It’s the holiday season once again, and you’ve got a special gearhead in your life to shop for. They’ve got the tools, the accessories and the T-shirts, but do they have the experience? Enter the BMW Performance Driving School, located in Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Thermal, California, where drivers can take one of our BMWs onto our track for a day (or two) of tire-shredding, grin-inducing fun. Be sure to get them a gift card to the BMW Performance Center this holiday season, and they’ll have the time of their life.
Both of our locations feature a closed road course, a full suite of BMWs and professional driving instructors who are eager to let you feel just how fast a 444-horsepower BMW M3 really is. With a variety of classes like Teen School, one- or two-day Driver’s School and one- or two-day M School, there’s a class for any age and skill level. Take a spin (or multiple) on our wet skid pad to learn how to counter steer and control a drift. Guide a BMW at high speeds through a coned slalom, then panic brake as hard as you can without stopping over the line. Go head-to-head with other drivers in M cars to determine who can post the best lap time and take home bragging rights, and there’s so much more.
Of course, BMW makes more than just sports cars for sale. You can experience the off-road prowess of an X SAV® with our off-road course as you tackle rocky terrain, steep declines and deep water. For two-wheeled enthusiasts, we also have both on- and off-road motorcycle classes that emphasize control and safety.*
Our world-renowned BMW Driving Instructors come with years of racing and high-performance driving experience, and they willingly demonstrate this skill set during a hot lap. You’ll swap seats and see firsthand just how high the performance ceiling of a BMW M car really is. Prepare to have the time of your life. Before heading home, stop by our gift shop for authentic BMW gear that simply can’t be found anywhere else. Of course, the permanent grin you leave with is free.
It’s been called a theme park for adults, and this bucket list experience will let you do something that can only be done here: push an Ultimate Driving Machine® to its limit, while finding out about your own. To purchase a gift card, call 1-888-345-4269, and for more information, visit

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*BMW SAV and motorcycle courses are available only at our South Carolina facility.