Known as the 3 Series Compact to give it its full title, the BMW Compact was first showcased in 1994 as the succeeding hatchback to their 02 Series model that had ended production two decades previously.
The Compact is a rear-wheel drive BMW, with a 106.3 inch wheel base offering superb grip of any surface it drives on, making it a popular choice for our many Rally Driving Experience packages we offer on TrackDays that are a hit with fans of this fast growing motorsport.
It also offers superb handling and acceleration for when you take to the gravel and dirt, with a 1.9 litre engine packing 115 bhp. Speeds that you can expect to reach in this model are a top speed of 125 mph, revving from 0 - 60 mph in 9 seconds.
A BMW driving day is closer than you think, regardless of where you live in the nation. Bovingdon Airfield in Hertfordshire and Carver Barracks in Essex, both in the south, are among the sites we have accessible. Meanwhile, petrolheads in the North may arrange a test drive at Three Sisters Circuit in Wigan or Elvington in Yorkshire to experience the German giant's newest high-performance vehicles.
Our Location and Regions tools are located at the top of this page, on the left side of your screen. Simply enter your postcode in the first field to view all available matching experiences within a certain radius, or use the second field to select experiences by where you are in the UK.
How can I make a reservation for a BMW driving experience?All of our incredible packages make fantastic presents for any BMW enthusiast, no matter what the occasion is: Christmas, birthdays, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, or Father's Day. You have the option of ordering an open gift certificate or booking a specific day.
If you are purchasing an open gift certificate for a BMW driving day package, please double-check the validity term, as certain BMW vouchers and special offers may have a shorter or longer validity period, which will be clearly indicated on the voucher.
If you book a BMW Experience on a certain day, please keep in mind that you are making a reservation request, and the date and time you choose are still subject to availability.
We typically respond to booking requests within 48 hours, but it's critical that you wait until you get a final confirmation email before making any plans. When you make a booking request, you will get an instant receipt. This is not confirmation.
When buying BMW Experiences, it's also essential to make sure the driver fulfils all of the age, weight, height, and driving licence criteria. Each event will have its own set of criteria, so be sure you've gone over everything.
We will generally indicate it in the package name if the experience is exclusively for young drivers, although this is not always the case. If you book a BMW Experience and the driver does not fulfil the criteria on the day of the experience, they will most likely not be able to drive and will have to be given a passenger ride.