BMW New Zealand



Experience the firepower of the Ultimate Driving Machine in the most challenging ice driving conditions New Zealand has to offer.

This is a unique opportunity to feel the adrenaline-pumping excitement of driving the latest high performance BMWs to their limits in extreme alpine snow and ice conditions.

Professionally trained BMW Instructors will help you develop new skills behind the wheel of a number of different vehicles including the new high performance X3 and X5, the outstanding triple turbo X5 M50D, and the first ever X4 which will make its New Zealand debut at this event.

Once you have mastered the skills, you can experience power-slides in the skid circle and compete in timed challenges on the ice slalom. Then finish the day with high-speed hot laps on snow-covered roads with a professional driver.

Your New Zealand BMW Alpine xDrive Experience includes:

- Two nights’ accommodation at Millbrook Resort, Queenstown, staying in a luxury Villa Suite, including breakfasts.
- Millbrook Resort shuttle service to and from Queenstown Airport.
- Welcome and briefing cocktail function on arrival night.
- Transfer from the Resort to the testing facility.
- An adrenaline packed day driving BMW vehicles at the Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds.
- Return with stopover at the historic Cardrona Pub.
- Alpine xDrive Awards Dinner in the Clubhouse Restaurant, Millbrook Resort.
- Alpine xDrive branded winter vest.

The BMW Alpine xDrive event has concluded for 2014, and will take place again 10-18 August 2015. Places are limited to 20 per day.

Register your interest in the 2015 event now to receive further information on this extraordinary opportunity to test your alpine driving skills in the ultimate test of the Ultimate Driving Machine.


Register for the BMW Alpine xDrive Event.


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Millbrook Resort website.

Visit Millbrook Resort website.

Southern Hemisphere Proving Ground.

Visit Southern Hemisphere Proving Ground website.


Written by Shandelle Battersby, Viva (NZ Herald)
Pictures / Simon Darby
Wednesday September 10, 2014