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Old 01-25-2013, 07:37 PM
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You got in the evening I was leaving from my PCD and heading to Asheville. Glad the weather cleared up for you.
I was really worried about the weather as it rained all the way on the drive up. It was the first time in my life I was praying it didn't snow. Sending 560 hp to the rear wheels on an icy track seemed a bit scary. I'm sure it would be fun but probably less educational.

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The M school sounds like a blast, even though they don't represent my baby (X6M) I'd love to go around that track in any M car, for sure. I don't think the all wheel drive X ///M's are as challenging to drive. One instructor plain said its a whole different animal, and controlling and sliding the M5 takes lots of skill. He said it is such a beast, it's been the most difficult M car to master. I can believe it.
I did find myself wanting to have my car for a few of the exercises to play with an xDrive variant on the track. The curiosity, however, was killed buy the thought of ruining my Dunlops and paying $2000 to replace them for a few minutes on the track.

The drivers' abilities are beyond phenomenal. I was completely in awe every time we got in the cars with them for fast run throughs and the hot lap.

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I wanted to see more of it at PCD but we only did the most basic exercises, which left me hungry for more track time. Sounds like the M school fits that bill perfectly. Will definitely be looking into this.
The PC/BMW is brilliant when it comes to the art of giving you just a taste to hook you and get you to come back for more. For instance, I had an amazing test drive in an M3, which led to buying a 650xi, doing PCD, taking the 2-day Car Control Course, and ultimately enrolling in the M School... with 2 others who are now in love with BMW. Like I said, brilliant!

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Btw, reading your review makes me want to get an M3 track car, even though I know that's a bad idea. Wife will probably make me take turns sleeping in the M3 and X6M for a long time if I do that!
Haha. Lay down the seats in the X6 M, and you could probably sleep there relatively comfortably... in the fetal position. Sacrifices must be made lol.
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