While most manufacturers now test on the Nürburgring, some have been doing so far longer than others, with BMW at the front of that line. The company has recently released a video charting some of the preproduction model development testing of the new M3, due to be launched later this year. Christian Flessa, head of driving dynamics systems development at BMW, and Peter Schmid, head of driving dynamics systems, provide a fascinating insight into elements of the company’s test program.
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