Whether on a steep hill, coming over a crest, when rolling downhill, in dips or on level ground, thanks to satellite-supported navigation and precise 3D maps, Predictive Powertrain Control can detect and react to upcoming driving situations at an early stage. In order to do so, Predictive Powertrain Control continually monitors the vehicle's kinetic energy and uses it on such occasions as coming over crests or on the flat for EcoRoll phases, which reduce drag losses and save fuel. The system also adapts shift sequences to the impending driving situation, applying fewer and larger gear changes, for example.
The smart integration of the Predictive Powertrain Control can also detect turning requests, for example, by setting the turn indicator and initiating a consumption-reducing rolling phase. It also integrates the extended Top Torque in both the Standard and Power driving modes.