Since 1994, BMW has produced 5 different vehicles and their variants in South Carolina: the BMW 318i, the Z3 and Z4 roadsters, the BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle and the X6 Sports Activity Coupe. Between 500-600 cars roll off the line every day.
Across the street from the manufacturing operation is the Performance Center, which I had the good fortune to tour on May 17, 2010. This video starts with a tour of the Center, then takes us outside to watch M-series drivers on the automobile course.
Later we go out to the motorcycle off-road course where Motorrad Instructor Jim Millard describes the activities and skills to be learned by navigating through gravel, sand, ruts and ditches. I’m taking my motorcycle training with Jim on my BMW G650 June 14-15 so stay tuned for more!
Touring the BMW Performance Center in Greer, SC from TamelaRich on Vimeo.