Predictive Powertrain Control
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Predictive Powertrain Control

The easy road to better driving – with Predictive Powertrain Control.

The system integrates a driving style optimised for the route topography into the operation of the automatic transmission and, in conjunction with the precisely coordinated shift strategy, allows fuel savings of up to 5% to be achieved. 

Advantages at a glance.

  • Up to 5% less fuel consumption with PPC
  • Identification of the course of the road, such as uphill and downhill gradients
  • Optimisation of shift points, gear selection and the cruise-control speed setting
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Full control for fuel efficiency. The new Predictive Powertrain Control system, optionally available,  helps to reduce fuel consumption and in addition relieves the driver's workload.

On a steep hill, ahead of a hilltop, coasting down a hill, in dips or on the flat – Predictive Powertrain Control recognises impending driving situations in good time and takes anticipatory action. To this end, Predictive Powertrain Control continually monitors the vehicle's kinetic energy and uses it ahead of hilltops or on the flat for EcoRoll phases. This reduces engine drag losses and saves fuel. The system also adapts shift sequences to the impending driving situation, applying less gear changes and larger gear steps. This also helps to reduce fuel consumption.