BMW 8 Series Convertible 2022-2023 Driving on Racetracks User Manual
Driving on Racetracks
The vehicle is not designed for use in M Sport or motorsport-type competitions. There is a risk of an accident. Do not use the vehicle for M Sport or motorsport-type competitions.
Higher mechanical and thermal loads during racetrack operation lead to increased wear. Use of the vehicle in M Sport or motorsport-type competition is an improper use of the vehicle and may affect your warranty coverage. Please consult the “New Vehicle Limited Warranty” Booklet for further information on warranty matters. The manufacturer of the vehicle recommends special sport tires, known as high-performance tires, that have been optimized for use on racing tracks in dry conditions. To find out more information about sports tires, ask a dealer’s service center or another qualified service center or repair shop.
Vehicle features and options
This chapter describes all standard, country-specific, and optional features offered by 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.
Reducing fuel consumption
The vehicle contains advanced technologies for the reduction of consumption and emission values.
Fuel consumption depends on various factors, such as driving style, road conditions, maintenance, or environmental factors.
Carrying out certain measures, such as a moderate driving style and regular maintenance, can influence the fuel consumption and the environmental impact.
Remove unnecessary cargo
Additional weight increases fuel consumption.
Remove attached parts following the use
The attached parts on the vehicle impair aerodynamics and increase fuel consumption.
Close the windows
Open windows increase drag and therefore lead to greater fuel consumption.
Tires can affect consumption in various ways, for instance, tire size may influence consumption.
Check the tire pressure regularly
Check and, if needed, correct the tire inflation pressure at least twice a month and before starting on a long trip. Low tire inflation pressure increases rolling resistance and thus raises fuel consumption and tire wear. Observe the correct tire inflation pressure as well as the ECO tire inflation pressure, where applicable.
For tire pressure specifications, refer to page 314.
Drive away without delay
Do not wait for the engine to warm up while the vehicle remains stationary. Start driving right away, but at moderate RPM. This is the fastest way of warming the cold engine up to operating temperature.
Driving smoothly and proactively reduces fuel consumption. Avoid unnecessary acceleration and braking. By maintaining a suitable distance to the vehicle driving ahead of you.
Avoid high RPM
Driving at low engine speeds lowers fuel consumption and reduces wear. If necessary, observe the vehicle’s gear shift indicator.
Using coasting overrun mode
When approaching a red light, take your foot off the accelerator and let the vehicle coast to a halt. For going downhill take your foot off the accelerator and let the vehicle roll. The fuel supply is interrupted in coasting overrun mode. Switch off the engine during longer stops
Switching off the engine
Switch off the engine during longer stops, for instance at traffic lights, railroad crossings, or in a traffic jam.
Auto Start-Stop function
The Auto Start/Stop function of the vehicle automatically switches off the engine during a stop. If the engine is switched off and then restarted rather than leaving the engine running constantly, fuel consumption and emissions are reduced. Savings can begin within a few seconds of switching off the engine.
Switch off any functions that are not currently needed
Functions such as seat heating and the rear window defroster require a lot of energy and increase fuel consumption, especially in city and stop-and-go traffic. Switch off these functions if they are not needed. The ECO PRO driving mode supports the energy-conserving use of comfort features. These functions are automatically deactivated partially or completely.
Have maintenance carried out
Have the vehicle maintained regularly to achieve optimal vehicle efficiency and service life. BMW recommends that maintenance work be performed by a BMW service center.
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