BMW M Fes­ti­val

New Zealand Classic Car - - NATIONWIDE NEWS -

Once again, 2017 saw BMW take its M Fes­ti­val across the coun­try to Rua­puna, Man­feild and Hamp­ton Downs.

The M Fes­ti­val of­fers the op­por­tu­nity to jump behind the wheel of a range of M cars and feel the power and poise of­fered by the lat­est on of­fer from the Bavar­ian pow­er­house.

The M Fes­ti­val is a half-day track ex­pe­ri­ence giv­ing BMW driv­ers, those test­ing the wa­ters of M own­er­ship and those with a heavy right foot and a de­sire for a bril­liant day out the abil­ity to ex­plore the lim­its of M cars un­der the ex­pert guid­ance of Mike Eady, and the team from Track­time.

The M Fes­ti­val is a step up from tra­di­tional driver train­ing days, al­low­ing driv­ers to prop­erly test their own driv­ing skills while push­ing the lim­its of the track and the cars.

The half-day ex­pe­ri­ence is split into three mod­ules — the slalom, which pits driv­ers against one an­other for time through a slalom course, the brak­ing test which re­quires heavy right and left feet with the win­ner want­ing to achieve the high­est pos­si­ble speed, and to pick the best brak­ing point to come to a stop in a cone box, and fi­nally, driv­ers are sent out to do com­plete cir­cuits of the track, get­ting a drive in the full range of cars, from the new M2 to the be­he­moth that is the X5M, and ev­ery­thing in be­tween.

Of course the day wouldn’t be com­plete with­out a prize­giv­ing and a de­brief be­fore head­ing home to jump on­line, and dream about own­ing your very own M car.

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