Unnamed Automotive Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

154 episodes of Unnamed Automotive Podcast since the first episode, which aired on October 19th, 2016.

  • Episode 146: 2019 BMW M4 Cabriolet, 2020 BMW X6, Listener Questions Mustang Mach-E, VW ID3, Scion xB Update

    November 17th, 2019  |  49 mins 56 secs
    bmw, ev, ford mustang mach-e, id3, m4, m4 cabriolet, mach-e, mustang, scion, suv, volkswagen, vw, x6, xb

    Benjamin drives the 2019 BMW M4 Cabriolet, the last model year for this generation M car, and is surprised by his response to its turbocharged charms. Sami spends some time with the big butt on the 2020 BMW X6 and struggles to understand who the buyer for this SUV really is. Plus listener questions, Mustang Mach-E talk, Scion xB updates, and more.

  • Episode 145: 2020 Ford Bronco R, 2020 Aston Martin Vantage, Infiniti At 30, Electric Mustang SUV, Listener Questions, Guest Chad Kirchner

    November 10th, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins
    aston martin, bronco, bronco r, electric mustang suv, ev, ford, infiniti, mustang, raptor, scion, suv, vantage, xb

    Guest Chad Kirchner has the scoop on the upcoming 2020 Ford Bronco R, Benjamin drives the 2020 Aston Martin Vantage, Sami talks about the Infiniti at 30 celebration he attended, and the group answer questions about the electric Ford Mustang SUV as well as ponder whether Benjamin should buy a Scion xB.

  • Episode 144: 2019 Tokyo Motor Show Special, Robot Talk, Toyota and Lexus Concepts

    November 3rd, 2019  |  46 mins 7 secs
    bots, car show, lexus, olympics, robots, tokyo motor show, toyota

    Sami is back from the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show and has so much to share about robots, artificial intelligence, and what it's like to be chased by a stainless steel assassin with incredible grip strength that 'just wants to get to know you.'

  • Episode 143: 2019 Porsche Cayenne, 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio vs. 2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S

    October 27th, 2019  |  32 mins 2 secs
    alfa romeo, amg, cayenne, glc 63 s, glc-class, high performance, mercedes-amg, porsche, quadrifoglio, stelvio, suv

    Sami finds fault with the Porsche Cayenne compared to the current crop of luxury SUVs. Benjamin celebrates the glut of high performance people movers out there by stacking the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio up against the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S, two very different ways to go much, much too fast in a sport-utility vehicle.

  • Episode 142: 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

    October 20th, 2019  |  45 mins 40 secs
    chrysler, fiesta st, ford, ford fiesta st, gle-class, hyundai, hyundai veloster n, mercedes-benz, mini, mini cooper s, minivan, pacifica, pacifica hybrid, suv, veloster n

    Benjamin drives the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, which offers minivan buyers a battery-powered alternative. Sami samples to front and back, and side-to-side action of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV. Plus, listener questions!

  • Episode 141: 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody, 2019 Volkswagen T-Cross, Sami's Trip To Ireland

    October 13th, 2019  |  40 mins 36 secs
    charger, charger widebody, dodge, hellcat, ireland, sonoma raceway, srt, suv, t-cross, track drive, volkswagen, vw, widebody

    Benjamin travels to Sonoma Raceway to drive the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody, while Sami heads to Ireland to sample the Volkswagen T-Cross, an SUV that's exclusively to Europe.

  • Episode 140: 2019 Subaru STI S209 Track Drive, 2019 Ford F-150 Platinum Diesel, Jeremy Renner's Social Network App

    October 6th, 2019  |  41 mins 33 secs
    diesel, f-150, ford, jeremy renner, pickup, race track, s209, sti, subaru, truck, wrx

    Benjamin heads to Palmer Motorsports Park to drive the limited edition 2019 Subaru STI S209 - the first full-STI car to be imported to America. Sami moves some furniture in the 2019 Ford F-150 Platinum Diesel. Also, the pair dive deep into Jeremy Renner's social network app.

  • Episode 139: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI, 2019 Mini Cooper S

    September 29th, 2019  |  40 mins 3 secs
    cooper, cooper s, gli, golf gti, gti, jetta gli, mini, volkswagen jetta, vw

    Benjamin drives the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI and is surprised by his reaction. Sami pilots the 2019 Mini Cooper S and discovers that the brand's plucky character is still alive and kicking.

  • Episode 138: Guest Chad Kirchner, 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost High Performance Pack, Netflix Hyperdrive

    September 22nd, 2019  |  47 mins 48 secs
    chad kirchner, ecoboost, ford, hyperdrive, mustang

    Guest Chad Kirchner tries to convince Benjamin that the 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost High Performance Pack is well worth driving. The trio then discuss the best show about competitive driving ever produced, Netflix's Hyperdrive.

  • Episode 137: 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata, 2020 Hyundai Palisade, RIP Benjamin's Datsun Motor

    September 15th, 2019  |  50 mins 26 secs
    contest, datsun, hyundai, mazda, miata, mx-5, palisade, porsche, roadster, suv

    Benjamin falls in love all over again with the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata's rev-happy engine, Sami slips under the 2020 Hyundai Palisade's luxury spell, and a certain Datsun motor gives up the ghost after four decades of exemplary service.

  • Episode 136: 2020 Subaru Legacy, 2019 BMW 750i xDrive

    September 8th, 2019  |  49 mins 32 secs
    7 series, 750i, bmw, legacy, subaru

    Sami samples the 2020 Subaru Legacy and wonders why an excellent sedan has to look so plain. Benjamin drives the 2019 BMW 750i xDrive and tries to figure out who's looking for a Titan rocket with decent handling chops.

  • Episode 135: 2019 Volkswagen Golf R, 2019 Subaru BRZ Raiu Edition, Listener Feedback, Porsche Contest

    September 1st, 2019  |  40 mins 30 secs
    brz, contest, cool khaki grey, golf, golf r, hot hatch, porsche, subaru, volkswagen

    Benjamin comes to the startling realization that the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R isn't a hot hatch at all, while Sami becomes obsessed with saying 'Cool Khaki Grey' after driving the 2019 Subaru BRZ Raiu Edition. All that plus a Porsche book giveaway contest!

  • Episode 134: 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt, 2020 BMW M340i xDrive, Weird Movie Tie-In Cars, How Benjamin and Sami Got Started As Writers

    August 25th, 2019  |  51 mins 35 secs
    3 series, bmw, bullitt, ford, m340i, movie cars, mustang, steve mcqueen, writing

    Sami flexes the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt, then ponders the lack of other movie tie-in cars. Benjamin spends a week with the 2020 BMW M340i xDrive, a luxury sedan that's almost as quick as FoMoCo's muscle machine. The pair then answer a listener question about how they each got started as automotive writers.

  • Episode 133: 2019 Chevrolet Camaro Turbo 1LE, 2019 Ford Ranger, 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2

    August 18th, 2019  |  45 mins 3 secs
    1le, camaro, camaro turbo, camero, chevrolet, colorado, ford, pickup, ranger, truck, zr2

    Benjamin drives the road racing edition of the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro Turbo - the 1LE - while Sami compares the 2019 Ford Ranger and 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 mid-size pickup trucks.

  • Episode 132: Guest Chad Kirchner, 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO, 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550, 2019 Jeep Gladiator

    August 11th, 2019  |  1 hr 5 mins
    chad kirchner, g-class, g550, gladiator, gt-r, jeep, mercedes-benz, nismo, nissan, pickup, suv, wrangler

    Auto writer Chad Kirchner shares his experiences with the $212k 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO, Benjamin rolls like an oligarch in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550, and Sami scouts out new horizons in the 2019 Jeep Gladiator.

  • Episode 131: 2020 BMW Z4 M40i, 2019 Toyota Corolla vs. 2019 Hyundai Elantra

    August 4th, 2019  |  44 mins 42 secs
    bmw, corolla, elantra, hyunda, supra, toyota, z4

    Benjamin drives the 2020 BMW Z4 M40i, otherwise known as the convertible Supra. Sami pits two compact sedans - the 2019 Toyota Corolla and the 2019 Hyundai Elantra - in a battle to the death. Well, not really.