We at BF get a lot of opportunities to drive BMWs. But rarely do we have a chance to current M line-up aganst each-other at a track like Laguna Seca. And more than anything we wanted to see how each the M3 and the X6M stacked up against the newest and most acclaimed M cars in years – the 1 Series M Coupe. I won’t give the results away but one thing that was pretty telling was how excited I was on each lap with each car at the famed corkscrew. There’s one car late in the recording that causes me to almost scream like a little girl.
The big take away from this test (beyond the eventual winner) has to be the track. I’m not talking about Laguna (which of course is one of the best tracks in the US). I specifically talking about driving street cars on a close circuit. We’ve long been a big proponent of track time and clubs such as the BMWCCA who host such events. We simply can’t stress enough how much better a driver it makes you and how it improves your understanding of what your car can and cannot do.