View Full Version : PCD in March

01-25-2012, 08:33 PM
This is depressing: my car is currently sitting in Bimmerhaven, waiting for a boat. I've been given a date for PCD on March 20, and the 2 month wait is going to be just short of unbearable!

That being said, has any F12/F13 owners done the PCD delivery? It says on the FAQ's that you'll drive a car "similar to the one ordered". If anyone's done this, did you drive a 650, or was it a similar sized car?

01-25-2012, 08:47 PM
WTF? Why two months off?

01-25-2012, 08:52 PM
I'm actually going to the Performance Center in February for a "One-on-one" lesson. It is essentially the PCD without your own car. I was offered this because originally my car was going to be ready at Christmas when they shut down for a while and they apparently are highly booked at that time. I was told that at this "One-on-one" I will be given the overview of the equipment in the car and take one "similar to the one ordered" out on the track with one of the drivers for a while. My impression is that the car I drive will be a 650. Idk if it will be a RWD or xDrive (what I ordered), but I think they have a pretty impressive stable they can choose from because of the PCD and all of the different driving courses. Obviously, the factory and museum tours will be part of the trip as well, but those are free to anyone.

I'm doing my One-on-One on a Friday, and then I am doing the 2-day car control course Saturday and Sunday. I figured I'd just make a long weekend of the trip. I'm eight hours away, so I coordinated my one-on-one with the class. Apparently the one-on-one is easier to schedule than the PCD. I'm not quite sure what the difference will be. I think the only thing I miss out on is the free hotel and meals, but that was a small price to pay for getting my car sooner. I was told that I'd have to wait until March if I wanted to do the real PCD rather than the One-on-One.

I'm really looking forward to the trip. I should probably get my car a week or so before I head up there, so hopefully I can compile a list of questions while I have the product specialist at my disposal.

01-25-2012, 09:03 PM
I realize this does nothing to answer your question, but I've been to the Performance Center twice before, both times as part of the "6 Series Driving Event" package they used to offer to new 6er owners. (Man, I wish they were still doing that!) Anyway, both times, the entire trip was meticulously planned and well executed... and the people were always super nice and extremely professional. I'm sure if they have something set up for you, you'll end up pleased with the experience.