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      08-07-2011, 11:10 AM   #1
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Question 6MT: BMW Efficient Dynamics Display - Gear Suggestions for Eco Mode

found this on YouTube - BMW Efficient Dynamics Display

how do you enable this feature!?

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      08-07-2011, 01:45 PM   #2
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You have to enable it via coding for the NA market.
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      08-07-2011, 02:57 PM   #3
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Alex@Alpine can hook it up.
This is a really useful feature for daily drivers
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      08-07-2011, 03:40 PM   #4
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Alex coded mine last week with this feature... Pretty cool I must say and from what I can tell so far it does improve mpg slightly. That being said, it makes driving a little less fun since it keeps you under 2k rpms most of the time.
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      08-07-2011, 05:25 PM   #5
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Eco Mode? I think not.
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      08-07-2011, 07:29 PM   #6
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hahahah Eco mode drive a prius, owning a V8 let me rephrase that a High revving v8 and eco mode dont go in the same sentance, but cool feature
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Hint: shift at 2K and go green. Then shift down 2 gears, redline it and absolutely smoke that Prius in front of you.
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Hint: shift at 2K and go green. Then shift down 2 gears, redline it and absolutely smoke that Prius in front of you.
haha great tip for going green! I recycle my water bottles to do my part nothing gets in the way of driving my driving sttyleeee
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      08-07-2011, 10:41 PM   #9
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how do u change that display to show other stuff btw??
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      08-07-2011, 10:48 PM   #10
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      08-07-2011, 11:03 PM   #11
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Does it blink to tell you when to shift?
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      08-08-2011, 11:36 AM   #12
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Is this just a shift indicator?
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      08-08-2011, 11:52 AM   #13
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Is this just a shift indicator?
Yea it just tells you when to shift for optimum mpg.
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      08-08-2011, 12:35 PM   #14
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So spend a few hundred dollars to get your vehicle coded to tell you when to shift so you can save money on gas, or the free version is to just shift at a lower RPM and lighter pressure on the throttle and save money on gas
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So spend a few hundred dollars to get your vehicle coded to tell you when to shift so you can save money on gas, or the free version is to just shift at a lower RPM and lighter pressure on the throttle and save money on gas
hahahahah.
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      08-08-2011, 12:50 PM   #16
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WOW this is very interesting... now im curious i want to do this for the hell of it... LOL
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It tells you to shift into 5th gear at 35mph? I won't shift into 4th until i'm at least doing 40mph. The rpm's will be way too low
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lol I dont shift into 4th unless I am at at least 80mph.
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Last edited by pillpopper; 08-09-2011 at 12:24 PM. Reason: hahahah thanks SamS for pointing that out.
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      08-08-2011, 01:12 PM   #19
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lol I dont shit into 4th unless I am at at least 80mph.
Sounds messy.
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      08-08-2011, 01:14 PM   #20
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An interesting feature, yes, but a CBA is needed. How much does it cost to get it coded, how much will you reduce your fuel usage by having it, and how long will it take you to make up the cost and begin realizing a savings?
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      08-08-2011, 01:33 PM   #21
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You need your computer to tell you to keep the RPMs low to save gas???
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im a bit eary about this... shifting gears at 2k rpm? WTF...

i tried that and shit will almost stall... or it feels so shitty to drive on that low RPM...
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