BMW New Zealand



Experience the exhilaration 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.

Experience the BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system in the beautiful Southern Alps and feel how it adapts perfectly to the most challenging surface conditions, ensuring split second response times, making for a more precise and dynamic driving experience. BMW xDrive combines the advantages of four-wheel drive – traction, directional stability and safety – with classic BMW agility.

Assisted by professionally trained BMW instructors you’ll develop new skills behind the wheel of a number of xDrive vehicles including the new twin-turbo X6, and the outstanding new X5M with the most powerful M TwinPower engine ever developed by BMW for an all-wheel drive vehicle.

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.
- Helicopter transfer from the Resort to the testing facility.
- An adrenaline packed day driving BMW vehicles at the Southern Hemisphere Proving Grounds.
- Alpine xDrive Awards Dinner in the Clubhouse Restaurant, Millbrook Resort.
- Alpine xDrive branded winter vest.

The BMW Alpine xDrive dates for 2015 are 10-23 August.

Places are limited, so register your interest in attending the 2015 event now to receive further information on this extraordinary opportunity.


Register for the BMW Alpine xDrive Event.


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BMW Ice Drive


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