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BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Engine-Off / Coasting User Manual


BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Engine-Off Coasting User Manual

Engine-Off  Coasting

Under certain conditions the engine is automatically decoupled from the transmission in the D selector lever position. The vehicle continues traveling with the engine idling to reduce consumption. Selector lever position D remains engaged. This driving condition is referred to as coasting. Under certain conditions, the engine will not be operated at idle while coasting but switched off automatically in vehicles with Mild-Hybrid technology. When the engine is switched off, the lettering READY is displayed in the instrument cluster. The vehicle continues to coast without consuming fuel. This driving condition is referred to as engine-off coasting. As soon as the brake or accelerator pedal is de‐pressed, the engine is automatically coupled to the transmission again.

General information

Coasting is a component of the ECO PRO driving mode. Coasting is automatically activated when ECO PRO driving mode is called via the Driving Dynamics Control. A proactive driving style helps the driver to use the function often and supports the efficient effect of coasting.

Functional requirements

The function is available in the speed range from approx. 16 mph/25 km/h to 100 mph/160 km/h.

The function is active if the following conditions are met:

  1. The accelerator pedal is not depressed or the accelerator pedal is released.
  2. Brake pedal is not depressed or only slightly depressed.
  3. The selector lever is in selector lever position D.
  4. Engine and transmission are at operating temperature.
  5. Active Cruise Control with Stop Go function, ACC, not activated.

Operation via shift paddles

The coasting driving condition can be influenced by the shift paddles.

Activating and deactivating coasting via shift paddles

  1. Shift to the highest gear by pulling the right shift paddle.
  2. To activate the coasting mode, actuate the right-shift paddle again.

To deactivate, actuate the left shift paddle.


Display in the instrument cluster The coasting distance traveled is indicated in coasting mode.

Indications on the Control Display

The coasting mode is displayed under energy flow while driving. The distance traveled in coasting mode is dis‐played in the trip data.BMW 3 Series 2020-2023 Roof-mounted luggage Rack User Manual 02

Displaying energy flow information

  1. “CAR”
  2. “Driving information”
  3. “Energy flow”

System limits

The function is not available under one of the following conditions.

  • DSC OFF or TRACTION activated.
  • Driving in the dynamic limit range and on steep uphill or downhill grades.
  • Battery charge status temporarily too low or vehicle electrical system drawing excessive current.

Driving style analysis


The function helps develop an especially efficient driving style and to conserve fuel.
For this purpose, the driving style is analyzed. The assessment is done in various categories and is displayed on the Control Display.
This display will help you adjust your driving style and save some fuel.

General information

The current trip is assessed. To assist with an efficient driving style, ECO PRO tips are displayed during driving. The range of the vehicle can be extended by adjusting your driving style. This gain in range is displayed as a bonus range in the instrument cluster and on the Control Display.

Functional requirement

This function is available in ECO PRO driving mode.

Calling up the Driving style analysis

  1.  “CAR”
  2. “Driving information”
  3. “Driving style analysis”

Display on the Control Display

The display of the Driving style analysis shows the efficiency of the Driving style. The more efficient the driving style, the more bars are displayed in color and the faster the bo‐nus range increases.
In contrast, a reduced number of bars will be dis‐played with an inefficient driving style.


Vehicle features and options

This chapter describes all standard, country-specific and optional features offered with the series. It also describes features and functions that are not necessarily available in your vehicle, e.g., due to the selected options or country versions. This also applies to safety-related functions and systems. When using these functions and systems, the applicable laws and regulations must be observed.

Follow the following when refueling

General information
Follow the fuel recommendation prior to refueling. When refueling, insert the filler nozzle completely into the filler pipe. Lifting up the filler nozzle during refueling causes:

  • Premature switching off.
  • Reduced return of the fuel vapors.

The fuel tank is full when the filler nozzle clicks off the first time. Make sure that the fuel cap is closed properly after refueling, otherwise the emissions warning light may light up. Follow safety regulations posted at the filling station.

Additional information:
Fuel quality, refer to page 350.

Safety information

With a driving distance of less than 30 miles/50 km the engine may no longer have sufficient fuel. Engine functions are not ensured anymore. There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. Re‐fuel promptly.

Fuels are toxic and aggressive. Overfilling of the fuel tank can damage the fuel system. Painted surfaces may be damaged by contact with fuel. Escaping fuel can harm the environment. There is a risk of damage to property, among other potential damage. Avoid overfilling.

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