Test Your Road Skills at the BMW Performance Driving School

There’s a reason why roller coasters are so popular. We all love a thrill! Though, nothing quite compares to the feeling of getting behind the wheel of a fast car. There is something so exhilarating about the roar of the engine and the world around you zipping by. Honor your love for fast cars with a visit to the BMW Performance Driving School! 

Read on to learn more about what you can expect when you sign up for a drive.


How to Get There

The BMW Performance Driving School is in the Greenville/Spartanburg area, about 45 minutes away from The Orchard Inn. It is also the home of the BMW manufacturing plant, which you can tour. While you are there, you can get a good idea of how these iconic cars are made!

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What to Expect from Your Time at the BMW Performance Driving School 

You Can Enroll in Various Driver’s School Classes

Sharpen your driving skills when you enroll in one of the BMW Driver’s School classes! They offer various courses ranging from basic safety classes to M-School classes for experienced drivers that will get you out on the track if you have your own BMW. It all depends on what you’re hoping to take away from your time at the School. 

The M School is where you will get to experience the faster cars and work on techniques that professional drivers use. The options within this School are either a one or two-day M-course, an advanced M-course, or a day of driving and golf. This option is not for the faint of heart! You will practice drifting and have laps as well.

Hit the Road on Two Wheels 

The BMW Performance Driving School isn’t just for cars. The instructors love teaching motorcycle classes as well. You can choose between an on-road or off-road class. The only requirements are that you know how to ride a motorcycle and have a license to drive one. Be sure to bring all of your gear, helmet, and protective wear as well. When you take a motorcycle class, you will learn to ride more effectively and how to handle sticky situations that you may encounter while on the road.

Opt for a One-of-a-Kind Experience 

The School also offers a variety of experiences for those who only have a few free hours to spare but would still like to get their hands on a BMW steering wheel. Get the thrill of being out on the open road or zipping around a race track without committing to a full day of classes! Some experiences you might choose from include: 

  • A two-hour performance drive
  • A one-and-a-half-hour M track drive¬†
  • A three-hour ultimate track experience¬†
  • & so much more!¬†

Book Your Stay at The Orchard Inn in Saluda, NC

After a long day at the BMW Performance Driving Schoo, be sure to spend your nights with us at The Orchard Inn. Our excellent service and cozy rooms will complete what will surely be an amazing trip. We know that you will be hungry, so skip leaving the inn and come have dinner with us at our in-house restaurant, Newman’s. Enjoy a thoughtfully crafted menu featuring locally sourced ingredients. Additionally, you can look forward to a gourmet breakfast every morning. We even offer a variety of coffee beverages from which you can choose! 

Check our availability and book your stay today! 

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Header Photo by: Josh Hallett