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05-25-2010, 11:05 AM
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BMW - Race track in Mirabel.

I'm a big BMW fan and I was recently given tickets for a day of test drive from BMW Canada at a racing track in Mirabel. Apparently you can drive pretty much all the models but other than that I have no clue what they offer. I know they have classes for winter driving over there also.

Anybody ever done this or heard about this? sounds like lots of fun...

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ps: I know google is my friend but couldn't find anything...

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thats might what your talking about
http://www.bmwquebec.ca/forum/showthread.php?p=20826

http://www.bmwquebec.ca/forum/showth...1272#post21272


or this is might be the site your looking for
http://www.circuiticar.com/


its alot of $$$

"Le projet d'ICAR est ambitieux: réunir 300 adeptes de voitures sport prêts à payer 35 000 $ pour devenir membres, en plus de frais annuels de 6000 $."

http://lapresseaffaires.cyberpresse....-a-mirabel.php

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thanks for the links!

So nobody had the chance do it or something similar?

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thanks for the links!

So nobody had the chance do it or something similar?
My friend has done it with lexus and will be there for the bmw test drives too. You can try many different models with a pilot alongside you.

His father had a course on how to get the most out of his IS F and Lexus paid for a new set of tires and brakes after the day.

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I did it with the 1 series, I actually test drove the car for a whole day, tore the ***** to shreds ...

It was a bit scary at first due to the cars dimension via the big V6, but I had experience on a Lotus and a Porsche so It wasn't too hard
to find the car's comfort zone.

Fun overall, I took a friend to the same event for the new Porsche Panamera and he got really really sick




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Oh ... and don't try to be brave by taking off the driver assist, especially at high speed, you will die.

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Damn ROEN it looks cool! I actually drove the 135i and loved it... except the trunk space!

In a Panamera it must be crazy!

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man a 135 would be fun to whip around. TT+ chipped + tiny car

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all bmw inline 6 engines are fantastic to drive.
i'm quite high on the 135i too, the M version will probably be too expensive anyway.

it kind of reminds me of my old 323i e21

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Damn ROEN it looks cool! I actually drove the 135i and loved it... except the trunk space!

In a Panamera it must be crazy!
The Panamera was allot of fun, a few guys from Edmunds Canada, Car and Driver and a few other newspapers were there with us, at that time I was just starting out in the business and I felt I would be made fun of being the youngest guy there if I pushed the car too hard.

I had the opportunity to meet one of my heros and perennial a-hole Malcolm Bricklin that day, we talked for almost an hour, that guy has stories you wouldn't believe.

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all bmw inline 6 engines are fantastic to drive.
i'm quite high on the 135i too, the M version will probably be too expensive anyway.

it kind of reminds me of my old 323i e21
Yes they are. I still miss my 5 and 7 series (both 3.5L). If I had a chance to do the test drive, I would ask for anything M (preferably a 6, but a 5 or 3 would be fine). If they won't let you kill yourself in one of them, try to find an xi model (AWD) with the biggest engine possible (the last two digits in the model, for those who don't know - i.e. a 540 is a 5 series with a 4.0L engine). It's the only "model" of BMW I haven't gone around in (I've even been in an 8 series in Japan), and I've always been curious to see how they handle during extreme cornering.

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If you are talking about the ICAR circuit that's just before the Airport just off highway 50 you are in for a treat if you are into cars.

I deliver all the sand paint they use there for the lines on the track there and there are some pretty insane cars. M3's, M5's, Ferrari's and Lambo's. One time when I delivered there was an older Mclaren FI zoooming around and people showing up in helicopters to check out the site. Too bad I don't give a crap about fancy cars.

Is it really 35,000K + 6K a year to join? No wonder these guys can afford upwards to 50K per year in paint, lmao cause the track to me looked pretty "broche a foin"

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the numbers in the model number are only vaguely associated to engine displacement. the 325, 328, 330, 335 are all 3.0 i6...740 was a 4.4 for a good decade. anything after e36, e34, e39 no longer meant much.


and would that be bricklin as that car from new brunswick?

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the numbers in the model number are only vaguely associated to engine displacement. the 325, 328, 330, 335 are all 3.0 i6...740 was a 4.4 for a good decade. anything after e36, e34, e39 no longer meant much.
That might be new... like, 200X (where X=1 or 7 depending on series?) onward new. Can tell you from all the work I've done on mine (and others') that both my 735i and 535i had 3486cc stamped right on the block, while my buddy's 528 had 2796cc, his 325 said 24XXcc. The 750iL I looked at to replace my 735 back in the day (I also found an L7, if you can believe that) was a 5.4L V12, though, I'll grant you that. The 740i I almost bought instead was definitely a 4.0L V8 (the iL might have been 4.4L though, I can't remember).

I've driven just about everything born between 1987 and this year (for those from Halifax/Dartmouth, I've put in a lot of time at Autoport, where all the cars from Europe come into Canada), but I haven't been close enough to the blocks of anything newer than 2000, as I've never been able to afford to buy (another) one and don't care much for the styling compared to older models anyways (how many times have they butchered the kidneys?). I can almost guarantee that every model number up to then was consistent and accurate with regards to engine displacement.

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Man if honda/acura ever do this god help them lmao, it will be packed with people.

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my brother in law goes to that track to race his 1984 rabbit...2003 1.8t engine swap with full mods on it. pushing over 500 hp on a very light weight body. he competes against porsches and corvettes and m3's...what a monster car.

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