Not known to many, but known in the BMW enthusiast circles that BMW like’s to throw a bunch of events to get you in their performance vehicles.
The M Town Tour brings a select few of BMW’s M offerings to your local dealership for you to play with. I know what you are thinking. You go there and are going to be hounded to buy the vehicle by BMW salesmen. I am happy to tell you there was no pressure to buy anything, not even from the BMW M apparel table.
Enough of talking about logistics, on to the cars.
BMW brings the M2 Competition, M340i, X3 M Competition, M5 Competition, and the M850i xDrive Convertible. You get to drive all of the cars without a passenger watching you with the exception of the M850i I learned on the forums. I assume because it is an over $100k vehicle.
For my M Town Tour experience, I hit up BMW of Catonsville, located in Maryland. It is about a 1 hour and change drive from my home, but it is within minutes of the area I spent 25 years of my life growing up in.
After I got back with the M2 Competition, I was asked if I wanted to drive anything else. While the M5 Competition did catch my eye, it was booked up with people actually showing up in their time slot.
I previously had some time with the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and I wanted to see what BMW’s offering in that segment was all about. No one was scheduled to take the BMW X3 M Competition out, so it called my name. Check out the footage below.
After my stint in the X3 M Competition, I felt my time waiting around for a M5 Competition opening needed to come to a close. They thanked me for visiting, handed me a ///M branded hat for my time, and off I went. No pressure to buy any BMW, I just left with a BMW driving experience.