Freewheel function with the engine switched off*

When the freewheel function1 is active, the engine may be switched off temporarily at higher speeds. The function can contribute to reduced fuel consumption.

Activating the freewheel function

The car needs to reach a speed of 45 km/h (27 mph) or higher.
Release the accelerator pedal.
The engine switched is off and the car rolls freely.


If the freewheel function is not activated, it may be blocked by the car's functions, such as the climate system, or by insufficient distance to vehicles ahead, for example.

Deactivating the freewheel function

Proceed with one of the following
  • Depress the accelerator pedal.
  • Change to manual gear mode.
The engine starts.

Indication in the driver display

P5P6-21w22-iCup-Start/stop inactive symbol
White – the function is available.
P5P6-21w22-iCup-Start/stop active symbol
Green – the function is activated.
P5P6-21w22-iCup-Start/stop not available symbol
Grey – the function is not available.
  1. * Option/accessory.
  2. 1 Applicable only to certain markets and models.