Building a Better BMW

Testing Facility

The ultimate test for any vehicle is how it performs on the road. At the Testing Facility, the future is growing out of the present every day. Here, at this $9 million facility, associates take a long, hard look at the vehicles we’re producing today in order to take their performance to the next level tomorrow.

The Testing Facility features a 2.4-mile track with the ability to simulate virtually any type of driving condition, from a torrential downpour to a white-knuckle straightaway. This is where all lab tests are verified for their accuracy. The track includes a ¼-mile straight away where drivers reach speeds of 105 mph. Our facility also features a cobblestone course, frame/torsion twist, and impact bumps.