BMW has announced plans to build a new Performance Center in the outskirts of La Quinta, California.

BMW has announced plans to build a new Performance Center in the outskirts of La Quinta, California.

Set to open later this year, the BMW Performance Center West will have a dedicated road course and training facility. The center will also offer a "full complement" of performance driving courses including the BMW M Schools and BMW Teen Driving Schools.

The Performance Center will be built on 32 acres of land and include a 1.4 mile (2.2 km) long road course, 6.2 acres of paddock, a skid pad and an 8,500 square foot Performance Facility.

The Performance Center will be located at The Thermal Club which itself has 5.5 miles (8.8 km) of road racing circuits, private luxury member garage villas and luxury concierge services

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