Economical driving

Drive economically and in a more eco-friendly way by driving smoothly, thinking ahead, and adjusting your driving style and speed to the prevailing conditions.
  • Use the combined instrument panel's ECO Guide* which indicates how fuel-efficiently the car is being driven.
  • For lower fuel consumption, activate Drive mode ECO1.
  • Use the Eco Coast freewheel function in drive mode ECO – engine braking will cease and the car's kinetic energy can be used to freewheel for longer distances.
  • When driving with manual gearing – 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 indicator2.
  • 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.
  • The trip computer's instantaneous fuel consumption indication may help you to drive 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.
  • Drive with the correct air pressure in the tyres and check this regularly - select ECO tyre pressure for best results, see Tyres - approved tyre pressures.
  • Choice of tyres can affect fuel consumption - seek advice on suitable tyres from a dealer.
  • Remove unnecessary items from the car - the greater the load the higher the fuel consumption.
  • Use engine braking to slow down, when it can take place without risk to other road users.
  • A roof load and space box increase air resistance, leading to higher fuel consumption - remove the load carriers when not in use.
  • Avoid driving with open windows.

For more information, see Environmental philosophy and Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.


Never switch off the engine while moving, such as downhill, this deactivates important systems such as the power steering and brake servo.
  1. * Option/accessory.
  2. 1 Applies to automatic gearbox.
  3. 2 Applies to manual gearbox.

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