BMW will continue to develop its Efficient Dynamics system and will load up the new 1-series with the next generation of the fuel-saving tech as standard.
The principle of Efficient Dynamics will stay the same, however: small, mostly invisible changes to the car’s mechanicals that, when combined, add up to sizeable improvements in fuel consumption and emissions.
So in addition to today’s Efficient Dynamics - which includes a disconnecting alternator, stop-start and low-resistance tyres - the new car will get features such as pre-heating for the engine, differential and gearbox oil to ensure the oil is working at its most efficient from the moment the car is started.
Stop-start will become available on BMW’s automatic gearboxes as well as manuals, and a new electro-mechanical steering system will be added.
Much further into the future, and not destined for the 1-series, is a heat recovery system that uses waste heat from the exhaust to generate electricity to power the car’s ancillaries.