BMW EfficientDynamics in the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo.

The BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo offers a comprehensive package of BMW EfficientDynamics technologies, creating more driving pleasure and less emissions.

ECO PRO mode.

As soon as you select the ECO PRO mode, everything is geared to maximum efficiency. Depending on your individual driving characteristics, this enables you to reduce fuel consumption by up to 20%, as determined by an internal BMW consumption study.
The accelerator pedal and gearbox parameters, as well as shift points, are all optimised and the heating/air-conditioning strategy is adapted intelligently. The control display shows you which BMW EfficientDynamics features are currently reducing fuel consumption, while situation-specific ECO PRO tips help you to drive more efficiently.
Another ECO PRO feature is ECO PRO Route, which, in combination with the latest-generation BMW Professional Multimedia Navigation system, calculates the most efficient route on the basis of different parameters, including individual driving style, the current traffic situation or the road conditions. The bonus range in the on-board computer shows you how many additional miles you can drive thanks to the ECO PRO mode.


The design of the vehicle is systematically geared to the BMW EfficientDynamics philosophy. In particular the aerodynamically optimised front apron and underbody impress with their innovative new features that reduce drag and fuel consumption.
In the front apron, the integrated Aero Curtain guides the airstream along the front wheel housings via two vertical inlets. Once accelerated, the stream of air then forms a ‘curtain’ around the outer sides of the wheels. Further, the Air Breather channels the airstream over the front wheels. These innovations reduce turbulence and drag, lowering fuel consumption. The smooth underbody lining and the engine compartment screening are further details that enable a significant enhancement in aerodynamics. 

Auto Start-Stop.

Auto Start-Stop ensures that fuel is used only when your vehicle is on the move.
When your vehicle is standing still, for example at a red light or in stationary traffic, Auto Start-Stop makes use of the energy-saving potential and switches off the engine as soon as the vehicle is in neutral and you have taken your foot off the clutch (manual transmission) or when you have operated the brake until the vehicle is at a standstill (automatic transmission).
The Control Display indicates that the function is active. As soon as you put your foot on the clutch (manual transmission) or take your foot off the brake (automatic transmission), the engine restarts automatically in an instant, allowing you to continue your journey quickly and smoothly.
  • Your comfort and safety remain unimpaired as Auto Start-Stop is not activated if the engine has not reached its optimum operating temperature, the interior climate is not as you desire, the battery charging status is too low or when you operate the steering. If desired, a central control element starts the engine even when your vehicle is at a standstill (for example if your vehicle has started rolling or if condensation has formed on the windscreen). Auto Start-Stop can be deactivated at the push of a button at any time.

Brake Energy Regeneration.

Each time you brake, kinetic energy is released which, until recently, remained unused. Brake Energy Regeneration exploits this previously untapped potential by taking the energy produced whenever you brake or take your foot off the accelerator and converting it into electricity.
This energy is used to charge the battery. Thanks to this intelligent energy-management system, the alternator does not need to run permanently, which relieves strain on the generator. The result? Lower fuel consumption and higher performance – just as BMW EfficentDynamics intended.

Eight-speed automatic transmission.

The eight-speed automatic transmission and the eight-speed Sport automatic transmission enable much swifter gear shifts thanks to finely graduated gear ratios and short rev intervals. This ensures a combination of top-class comfort, lively dynamics and lower fuel consumption.
At the same time, the engine remains at the performance level that allows it to make optimum use of its power and efficiency. At high speeds, the additional gears reduce the revs, which leads to a reduction in both fuel consumption and engine noise.
  • The eight-speed Sport automatic transmission adapts to your individual way of driving, ranging from relaxed coasting to an extremely dynamic motoring style. In addition to the automatic gear changes, you can switch to manual transmission at any time, where you shift gears using a shortened gear change lever or via two paddle switches on the Sport leather steering wheel. In the Sport mode, gear shifts are designed for high performance and optimised acceleration. With the eight-speed Sport automatic transmission, you achieve the best-possible efficiency and, at the same time, enjoy unbeatable gear shifts.