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BMW defines "Performance Driving" as the act of extracting the highest level of performance from an automobile by its' driver under any circumstances - this experience will help you do just that!
- The BMW Performance Driving Center is a $12 million dollar facility designed to offer drivers a fun, exhilarating and dynamic experience
- Work with a team of BMW Driver Training Instructors and experience a challenging mix of low and high-speed driving exercises
- Discover a fleet of the latest BMW models, the perfect experience for any driving enthusiast!
At BMW, they possess such a profound belief in high performance driving, and the driver's right to experience every heart-pounding moment of it, that they've invested $12 million to create the BMW Performance Center.
The BMW Performance Center and its' staff equip drivers with the skills necessary to enjoy the ultimate driving experience. Thanks to their fleet of the latest model BMWs, a team of training instructors and a challenging mix of low and high-speed driving exercises, the BMW Performance Driving School will help you become a more confident, safe and enthusiastic driver.
Car Control School
In a fraction of a second, a good driver can predict their vehicle's response to a number of adverse driving conditions and act accordingly to minimize the risk of an accident. Learn how to diagnose these conditions in a safe, controlled environment under the watchful eyes of a professional driver during the Car Control School.
You'll focus on vehicle dynamics, not just in theory, but in practice. With the Two Day school, you'll experience more driving time and a more in depth look at the BMW line to better understand how vehicles of different sizes and weights behave in similar conditions.
Get ready to focus on the same skill sets that professional drivers work on every day. You'll learn how to optimize the M cars' attitude to the conditions and road at hand. You'll become a smoother driver. And your reaction times will decrease. It's the result of your skills becoming more in tune with the attributes of the car you'll be driving. After all, power is nothing if you can't handle it.
You'll hone in on finesse, quick reflexes and eye coordination through a variety of exercises on the slalom course, autocross and wet skid pad. With more horsepower and sharper chassis dynamics at your control, you'll need to be at the top of your game. And the BMW Performance Driving School will help you get there!
- All participants must have a valid drivers license
- Participants under the age of 18 must have parental approval
- BMW will provide the cars needed for this experience
1 or 2 full days, depending on option selected.
You will be accompanied by other drivers. The BMW Performance Driving School can accommodate groups of up to 100 participants.
Spectators are allowed, however limited viewing is available.
This experience is weather dependent. Always contact your experience provider in the event of possible inclement weather. In the event your experience is canceled due to inclement weather, you will be able to reschedule directly with the experience provider.
What to Wear:
Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for the weather, and closed toes shoes such as sneakers. Sandals, high heels or flip flops are not allowed.
For this experience we recommend booking at least 90 days in advance.
Prior to scheduling/booking a date for this experience, Cloud 9 Living's standard return and exchange policy shall apply. Once you have scheduled a date and received a booking confirmation, you may cancel or reschedule your experience at least 14 days in advance of your scheduled date. Once you are within 14 days of the event, you are then locked in to that date and time and no changes can be made.
What kind of vehicles does the BMW Performance Center use?
The BMW Performance Center uses the latest BMW models on hand, including X and M models.
Are cars with manual transmission offered?
Traditional manual transmissions are not offered, however many of the vehicles are equipped with the latest performance automatic and dual clutch transmissions that offer manual control.
Are there any driving requirements to attend the performance driving school?
Participants must possess a valid driver's license.
Do I need any performance-driving experience?
No prior performance-driving experience is required.
Can I drive my own BMW on the track?
No, the performance driving school will provide all cars for this experience.
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