SAFETY TRAINING FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES.
At our new Safety Training course for people with physical disabilities you will experience driving pleasure to the full. To this end, we have adapted a selection of current BMW and MINI models to allow easy operation by hand while keeping both hands on the steering wheel. Acceleration is via an extra ring on the steering wheel and just next to the wheel is the brake lever. The new BMW M3 Competition, BMW 230i, MINI John Cooper Works and a range of other models will be at your service.
Your full-day training programme begins with a theory section on driving dynamics. Under the watchful eye of our specially trained instructors, you will learn all about the adapted cars and be shown the correct seating position and the best way to hold the steering wheel to enjoy safe and sporting driving. As part of practical driving exercises you will work on braking situations, skilful evasive manoeuvres and lane changes. You will learn to assess danger correctly and to respond calmly in suddenly occurring situations. Plus, there are thrills to be had in controlled understeer and oversteer tests, and you will negotiate slalom exercises quickly and safely along the ideal line. This course will be a lot of fun, as well as increasingly your safety and assurance at the wheel.
- Theory of driving dynamics
- Practical driving exercises
DURATION / NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS:
1 day / min. 6 participants per group (2 people per car)
Possession of a valid driver’s licence with permission to use hand controls.
Driving a car is part of being self-sufficient and therefore also represents a kind of freedom. I am proud that this project has come to fruition thanks to the support of my company and that we are now able to give the joy of driving that I experience back to other people with comparable disabilities.
BMW employee and instructor at the BMW and MINI Driving Experience
Training vehicles: current BMW, BMW M and MINI models.
Our cars, such as BMW 230i, der BMW 330e, der BMW 430i, der BMW M3 Competition und der MINI John Cooper Works, have been adapted to enable people with physical disabilities and wheelchair users to enjoy unrestricted driving pleasure. We have made the necessary modifications to BMW and MINI models with various types of drive system – so you can look forward to user-friendly hand controls, generous levels of space in the driver’s area and an exceptional driving experience.
Training venue: the BMW and MINI Driving Academy.
A former airport near Maisach, about 30 kilometres west of Munich, has been home to the Driving Academy since September 2012. The location, where military and subsequently civil aircraft took off in the past, is now home to one of the largest road-safety training sites in Southern Germany – the ultimate in driver training for passionate petrol heads over a total area of 130 hectares. This is where both experienced drivers and novices learn how it feels to have total control of a car in extreme and dangerous situations.
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Fuel consumption in l/100 km: combined 6.5 (NEDC) / 8.0 – 7.7 (WLTP);
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 148 (NEDC); 183 – 177 (WLTP)
Electric power consumption in kWh / 100 km (combined): 14.8 – 13.9 (NEDC) / 18.4 – 16.5 (WLTP);
electric range in km: 52 – 60;
Fuel consumption in l/100 km: combined 1.8 – 1.5 (NEDC) / 1.8 – 1.3 (WLTP);
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 41 – 35 (NEDC) / 41 –30 (WLTP)
Fuel consumption in l/100 km: combined --- (NEDC) / 7.4 – 6.6 (WLTP);
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): --- (NEDC) / 168 – 149 (WLTP)
BMW M3 Competition
Fuel consumption in l/100 km: combined 10.2 (NEDC) / 10.2 – 10.0 (WLTP);
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 234 (NEDC) / 234 – 228 (WLTP)
MINI John Cooper Works
Fuel consumption in l/100 km: combined 7.1 – 6.9 [6.2 – 6.0] (NEDC) / 7.1 – 6.8 [6.9 – 6.6] (WLTP);
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 163 – 158 [142 – 137] (NEDC) / 161 – 155 [157 – 150] (WLTP).
All figures are for cars with the standard six-speed manual gearbox.
Figures in  are for cars with eight-speed sport automatic transmission.
Official data on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, power consumption and electric range figures 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 more information on the WLTP and NEDC measurement procedures, see www.bmw.de/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/angebote/verlagsprodukte/leitfaden-kraftstoffverbrauch.html.