Early last month, the automotive gods blessed me by allowing me to take a BMW 118i around a track in the Eifel region of Germany.

This track, is known as the Nürburgring Nordschleife.

My lap was done in a BMW 118i with normal street tires (probably all seasons) during a touristenfahrten session. I wasn't trying to clip apexes, get a lap time of under 10 minutes, or chase down every car that passed me. I took it very calm because I did not want to die. It was only my second day with that car, I didn't know the full limits of it or its tires, and I did not want to be the star of another horrible Nürburgring crash video.

I did end up pushing the tires quite hard, if you listen closely you can hear them squealing. I also passed a few cars, one of which was a E92 M3, which I guess doesn't really count, since one of its tire was almost fully off its rim.

With that being said, it was one of the best things I've done in my life, and almost definitely the best thing I did during my time spent in Germany.