine and suspension setting provides an assured and dynamic driving experience. G20 PHEV, SPORT driving mode attributes The SPORT driving mode is available with


     Glass sunroof

    General information The glass sunroof and the sun protection are operated using the same switch. Safety information Warning Body parts can be jammed when operating the glass sunroof. There is a risk of injury. Make sure that the area of movement of the glass sunroof is clear during opening and clos

     Emergency braking function

    Regenerative braking with help of the drivetrain only effects the rear axle. The brake force on the rear axle must not exceed a specific value in proportion to that on the front axle. This would otherwise compromise driving stability. This is also why there is a limit to the maximum deceleration

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