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Car driving licence
Driving licence class B197

driver's license B197

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Simply register online now

How do I register?
can register online from the comfort of your own home and choose between two options:

‍Option1: "Your starter package with DriveX"
Would you like to know when your first driving lesson will take place and are sure that you will have completed the theory by then? Then the starter package is just right for you. In this package, your first driving lessons are already planned with a date and time. After the first driving lessons, you can make further appointments directly - in person or with the included e-learning app.

‍Variant2: "Registration & block lessons"
Is it important to you to set your own pace and be flexible and spontaneous? Then this option is perfect for you. Here you simply sign up for registration with block lessons. You don't have to attend all the dates exactly as they are stated in the lesson block. You can also go to one of our other locations. As soon as you register for the theory test, you will be assigned a driving instructor who will plan your driving lessons flexibly with you.

‍It's thateasy:
1. Choose the location that is most accessible for you. 2.
2. enter your data.
3. you will receive your training contract and further information on the process within a very short time.

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The registration package includes the basic amount (519€), the DriveX Highlight learning package with e-learning software
and 6x 45 minute simulator units (226€),
‍The package price does not include the costs for
practice lessons (84€ per 45 minutes), the costs for the legally required
12 special drives (84€ per 45 minutes) and the costs for the theoretical
exam (95€ + TÜV fees) as well as the costs for the practical exam (249€ + TÜV fees).
As a rule, more than the booked 6 practice hours are incurred,
If more simulator units want to be booked optionally, each 45-minute unit costs €38.
The actual cost of obtaining a driving license
may vary. All prices include VAT. Driving lessons are calculated at 45 minutes.


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why we?

x Advantages with Drive X

learn the bascis in the automatic & the shifting only afterwards!
Experienced trainers at eye level
With driving simulator and e-learning program
Our own practice area
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"I was really nervous before the first ride. But my coach made me feel safe all the time."
Anna Lena, 18
"No hidden costs, all transparent. Two thumbs up!" Andi, 19.
"All done in 18 days."
"I got my license a lot faster than my girlfriend who got it somewhere else.
Gordana, 18
"The theory test airbag is a cool idea for anyone with exam nerves. Even though I didn't need it.
Bernd, 20


as simple as that

Book your training online or with us on site.
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Apply for your driving licence at the driving licence office.
  • There you need:
  • The confirmation from your driving school. (Our driving school number: 10447)
  • Your identity card or passport.
  • A biometric passport photo.
  • A certificate of attendance of a first aid course.
  • Result of an optician's eye test (not older than 2 years).
  • You must complete a total of 14x 90 minutes of theory classes. In our school, the lessons take place in 180 minute blocks.
  • 12 x 90 minutes basic lessons
  • 2 x 90 minutes car lessons
With us you will only take as many driving lessons as you actually need - that's a promise!
  • Here you will learn all the basics about driving and you can ask all the questions you can think of.

    12 special trips are required by law:
  • 5 x 45 minutes overland drive
  • 4 x 45 minutes motorway journey
  • 3 x 45 minutes night drive
DriveX Tip: Save yourself unnecessary waiting time and simply book an online appointment with the driving licence office in advance. This way you will have your driving licence in your hands faster.
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That'll be how much?

Basic amount:  
519 €
DriveX highlight learning package (e-learning, Drivers Cam and 6x simulator units):
 226 €
Theory block lessons:
Makes together: 745,- €*
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The registration package includes the basic amount (€519), the DriveX Highlight learning package with e-learning software
and 6x 45-minute simulator units (€226).
The package price does not include the costs for
practice lessons (84€ per 45 minutes), the costs for the legally required
12 special drives (84€ per 45 minutes) and the costs for the theoretical
test (95€ + TÜV fees) as well as the costs for the practical test (249€ + TÜV fees).
As a rule, more than the booked 6 practice lessons are incurred,
If more simulator units want to be booked optionally, each 45-minute unit costs 38€.
The actual costs incurred when obtaining a driving license
may vary. All prices include VAT. Driving lessons are calculated at 45 minutes.

FAQ about the automatic driving licence class B197

When can I start with the B197 automatic driving licence?

The special regulation on accompanied driving from the age of 17 ( BF17) makes it possible for you to obtain your driving licence at the age of 17. This applies in any case to driving licences in categories B and BE. Young people can register at the earliest six months before they turn 17. However, there is also a prerequisite for you: Your parents (or legal guardians) must agree to your plan and support the application at the respective driving licence authority at least with a signature.
If you are already bursting with anticipation: You can take the theoretical driving test no earlier than three months before you turn 17, and the practical test no earlier than one month before your 17th birthday.

How many driving lessons must be completed?

Next, let's look at the driving hours. The number of driving hours required for the automatic driving licence is somewhat higher since the regulation. In addition to the compulsory hours (12 double hours of 90 minutes each), you must complete 10 driving hours with manual transmission. In addition, you have to prove your driving ability in a test drive of at least 15 minutes.

Which vehicles can be driven with an automatic driving licence class B197?

This is a very important question, because since April 2021 there is a new regulation that is often not yet known. According to the new law, even if you drive a car with automatic transmission in driving school, you can drive cars with manual transmission, provided that certain requirements are met. This means that the previously common automatic note on the driving licence is no longer necessary, and instead the code number 197 is noted. It is also worth knowing that if you do not fulfil this requirement, you may still drive semi-automatic vehicles that do not have a clutch pedal despite having a manual gearstick. There have been no changes for the classic manual transmission driving licence. If you have this licence, you may continue to drive automatic cars; the changes only affect the reverse case.

At what point does a driver's license go away on the highway?

One common misconduct is obvious: driving too fast. On German motorways, in particular, people really step on the gas, which is why the question arises as to how much over the speed limit on these motorways the driving licence is taken away. The question is clearly regulated: Out of town, you lose your driving licence if you exceed the speed limit by 41 km/h. You can lose your driving licence on the motorway. However, you can also lose your driving licence on the motorway if you don't keep enough distance - less than 3/10 of half the speed limit at more than 100 km/h. If you drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs, your driving licence is gone for a long time anyway.

Car driving licence - what are you allowed to drive?

If you have obtained the classic class B driving licence, then you are also allowed to drive some other vehicles in addition to the passenger car. In any case, if their total permissible weight does not exceed 3.5 tonnes. In addition, you may not carry more than eight people in your luggage. With class B you have class L and M with you. This means you can also drive a tractor and some work machines. You can also attach a trailer to your car. However, it must not weigh more than 750 kilograms. If the trailer has a permissible total mass of more than 750 kilograms, the sum of the permissible total mass of the towing vehicle and trailer must not exceed 3.5 tonnes.

How much does the car driving licence cost?

This depends on several factors - for example, the number of hours you have taken and whether you pass the exams the first time. In general, however, it can be said that a Class B driving licence costs around 2700 to 3500 euros. This includes all costs for the driving licence and all driving lessons. The respective federal state also makes a difference. Of course, the fewer driving lessons you need, the better. But of course you should also be well prepared for the practical test. Therefore, you should trust your driving instructor when you are ready.

What classes are there in the driving licence?

A whole lot! The classic driving licence is class B, but there are a total of 17 different driving licence classes. So there are lots of possibilities and variety. We have summarised for you which classes you can add to your driving licence.

Driving licenceclasses for motorbikes (i.e. motorbikes etc.): AM, A1, A2 and A
Drivinglicence classes forcars: B, BF17, BE, B96
Driving licence classes fortrucks: C, CE, C1, C1E
Driving licence classes for buses: D, DE, D1, D1E

Which motorcycles are you allowed to drive with your car license?

Good news if you have a class B car licence: With this license you can also drive certain motorcycles. Officially, the licence covers "two-wheeled mopeds (class L1e-B), three-wheeled mopeds (class L2e) and four-wheeled light vehicles (class L6e)". In practice, this means that the motorcycles must not exceed a speed of 45 km/h, the combustion engine must not exceed 50 cc and the engine power must not exceed 5.5 hp. If you want to go faster, you have to get your own motorcycle licence.

Which scooters are you allowed to drive with a car license?

Practically the same answer as before for the motorcycles: Yes, you are allowed to drive scooters with the class B "rag". However, the restrictions that apply to motorcycles also apply here. You are allowed to drive mopeds, which include the vehicle class AM. These include so-called motorised two-wheelers - or more clearly: mopeds and scooters. However, these must not be able to travel faster than 45 km/h and have a maximum cubic capacity of 50 cc. If you want to go a bit faster, you can do so on your own. If you want a bit more, you will have to get an extra driver's license.

Which driving licence do you need for a quad bike?

In recent years, quads have been seen more and more often on German roads. The four-wheeled vehicles, which are a bit reminiscent of Mario Kart, are obviously not classic cars. But the good news is that you can still drive them with a class B car license. You can even drive a quad earlier if you take out an AM licence - this also covers quad biking. In this case, however, some restrictions must be observed, such as a maximum cubic capacity of 50 cc. One thing always applies when driving a quad: helmet on!

When does the driver's license need to be replaced?

As with an identity card, a driving licence is not valid for life. Of course, this does not mean that you have to take it again after a certain period of time - but rather that you have to go to the office to exchange it. Currently, the validity of a driving licence is limited to 15 years. When you have to exchange it for a more modern model is written on your "driving licence", which has long since ceased to be a driving licence and is now more like an identity card. The dates are clearly staggered so that not all German drivers run to the office at the same time.

Which driving licence do you need for motorhomes?

There is traditionally a lot of confusion on this topic. One of the reasons for this is that the regulations have been changed and adapted again and again. What is clear is that the following driving licence classes play a role: B, B96, BE, C,C1, C1E and CE. With a class B driving licence, you can drive motorhomes, but they must not weigh more than 3.5 tonnes. If you want to drive heavier motorhomes, you need a class C licence or higher. The limit for these is 7.5 tonnes. However, there is no separate driving licence for motorhomes.

What kind of driver's license can you get at 15?

Can't wait to get your driver's license? You may not have to wait much longer, because you can get your first driver's license at the age of 15. This is the classic moped driving licence. It allows you to drive a scooter or a moped with a seat for only one person. And there is another restriction: Your moped or scooter must not be allowed to go faster than 25 km/h. But that's not bad for a first taste of road traffic.

What kind of driver's license can you get at 16?

All teenagers look forward to their 16th birthday, because then they are allowed to do some things that are unthinkable before. You can also look forward to your driving licence, because at the age of 16 you are allowed to get a class A1 driving licence. This allows you to drive so-called light motorcycles, which are however - of course - subject to some restrictions. For one thing, the engine capacity must not exceed 125 cc and the power must not exceed 11 kW. In addition, you may drive scooters that have a maximum speed of 45 km / h. By the way, when you obtain this driving licence, the two-year probationary period also begins immediately.

What kind of driver's license can you get at 17?

From the age of 17, things really get going, because then you can get your first driving licence. At this age, however, "accompanied driving from 17 (BF17)" still plays a role. For each of your journeys, there must be an accompanying person in the passenger seat who is at least 30 years old and has had a driving licence for at least five years. You can start taking your class B driving test six months before your 17th birthday, so that you can be ready in time for your 17th birthday. You will then receive an examination certificate - not yet a normal driving licence. This will only be handed over to you on your 18th birthday.

How many compulsory hours are required for a driving licence?

If you're in driving school, then you probably can't wait to finally drive yourself around on the roads of this world. So the question is: How many driving lessons do you need before you can take the test? This question can't be answered for everyone, as it depends on your level of ability, your individual skills and how regularly you take the lessons. On average, learner drivers need about 30 driving lessons - that is 15 double lessons. There are also some compulsory lessons that you need in any case. These include a total of 12 special hours:
5x intercity driving, 4x motorway, 3x at night.

How many questions are asked on the car driving theory test?

Before you are allowed to take the practical exam, you must have completed the theory exam - and successfully. You will be asked a number of questions, which you must answer in multiple choice style. This is very reminiscent of school, which is why you also have to go to school in preparation - in this case, the driving school bench - so that you are well prepared for the exam and don't have to take it again. In preparation for the theoretical driving test, you will go through a catalogue of questions, which usually includes around 1600 questions. About two thirds of this basic and additional material is relevant for the theory test for driving licence class B.

How many theory lessons do I have to do?

When preparing for the theory test for driving licence class B, the question naturally arises as to how many theory hours you will need. Since about 1000 questions are relevant for the theory test in the preparation, the task field is quite complex. The good news is, however, that many questions have similar solutions and, above all, a similar structure. The fact is that the theory lessons in combination with the practical driving lessons are very important - because there the foundation is laid for you to really concentrate on driving. Therefore, it is advisable to do the theory lessons before the driving lessons. Twelve theory hours are compulsory, then you can take the test. With our e-learning software you will be optimally prepared for your theory test.

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