The BMW plug-in hybrids do of course have the familiar driving modes of ECO PRO, Comfort and Sport for every driving situation and requirement. In addition to this, the following driving modes specific to plug-in hybrid vehicles are also available with the eDrive button:
− AUTO eDrive: The system selects the most efficient drive method – purely electrical, combined or with combustion engine according to the situation.
− MAX eDRIVE: Depending on the model, it is possible to drive at a speed of up to 140 km/h purely electrically in MAX eDRIVE mode. At higher speeds or if the full acceleration potential needs to be exploited, the combustion engine switches on automatically.
− In SAVE BATTERY or Battery Control mode (in the BMW 7 Series), the battery is efficiently charged by the combustion engine or has its charge level maintained. This enables the battery capacity to be actively saved for purely electric driving at a later stage.