Driving economically means driving smoothly while thinking ahead and adjusting your driving style and speed to the prevailing conditions.
- Use the ECO Guide* which indicates how fuel-efficiently the car is being driven.
- For lowest fuel consumption, activate ECO*1 which can further reduce fuel consumption.
- Do not use winter tyres when the winter season is over.
- 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.
- Avoid sudden unnecessary acceleration and heavy braking.
- High speed results in increased fuel consumption - the wind resistance increases with speed.
- Do not run the engine to operating temperature at idling speed, but rather drive with a light load as soon as possible - a cold engine consumes more fuel than a warm one.
- 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 ski box increase air resistance, leading to higher fuel 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.