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F22 / F23 2 Series (2014 - Current)
The 2 Series coupe is the replacement for the E82/E88 1 series coupe. Production starts in November 2013 on the 228i (N20) and M235i (N55) coupes. Look for them in dealerships in February 2014. The convertible F23 2 series will follow in the fall of 2014.

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Old 08-25-2019, 01:16 PM
tjglfr tjglfr is offline
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Eco Pro Mode

Can you switch to Eco Pro Mode while driving on the highway?


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Old 08-25-2019, 01:46 PM
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Sure. You can switch any time.


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Old 08-25-2019, 02:19 PM
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Yes, but donít.. car has no pep on Evo
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Old 08-26-2019, 08:45 AM
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Yes, but donít.. car has no pep on Evo
I think that is the entire point of it when the cruise control is set on a specific speed for miles and miles, pep not required.
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Old 08-27-2019, 06:10 AM
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You certainly can. However, if you go too fast the car will prompt you to slow down because at that point you lose the benefits of eco mode.
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Old 08-27-2019, 06:16 AM
marcozandrini marcozandrini is online now
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Iíve used eco mode a couple of times. The last time I was headed to Virginia International Raceway (2 hours SSW of Richmond). The last stretch of road is state road 58. Speed limit is 60mph and itís rigorously enforced by the VA State Police! The road has infrequent stoplights. I put him (Gerhardt) into eco mode and cleared the mpg readout. For about 40 miles I averaged almost 36mpg! Yeah, he had the pep of an old Volkswagen with a missing spark plug but it interesting to see technology at work. Oh, he averaged about 4mpg at the track!
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Old 08-27-2019, 07:17 AM
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I once got 30 MPG on US 58 in a E46 M3. But, that was lugging along at 60 MPH in sixth gear without AC. Another time on U.S. 58, I had an oncoming 18-wheeler come across the median and pass on my right shoulder. He was skidding to a stop as I passed him.

One of the EcoPro features starting in 2014 is coasting in neutral (with automatic transmissions). If you can plan your stops, you can coast a long way with the transmission disengaged. Newer BMW's have super high efficient wheel bearings, and that is noticeable when coasting. But, without engine compression braking, if you do have to slow down more you put an increased load on the brakes. While staying in EcoPro, you can reengage the transmission by shifting the gearshift to M/S. That will override EcoPro and put the transmission in Sport Mode. If necessary, you can also manually downshift using the gearshift or the triggers on the steering wheel. If you manually downshift, the transmission goes in to Manual Mode, shifting to M1 when stopped. You need to go back to automatic mode (pushing the gearshift to the right) when stopped. Otherwise, the transmission will stay in Manual Mode when you pull away from the stop and not automatically upshift.

The last time I took Frau Putzer's G01 X3 xDrive 30i in for service, I got ~35.8 MPG in EcoPro on the 92 mile drive from Bubbaville to Pensacola, and that was with the AC on. But, I started out at 5 a.m., missing more of the morning traffic. Driving home, I made three stops, had more traffic, and picked up 250 pounds of cargo about halfway home, still getting ~31.5 MPG.

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Old 08-27-2019, 04:16 PM
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I'm switching between Eco and Sport all the time (never see any reason to use Comfort)

* Eco for the win when cruising (if I'm just cruising at 42 MPH, why do it at 2400RPM when I could do it at 1600?)
* Eco for the win when sitting for 2 minutes at a red light (why just sit there and burn gas while going nowhere?)
* Sport just before the light turns green
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Old 08-27-2019, 04:41 PM
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* Eco for the win when sitting for 2 minutes at a red light (why just sit there and burn gas while going nowhere?)
Mine is just set to turn off. It isn't the smoothest coming out of it but not too bad.
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