2022 BMW M240i xDrive, Kia Synthesizer, Hands On a Hardbody
Episode 263 · March 6th, 2022 · 38 mins 29 secs
About this Episode
It's another episode of the Unnamed Automotive Podcast, and this time, we're talking cars. Benjamin has a lot to say about the latest two door BMW, the 2022 M240i xDrive. With more power, and a longer wheelbase, this coupe is a departure from what the 2 series used to represent, and hints towards the future that BMW is building for its brand. Is more power ever a bad thing? What does this mean for the future M2? Where are all the useless gimmicks? All that and more are answered.
Then Sami brings up some news topics, including Kia's push for EVs which may or may not include some pickup trucks, which has our hosts wondering, are there enough EV pickups? Speaking of which, news was shared about the upcoming Ram EV Pickup, which will use a body on frame design, making it fairly unique in the world of EVs. Then we get a closer look at the upcoming Jeep EV. Benjamin also shares his mild enthusiasm for a recently released Kia musical instrument.
Finally, to end the episode, Benjamin describes a '90s phenomenom known as Hands on a Hard Body. A contest that stressed out participants mentally and physically, it left a mark on Benjamin with its sad 2000s coda. Listen to all of this and don't forget to rate, review and subscribe for more great automotive content.
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- "Hands On a Hardbody" Transformed Truck-Loving Endurance Into a Cultural Phenomenon — For decades, dealerships have been putting a spin on the sock-hop dance-offs of old, only instead of waltzing their way to victory, contestants merely have to stand beside a vehicle, commonly a little hardbody like a Nissan Hardbody pickup. The catch: maintain at least a modicum of physical contact with it over a specific period of time.