Episode 249: 2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe, 2022 Kia Carnival, Forza Horizon 5, Hot Wheels Unleashed Video Game
November 14th, 2021 | 43 mins 16 secs
4 series, bmw, carnival, forza, gran coupe, hot wheels, kia, minivan, video games
All those practical enthusiasts waiting on a new luxury car can breathe easy: the 2022 BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe has arrived. Sami takes a good look at the quirky and weird hatchback-sport-sedan-thing, and describes the best places for a scorpion to hide out within its funky body design. Then Benjamin chimes in with his raves about the 2022 Kia Carnival, a luxury minivan with 2nd row thrones that recline like a barber chair! Finally Sami talks brand new video games for a quick moment, and how much he loves games that treat enthusiasts and newbies honestly.
Episode 247: 2022 Bentley Flying Spur, 2022 BMW M4 Competition Track Tested, 2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe
October 31st, 2021 | 41 mins 27 secs
alpina b8, bentley, bmw, flying spur, gran coupe, m4, m4 competition, m8
After performing some kind of ritualistic sacrifice, Benjamin and Sami find themselves in a pair of wildly exclusive and kind of exotic rides. First off, Benjamin describes his premiere Bentley experience, behind the wheel of the new 2022 Bentley Flying Spur. He even explains how this ultra-luxurious sedan can still manage to feel decent to drive. Sami chimes in with report about the track friendliness of the new 2022 BMW M4 Competition AWD, before describing his time in the 2022 BMW Alpina B8 Gran Coupe.
December 6th, 2020 | 43 mins 59 secs
2 series, 228i, bmw, defender, gran coupe, land rover, prime, rav4, rav4 prime, toyota
Sami slips behind the wheel of the iconic Land Rover Defender to decide whether the 2021 model carries on the lineage, shortly before having his mind blown by the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime plug-in hybrid. Benjamin is baffled by the 2021 BMW 228i Gran Coupe, which is now the most affordable car offered by the German automaker.
November 15th, 2020 | 52 mins 24 secs
bmw, genesis, gran coupe, grand wagoneer, gv80, jeep, ls swap, m8
The 2021 Genesis GV80 is finally here, and Sami gets behind the wheel of the new luxury brand's very first SUV. Benjamin drives the 2021 BMW M8 Gran Coupe and compares his week of living large against Sami's track time in the same. Finally, an update from Benjamin's long-suffering, now almost-complete Jeep Grand Wagoneer LS swap project.
January 19th, 2020 | 39 mins 35 secs
bmw, crossover, escape, ford, gran coupe, listener questions, m550i, sedan, suv, xdrive
Sami asks whether the 2020 Ford Escape is enough SUV to replace the Focus, Fiesta, and Fusion combined. Benjamin samples a familiar platform with a more powerful drivetrain and questions whether the 2020 BMW M550i xDrive makes the full-blown M5 obsolete. Also, listener questions!
January 12th, 2020 | 51 mins 1 sec
8 series, bmw, carlos ghosn, cr-v, crossover, gran coupe, honda, justice, m850i, suv
Sami applauds the 2020 Honda CR-V as the entry-level SUV that's maybe too good to really talk about, while Benjamin spends 2 weeks with the all-new 2020 BMW M850i Gran Coupe and is surprised by how much he likes its advanced self-driving features. Plus, car showers and Carlos Ghosn's action movie escape from Japanese custody.
Episode 84: 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata, 2018 Toyota Corolla Hatchback, 2018 BMW 430i Gran Coupe, 2018 Ford F-150, 2018 Ram 1500, Datsun Track Tales
August 13th, 2018 | 53 mins 10 secs
1500, 4 series, bmw, corolla, datsun, f-150, ford, gran coupe, hatchback, mazda, miata, mx-5, pickup, ram, toyota, track car, truck
Sami drives the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata - the ND2 - and discovers that more power is a good thing. Benjamin samples two hatchbacks at opposite ends of the spectrum, the 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback, and the BMW 430i Gran Coupe, just before the pair delve in to the newest versions of the Ford F-150 and Ram 1500 pickups.