Recommendations for driving

Economical driving

Updated 7/23/2018

Drive economically and eco-consciously by driving smoothly, thinking ahead, and adjusting your driving style and speed to the prevailing conditions.

  • 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 distances.
  • Drive in the highest gear

    Applies to driving with manual gear changing.

    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.
  • 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.
  • Use engine braking to slow down, when it can take place without risk to other road users.
  • 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.

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