How do I get my DPF to regenerate?

I own a 2017 BMW 640d Coupe. It easily reaches 70 mph at 1500rpm in auto mode. I think you advise drivers to maintain 2000rpm for 15 miles or so on a dual carriageway or motorway. Should I do this in manual mode in order to achieve the desired revs?

Asked on 19 January 2024 by Mike Thomas

Answered by David Ross
The exact procedure for a DPF regeneration can vary between vehicles, but as a general rule 2000rpm and a steady throttle for 20 minutes or more are the ideal circumstances to achieve regeneration, so if required we would suggest using the manual function of the gearbox.
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