Nick Heidfeld will later this year become the first formula one driver in more than three decades to power his grand prix machine around the legendary ‘Nordschleife’ circuit at the Nurburgring.
For a BMW event, the German will tackle the famous 22km layout in late April.
“This is our way of saying thankyou to the fans for their support,” said BMW-Sauber team principal and BMW motor sport director Mario Theissen.
BMW is a longstanding partner of the Nurburgring.
Theissen added: “Nick’s demonstration will not be about setting records, but a tribute to a unique race track.”