BMW 3 Owners & Service Manuals

BMW 3: Overview

The driving and drive system modes are activated via the Driving Experience Control. The separate eDrive button, as known from the F30 PHEV, which can be used to shift through the drive system modes is no longer used. Its place is taken by the Battery Control button.

Driving modes
G20 PHEV, center console switch cluster

The driving modes can be activated using the individual buttons and some driving modes can be configured via the controller. The "ADAPTIVE" button is installed depending on the equipment.

Driving modes
G20 PHEV, overview of driving modes

The HYBRID driving mode is divided into 2 specified variants and/or attributes. It is possible to shift through these variants by repeatedly pressing the corresponding button on the Driving Experience Control. Alongside the standard variant, the SPORT and ELECTRIC driving modes have an individual variant which the driver can also shift through by repeatedly pressing the Driving Experience Control.

In addition, these two driving modes can be configured using the controller.

The SPORT driving mode for the first time features the XtraBoost variant, in which the vehicle has maximum system output.

The familiar ECO PRO functions known from other BMW models can be activated in HYBRID and ELECTRIC driving modes in a sub-function.

A shift of the gear selector switch to the Sport/Manual position is possible in the D drive position. Here the combustion engine is turned on and the drive adopts a sporty style (shift characteristic, accelerator pedal, etc.). The chassis and suspension settings are not changed here.

In the ELECTRIC driving mode manual shifting via the shift paddles on the steering wheel leads to a change to the HYBRID driving mode with its last selected variant.



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