A holiday spent traversing the Namibian landscape in an X5, learning the perfect line at the Nürburgring or driving on a frozen lake in Sweden are just some of the exciting and unique trips on offer in BMW’s Driver Training programme for 2005.

Arguably the most exclusive excursion will see customers experience a nine-day trip to Namibia for a 750-mile off-road adventure. Behind the wheel of a BMW X5 participants will be taught off-road driving skills on a variety of surfaces as well as learning how to navigate. The guides on this trip of a lifetime are not only experts in off-road driving but also in wildlife and geography contributing a true insight into this corner of Africa.

Another Driver Training trip on offer allows enthusiasts to get behind the wheel of a 330i and an M3 for schooling in performance driving at the Nürburgring. Instructors on this two-day course will take participants around the 14-mile Northern Loop teaching them the circuit section by section while improving their techniques behind the wheel.

Meanwhile, the Swedish adventure sees drivers spending two days getting to grips with ice driving in an M3 and riding snowmobiles. But for those who don’t want to brave the Arctic a similar course is on offer in Austria.

Fans of two-seat sports cars won’t be disappointed either as there is also a chance to experience driver training in a Z4 on a four-day trans-Alps trip that takes in some of the best alpine roads.

However, they are not all high-octane days out as BMW also offers a daylong course showing how to be more conservative with your right foot. The economy driving day teaches participants how to get the most from their car and improve their driving skill to minimise consumption.

Prices for Driver Training courses start from as little as £97 for an economy-driving course rising to £3,075 for the trip to Namibia. For further details and to make a booking customers should log on to www.bmw.de/fahrertraining

Published : 10/03/05 Author : Melanie Carter

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