Drive economically and in a more eco-friendly way by driving gently and anticipating situations.
Adapt your driving style and speed to the prevailing situation.
Note the following:
- For lower fuel consumption, activate Eco drive mode.
- Use the Eco Coast freewheel function in Eco drive mode – engine braking ceases, meaning that the car's kinetic energy is used to freewheel for longer distances1.
- When driving with manual gear changing – drive in the highest gear possible, adapted to the current traffic situation and road – lower engine speeds result in lower fuel consumption. Use the gear shift indicator.
- Drive at a steady speed and keep a good distance to other vehicles and objects to minimise braking.
- High speed results in increased fuel consumption - the wind resistance increases with speed.
- Trip computer indication for instantaneous fuel consumption can be helpful for driving more economically.
- Do not run the engine to operating temperature at idling speed, but rather drive with a normal load right after starting – a cold engine consumes more fuel than a warm one.
- If possible, avoid using the car for driving short distances. The engine does not have time to reach normal operating temperature, which contributes to increased fuel consumption.
- Use engine braking to slow down, when it can take place without risk to other road users.
- Drive with the correct air pressure in the tyres and check this regularly - select ECO tyre pressure for best results.
- Choice of tyres can affect fuel consumption - seek advice on suitable tyres from a retailer.
- Remove unnecessary items from the car - the greater the load the higher the consumption.
- A roof load and space box increase wind resistance, leading to higher consumption - remove the load carriers when not in use.
- Avoid driving with open windows.
Never switch off the engine while moving, such as downhill, this deactivates important systems such as the power steering and brake servo.