BMW DRIVER’S SCHOOL
Discover why the Ultimate Driving Machine isn’t just a tagline. Each BMW was built for maximum enjoyment at the limit, and you’ll be able to experience every spine-tingling sensation behind the wheel in our Driver’s program.
ONE-DAY DRIVER'S SCHOOL
Start with a brief classroom session to go over key concepts, then take it to the track for pulse-elevating exercises involving the wet skid pad and panic braking. After lunch, you’ll head back for the Handling Course, and finally a timed lap to bring together everything learned that day. You won’t need your typical morning coffee.Please note the Summer hours for our Performance Center West location only. Classes in Thermal will begin at 6AM, June 1st through September 30th. Please check your confirmation email for details.
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Two-DAY DRIVER'S SCHOOL
HONE YOUR DRIVING SKILLS
Two-Day School includes everything from One-Day School, plus skill-advancing exercises like the Double Lane Change Course and interstate braking from 70 mph. You’ll also experience other BMWs as you head to the Off-Road Course to pilot X vehicles through adverse conditions. Finally, enjoy a Performance Drive, where you can take three different BMW models around our track, and learn the unique handling characteristics of each. Prepare for two full days of adrenaline.Please note the Summer hours for our Performance Center West location only. Classes in Thermal will begin at 6AM, June 1st through September 30th. Please check your confirmation email for details.
Students start out at a steady 70 mph traveling in a straight line. In their path is a box made of cones, and students must decide both at what point to hit the brakes and how much braking is needed in order to stop correctly, all while keeping the car under control.
DOUBLE LANE CHANGE
DOUBLE LANE CHANGE
Students will explore how a car handles changes in direction, as their vehicle’s weight shifts through a series of left to right turns. Avoid hitting cones, and you’ll win the day.
Learn to brake hard from speeds up to 55 mph while navigating a corner. Sounds easy: it isn’t. But our instructors will give you pointers throughout.
Students will get an overall feel for their BMWs as they drive through our handling course. Developing a feel for the limit of traction while accelerating, braking and cornering, it’s an exercise aimed at overall car control.
WET SKID PAD
WET SKID PAD
A polished concrete skid pad offers up the perfect spot to learn how to handle your car at the limit of grip. You’ll learn to feel when the car starts to slip and how to control it through a drift. Yea, it’s a blast.
Let your competitive side show as you combine all the skills learned into one cohesive lap. Can you lay down the best time in your group and win bragging rights?
TWO TRACKS. ONE GOAL.
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Fast turns, a back straight perfect for speed exercises and a polished wet concrete skid pad make our Spartanburg track the perfect place to hone your driving skills.
Set against the backdrop of a beautiful mountain range, Thermal offers a unique track layout with the same challenges as our East Coast location.