Test Drives

2018 BMW M5 Sedan: The Bavarian Cyborg

2018 BMW M5 Sedan: The Bavarian Cyborg

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins Welcome to the BMW Performance Center West – Thermal Club in Palm Springs, California for test driving of the all-new 2018 BMW M5 performance sedan. Utilizing BMW’s stalwart TwinPower Turbo 4.4-liter 8-cylinder engine with two twin-scroll turbochargers, the rear-wheel biased AWD M5 rips 0-60 mph in a blistering 3.2 seconds […]

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2018 Hyundai Kona: Soul Adventurer

2018 Hyundai Kona: Soul Adventurer

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins The small crossover utility market continues to be a hot topic as sales increase from active lifestyle consumers seeking solutions that appease their diverse needs. With character traits based on athletic styling, inventive storage, fuel efficiency and both advanced connectivity and telematics, automakers have set the bar high with vehicles […]

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2018 BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo: Dynamic Utility

2018 BMW 640i xDrive Gran Turismo: Dynamic Utility

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins With 19 new 2018 BMW, MINI and Roll-Royce vehicles to evaluate at the BMW Performance Center West, Thermal Club in Palm Springs, California you can imagine the level of technology, innovation and luxury experienced during this pivotal moment for the brand. From the 2018 M5 to the newfangled Phantom the […]

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2018 BMW X2 xDrive28i: X + Dynamic = Proficiency

2018 BMW X2 xDrive28i: X + Dynamic = Proficiency

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins Welcome to the BMW Performance Center West, Thermal Club in Palm Springs, California for test driving of the first ever BMW X2 compact and premium Sports Activity Coupe (SAC). With consumers clamoring for smaller but fully complete, stylish, efficient and intelligent vehicles automakers are meeting the demand with a plethora […]

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2019 Ram 1500 Pickup: Half-Ton Workaholic

2019 Ram 1500 Pickup: Half-Ton Workaholic

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins We had an impeccable experience with the Ram Brand in Phoenix, Arizona recently for their national press launch of the talented 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck. Built from more high-strength steel than Superman himself the latest Ram workhorse has been fortified with a 12,750-pound trailer tow capacity and 2,300-pound payload […]

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2018 Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic HSE: Intelligent Performance

2018 Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic HSE: Intelligent Performance

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins This past weekend was dreary and besieged by rainfall in the Maryland metro area but it didn’t matter because my window of opportunity with the luxuriant Land Rover came to fruition and rightfully heated up the scenario. Active as usual, my daughter had two sports tournaments that were an hour […]

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2019 Volvo XC40: Refreshing SUV Delight

2019 Volvo XC40: Refreshing SUV Delight

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins What fun times were had in Austin, Texas in cold, wet weather while test driving the all-new 2019 Volvo XC40 as I explored the eclectic and artsy city to connect the SUV’s urbane, Scandinavian Design with local fashion innovators, music studios and inventive carpenters. The vehicle was conceived for city […]

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