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      01-04-2020, 01:39 PM   #1
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M2C Performance Center Delivery?

So I just ordered my M2C and was talking to my local dealer about Spartanburg. My question to him was if you take delivery there, how does that work since the car has the break-in period up to 1200 miles. He responded that the car can be driven immediately on the track. I told him from my research that wasn't the case and that the manual even says it has that break-in period. So, for those of you that have gone there for the delivery/school, does that mean you have to drive a loaner or are you able to drive your car? I was a little frustrated my guy doesn't seem to have that knowledge, but he's quite young and otherwise has been awesome.
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      01-04-2020, 01:45 PM   #2
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You don't drive your car on the track. Imagine the liability.
You drive one of their cars.
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You don't drive your car on the track. Imagine the liability.
You drive one of their cars.
That's exactly what I thought. Did anyone do the PC delivery though and how was the experience?
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      01-04-2020, 02:55 PM   #4
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I did it last April when I picked up my X5. Like others have mentioned, you don't drive your own car lol. You drive the same model you have purchased from PCD fleet.

There are numerous threads on this, but you just do some "advanced" driving exercises, do some off-roading in a X5. And then do some "hot laps" on the PCD short track. All in it was a great experience and I would definitely do it for any new car I order in the future.
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I did it years ago. You drive the same model car that you bought, but not your own. I took my dad with me and it was a good time. You drive their short track at some speed and practice slalom, skidpad, etc. You also get a tour of the SC factory and I took a drive up some mountain roads before returning home. Downside was the highway trip home with risk for chipped front end. May be worth to PPF at least the front bumper before you drive home.
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I did it with my M235i a few years ago. Your cars sits pretty in an enclosed bay while you drive their car on the track. You get grouped with similar cars, so no one is way off pace in the driving exercises. My wife, who is NOT a car person, went with me and loved it (you can bring one person along as part of the deal). Plus, you have dinner, hotel, breakfast and lunch on BMW. The only downsides are that it delays delivery by a month or so, and potential rock chips on the drive home.
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I did it with my M235i a few years ago. Your cars sits pretty in an enclosed bay while you drive their car on the track. You get grouped with similar cars, so no one is way off pace in the driving exercises. My wife, who is NOT a car person, went with me and loved it (you can bring one person along as part of the deal). Plus, you have dinner, hotel, breakfast and lunch on BMW. The only downsides are that it delays delivery by a month or so, and potential rock chips on the drive home.
That sounds awesome. Your last sentence is probably the one thing keeping me from doing it with this car. I'm not sure how driving it semi-long distance would work even with the break-in (especially on interstates). Maybe I'll go do it after getting mine.
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      01-04-2020, 05:13 PM   #8
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I did it with my M235i a few years ago. Your cars sits pretty in an enclosed bay while you drive their car on the track. You get grouped with similar cars, so no one is way off pace in the driving exercises. My wife, who is NOT a car person, went with me and loved it (you can bring one person along as part of the deal). Plus, you have dinner, hotel, breakfast and lunch on BMW. The only downsides are that it delays delivery by a month or so, and potential rock chips on the drive home.
That sounds awesome. Your last sentence is probably the one thing keeping me from doing it with this car. I'm not sure how driving it semi-long distance would work even with the break-in (especially on interstates). Maybe I'll go do it after getting mine.
You just need to keep it under 5000rpm and 100mph.

Should be fine on interstates.
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That sounds awesome. Your last sentence is probably the one thing keeping me from doing it with this car. I'm not sure how driving it semi-long distance would work even with the break-in (especially on interstates). Maybe I'll go do it after getting mine.
I've kept rpm under 5000 and under 90 mph, and trust me when I say this is the most fun I've ever head. There is plenty of fun to be had (and not be worried) while sticking to procedure. You will be fine
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I've kept rpm under 5000 and under 90 mph, and trust me when I say this is the most fun I've ever head. There is plenty of fun to be had (and not be worried) while sticking to procedure. You will be fine
I thought there was also something about the break-in that talked about not keeping the car at the same RPM for long periods (which would likely be the case on an interstate)? Am I remembering that wrong?
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I thought there was also something about the break-in that talked about not keeping the car at the same RPM for long periods (which would likely be the case on an interstate)? Am I remembering that wrong?
Yes true, but you'll find a way to change up the speed and rpm, trust me!
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Make an appointment the same day at Extreme Colors Auto Spa here in Greenville. The PC uses them and many have gone there right after delivery at the PC before their road trip home. Here's the link to their site page about the PC, so check them out. I've not used them for anything (yet), but I've heard great things about them.

Oh, and PC delivery is a blast - not to be missed. It's been 18 years since I did my first trip there for my E39. The people are fantastic. They do not have 6MT versions of any car (except back in the old days when the E39 M5 only came with a 6MT), so you'll drive a DCT version of the M2C from their PC fleet of cars.
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I've kept rpm under 5000 and under 90 mph, and trust me when I say this is the most fun I've ever head. There is plenty of fun to be had (and not be worried) while sticking to procedure. You will be fine
I thought there was also something about the break-in that talked about not keeping the car at the same RPM for long periods (which would likely be the case on an interstate)? Am I remembering that wrong?
You are correct but shouldn't be a problem. I did euro delivery and drove autobahn pretty much across Germany twice. I would let the revs drop every now and then so I can rev it back up.

I mean, who is actually going to constantly not be holding a rev for 1,200 miles? Would be absurd.
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That sounds awesome. Your last sentence is probably the one thing keeping me from doing it with this car. I'm not sure how driving it semi-long distance would work even with the break-in (especially on interstates). Maybe I'll go do it after getting mine.
Just take quality painters tape if you worry about rock chips. Don't let worry about the ride home stop you from having a great time.
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That sounds awesome. Your last sentence is probably the one thing keeping me from doing it with this car. I'm not sure how driving it semi-long distance would work even with the break-in (especially on interstates). Maybe I'll go do it after getting mine.
I picked up my current car at a dealer in Georgia and drove it home to Virginia. I used Track Tape on the nose. It looked like ass, but no chips. We drove 3 days through the Blue Ridge with very little Interstate, so it was great for the break in.
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I'm thinking this thread is in the wrong sub-forum but as the OP is getting some responses, I guess it's okay!

Taking delivery at the PDC, do you get to drive more cars than the one you are picking up, you know, you're picking up an M2 but also get to drive an M4 or M5?
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I'm thinking this thread is in the wrong sub-forum but as the OP is getting some responses, I guess it's okay!

Taking delivery at the PDC, do you get to drive more cars than the one you are picking up, you know, you're picking up an M2 but also get to drive an M4 or M5?
No, when you do PC delivery, you get a session on track through set exercises in a car similar to the one you're purchasing. They now only have DCT/Auto versions of all cars, so if you're picking up a manual M2C, you'll have the session in a DCT example.
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Also you get to drive the X5s on the off-road course in addition to the like model of what vehicle you purchased.
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Also you get to drive the X5s on the off-road course in addition to the like model of what vehicle you purchased.
That part was kinda fun. Wife has a X3 and I had no idea what it was capable of.
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