New BMW M2 and XM to be displayed this month in Spartanburg


After its internet debut on the night of October eleventh, the brand new BMW M2 will make its world debut in South Africa on the M Competition. Concurrently, the brand new BMW M2 and XM will make their U.S. public debut in South Carolina. From October 14 by means of 16, BMW of North America will host a sequence of occasions as a part of the M Anniversary Celebrations. There will likely be M observe driving experiences with skilled instruction, charity rides in historic BMW M race automobiles, and BMW celeb visitors and audio system.

Friday, October 14: The Final Driving Museum and BMW Zentrum

The weekend kicks off Friday, October 14, on the BMW CCA Basis – residence of The Final Driving Museum. From 9:00 AM to three:00 PM ticket holders obtain admission to the museum’s “The Energy of M: Celebrating 50 Years” exhibit that includes over 25 autos spanning the historical past of BMW M together with the 1972 3.0 CSL Batmobile, the legendary 2012 M3 CRT, and the 2018 M8 GTE race automobile. Whereas there, guests can pre-purchase Jackie Jouret’s soft-cover exhibit ebook and have it signed by the creator from 11:00-11:30 AM and 1:00-1:30 PM.

Visitors will check-in on the museum and accumulate a registration badge that may achieve them entry to a night occasion that includes cocktails and appetizers on the BMW Zentrum from 6:00-9:00 PM. The occasion will honor Jochen Neerpasch, BMW’s first Director of Motorsport and the creator of BMW M who, sadly, is unable to attend. Head of BMW Product Communications Tom Plucinsky will average a dialogue with Eddie Cheever, star of Neerpasch’s first BMW Junior Group driver growth program, and IMSA legend Invoice Auberlen. Door prizes embrace a set of tires from Continental, driving experiences on the BMW Efficiency Heart, and memorabilia signed by Eddie Cheever and Invoice Auberlen.

Tickets for the VIP Reception value $195 per individual. Info and registration accessible right here.

Saturday, October 15: The BMW Efficiency Heart

The day will kick off on the BMW Efficiency Heart with visitors getting behind the wheel of high-performance M automobiles. Two 2-hour periods will likely be supplied from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Guests may also buy a spot within the passenger’s seat of a traditional BMW M race automobile for the journey of a lifetime, with the proceeds benefitting the BMW CCA Basis. The day will proceed with the general public unveil of the 2023 BMW M2 and the XM.

A Bavarian Mittagessen (lunch!) of brats, pretzels, and beer will likely be accessible for buy from 12:00-2:00 PM. Invoice Auberlen and different BMW celebrities will likely be there for questions, dialog, and picture ops. The Final Driving Museum will likely be open from 2:00-5:00 PM, the place Invoice will likely be among the many featured visitor audio system.

Tickets for the driving occasion are $135 per individual and embrace the afternoon actions, or $35 for the afternoon occasions alone. Tickets and extra data can be found right here.

Sunday, October 16: Vehicles and Espresso with the BMW M Chapter

The weekend winds up on the BMW CCA headquarters with a Vehicles and Espresso automobile present hosted by the BMW M Chapter. The present is predicted to draw dozens of recent and traditional M autos, plus a number of very particular autos from BMWUSA Traditional Assortment. Additionally, for many who missed them on Saturday, the all-new 2023 BMW M2 and the first-ever BMW XM may even be on show within the BMW CCA headquarters storage.

The Vehicles and Espresso will run from 8:00-11:00 AM. Beginning at midday, the M Chapter will host an unique drive alongside a few of South Carolina’s finest backroads.

Visitors wishing to go on the drive should register right here. Admission to the Vehicles and Espresso is free.


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