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Old 04-21-2012, 07:33 PM
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hi I'm new to this forum and i just got my 300 last week so sorry if this has been asked already, but when I'm driving I'm noticing ECO flashing above the speedometer it goes on and off, mainly on from what I've noticed, can anyone tell me what this means?
 
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Page 264 of your owners manual....in your glove box.



There is an ECO icon between the Compass and Outside
Temperature info at the top of the EVIC display. This icon
will appear whenever MDS (if equipped) allows the
engine to operate on four cylinders, or if you are driving
in a fuel efficient manner.
 
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my owners manual is MIA, they had to order me one, it wasnt in the car for whatever reason, thats why im here asking.....but thank you! whats MDS?
 
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U can download one off Chrysler.com/owner web site
 
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https://owners.chrysler.com

You can also get an app for your phone http://www.chrysler.com/en/dmobileapps/
 

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Maximizing MPG (Miles per Gallon) with MDS (Multi-Displacement System)


Multi-Displacement System (MDS) is a fuel-saving technology that is here today. Customers get the power and capability of the HEMI® V-8 that they desire, with the fuel economy of a less powerful engine.
The Chrysler MDS seamlessly alternates between smooth high-fuel-economy four-cylinder mode when less power is needed and V-8 mode when more power from the 5.7L HEMI engine is in demand. This optimizes fuel economy when V-8 power is not required without sacrificing vehicle performance or capability.


Just a few simple tips can help owners of Chrysler Group engines with Multi-Displacement System (MDS) get the most fuel mileage possible from their 5.7L HEMI V8 engine. The customer does not need to drive in a certain way to realize a fuel economy improvement with MDS but these driving habits can maximize their fuel savings with this technology.
  • Keeping speeds to 65 mph or below - MDS uses four cylinder mode most at these speeds
  • Use cruise control -- this helps maintain a steady speed generally allowing the HEMI to run on four cylinders for longer periods
  • Accelerate more gradually - the HEMI will provide V8 power whenever it is requested by the driver
  • Use a steady throttle whenever possible - this maximizes four cylinder mode
 
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