BMW may be the figurehead of opulent performance vehicles, but their concerns reach further than the style and substance for which they are best known.
Investing heavily in the development of technology to make their use of fuel more frugal, BMW EfficientDynamics have reduced emissions by 30% across their current range, with the aim to cut this figure by a further 25% by 2020. As such, over 2 million BMWs have already enjoyed the clean-cut performance of EfficientDynamics, with every new BMW utilizing the technology as standard.
When behind the wheel of a BMW with EfficientDynamics, there’s many common features of which equate to a more efficient, economical and intelligent way to drive - without compromising on your BMW’s signature strengths.
Brake Energy Regeneration takes command of excess energy when your foot releases the accelerator, using it to instead recharge the battery. In addition, Electric Power Steering uses an electric motor to cut weight from the column, as well as preserving engine power and fuel. An ECO-PRO mode also provides an efficiency guide on your BMW’s centre display, advising you of how an adjustment of your driving style can help keep your fuel use in check; gentle acceleration, limiting air con use and faster gear shifts can all reduce consumption by up to 20%. In addition, Reduced Rolling Resistance Tyres make use of heat-resistant, anti-distortion materials to reduce flex and improve fuel consumption.
Beneath the hood, EfficientDynamics also influence your BMW’s internal masterpiece; its engine. BMW TwinPower Turbo diesel engines combine common-rail direct injection, a turbocharger and Variable Vane Geometry for an effortless trove of pure power. Active Aerodynamics also work to help your engine reach its optimum temperature faster, as well as cooling the engine and brakes, but only when required.
It doesn’t stop there. An Optimum Gear Shift Indicator allows you to use the 8 Speed Transmission to its most efficient advantage, consuming less fuel when the optimum rev range is noted; on top of it all, the entire framework of your BMW is supported by lightweight engineering, using materials such as thermoplastics, aluminium and magnesium alloy to keep your car rolling slender.
EfficientDynamics drive your BMW towards a future of sustainable yet superb driving pleasure. It’s power with purpose.
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