BMW Driving Experience for people with disabilities

FREEDOM AND DRIVING PLEASURE.

The BMW Driving Experience for people with disabilities.

Freedom and driving pleasure.The BMW Driving Experience for people with disabilities.

For more safety and driving pleasure: The BMW Driving Experience is expanding its offering to include Safety Training for people with physical disabilities. From July 2021, for the first time, a driving-oriented programme will be conducted under the guidance of trained instructors and in specially converted BMW and MINI models. The highlight of the vehicle fleet is the new BMW M3 Competition, which has also been converted for this training session.

 

MINI John Cooper Works:
Fuel consumption in l/100 (combined): 7.1 – 6.8 (WLTP)
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 161 – 155 (WLTP)

BMW M3 Competition Sedan with M xDrive:
Fuel consumption in l/100 (combined): 10.1-10.0 (WLTP)
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 231-228 (WLTP)

BMW 230i:
Fuel consumption in l/100 (combined): 7.6-7.3 (WLTP)
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 170-166 (WLTP)

 

Read more

DRIVING PLEASURE AND SAFETY.

The choice of vehicles makes it clear that in addition to safe and confident reactions in different traffic situations, driving fun also plays a central role. The MINI John Cooper Works, particularly sporty BMW models and the BMW M3 Competition are available for Safety Training. The practical driving exercises in the programme range from braking and evasive manoeuvres to slalom driving on the ideal line and drifting through controlled oversteering in bends.
 

Read more
Tina Schmidt-Kiendl, BMW Driving Experience instructor

Tina Schmidt-Kiendl

"Driving is self-determination and thus also a kind of freedom. With the new programme, we want to give people with comparable disabilities the joy of driving that I also live every day."
Tina Schmidt-Kiendl, one of the instructors of the BMW Driving Experience, is herself a paraplegic.
Special designed steering wheel for people with disabilities in a BMW 230i Coupé

Everything under control: acceleration is by a ring on the steering wheel, braking by a special lever next to it (here in the BMW 230i Coupé).

510 HP CONTROLLED BY HAND.

With converted training vehicles that can be comfortably steered by hand, people with physical disabilities are provided with perfect conditions to participate in the Driving Experience Safety Training. Both hands can remain on the steering wheel at all times. An additional ring on the steering wheel is used to accelerate. Directly next to it is a special brake lever. Thanks to these modifications, with a little practice it is possible to steer the BMW M3 Competition which is powered by an inline six-cylinder engine with 510 hp, confidently and sportily around the training grounds.
 

Read more
Special designed steering wheel for people with disabilities in a BMW 230i Coupé

Everything under control: acceleration is by a ring on the steering wheel, braking by a special lever next to it (here in the BMW 230i Coupé).

TRAINING DETAILS..

The Safety Training for people with disabilities is designed as a full-day event. The ideal conditions for intensive driving safety training are provided by the BMW and MINI Driving Academy in Maisach near Munich. There, participants learn to control their vehicle calmly and skilfully even in surprising situations. Braking and evasive manoeuvres as well as lane changes with and without deceleration are practised on different road surfaces. In addition to a slalom course, the extensive area also includes a circuit and circular surfaces prepared for highly dynamic driving exercises with controlled oversteer. In addition to maximum safety and confidence at the wheel, the participants also gain increased driving pleasure during drift manoeuvres in sporty curves.

 

Read more
BMW Driving Experience with the BMW M3 Competition

THE BMW DRIVING EXPERIENCE.

THE BMW DRIVING EXPERIENCE.

MINI John Cooper Works:
Fuel consumption in l/100 (combined): 7.1 – 6.8 (WLTP)
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 161 – 155 (WLTP)

BMW M3 Competition Sedan with M xDrive:
Fuel consumption in l/100 (combined): 10.1-10.0 (WLTP)
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 231-228 (WLTP)

BMW 230i:
Fuel consumption in l/100 (combined): 7.6-7.3 (WLTP)
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 170-166 (WLTP)

Read more
  • The models illustrated include optional equipment.

    Official data on power consumption and electric range were determined in accordance with the mandatory measurement procedure and comply with Regulation (EU) 715/2007 valid at the time of type approval. In case of a range, figures in the NEDC take into account differences in the selected wheel and tire size; figures in the WLTP take into account any optional equipment. WLTP values are used for assessing taxes and other vehicle-related charges that are (also) based on CO2 emissions, as well as for the purposes of vehicle-specific subsidies, if applicable. Where applicable, the NEDC values listed were calculated based on the new WLTP measurement procedure and then converted back to the NEDC measurement procedure for comparability reasons. For newly type-tested vehicles since 01.01.2021, the official data no longer exist according to NEDC, but only according to WLTP. For more information on the WLTP and NEDC measurement procedures, see https://www.bmw.com/wltp.

    For further information about the official fuel consumption and the specific CO2 emission of new passenger cars can be taken out of the „handbook of fuel consumption, the CO2 emission and power consumption of new passenger cars“, which is available at all selling points and at https://www.dat.de/co2/.

    All vehicles, equipment, combination possibilities and varieties shown here are examples and can differ in your country. In no way do they constitute a binding offer by the BMW M GmbH. Visit your local BMW website or see your authorised BMW M Retailer for accurate details on the offers in your country.