BMW 2 Series Grand Tourer Taxi Drifting on Nurburgring: Not Your Usual Ring Taxi

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A BMW being hooned on the Nurburgring should be something as normal as breathing, and yet the Green Hell-related Bimmer episode in the video below is anything but usual.
The footage shows the driver throwing the mass of the car from one side to the other in a prolonged, Scandinavian Flick-ish manner. The seven-seater enters a serious drift, reaching a slip angle that's extremely aggressive for a street car and ultimately delivering a splendid view.

The man behind the wheel uses the entire width of the track, deliver a competition-grade stunt. However, due to the Grand Tourer particle of his 2 Series, he ends up finishing the maneuver in a less-than-clean fashion. Not that this would matter all that much.

To make things even funkier, this 2er is a taxi, which only makes us think of how different this story is compared to the tons of Ring Taxi footage we've brought you over the years (Porsche 911 GT3 RS PDK Ring Taxi, anybody?).

And while the platform of the 2-Series GT is front-wheel-drive-based, this appears to be the xDrive version. Despite the all-wheel-drive system packing a conservatory torque split, which isn't as RWD-biased as that offered by, say, a 3er, it all goes according to plan.

Officially speaking, this wasn't supposed to happen...

If any 'Ring official asks about this stunt, just claim you've seen an oversteer episode, as pure drifting is forbidden on the infamous track, due to safety-related reasons.

Then again, since the Nurburgring is supposed to be a free driving environment, certain drivers get away with shenanigans such as the ones seen here.

So, if you're planning to enter a Touristenfahrten (tourist days) event on the infamous German track, you'd better keep that rear axle in check. Otherwise, you might end up getting banned from the Nurburgring and that's one title you really want to avoid.

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