The Sophisticated and Elegant 2023 BMW 840i Luxury Sports Convertible Breezes by as the 2023 Mercedes CLS AMG 53 continues it’s Luxurious Sporting Heritage | #515
Contributor and friend George Kennedy III – Co-founder of Cartender and Freelance Automotive Journalist for CarGurus, Boston Globe, and U.S. News & World Report starts the show off with Alan, as electric vehicles are the “hot” topic. George has been driving the Ford F150 Lightning all-electric truck. It’s a fantastic truck and practical for going long distances. George also test-drove the Hyundai Kona EV. Subcompact SUV. An economical car that has a decent range. Meant for commuting, weekend trips, and going through daily life. One of the highlights of this vehicle is how it’s more responsive due to the low placement of the battery. Up next is Brian Moody – Executive Editor of Auto Trader.com, the duo discusses how mainstream media uses 80% to advertise electric vehicles to which only 5% are being used. “It’s not the car, it’s the politics”, exclaims Alan. Brian briefly talks about the Pro Pilot 2, a complete hands-free driving experience. Off the pedal and the wheel. As long as it’s been a mapped road. 15k to have that feature or you can subscribe. Josh Hancock – JoshCAR Hollywood Car Consultant has been in New England for the past 2 months. Josh says it’s a different car culture there. He drove an F150 Lightning Platinum. Quiet and smooth! He also drove the 2023 Mercedes CLS AMG 53, 4-door, which he says is designed like a Porsche Panamera, with not much room, however, he liked it. Steven Cole Smith – Automotive Journalist for Autoweek, Automobile Magazine, and Grassroots Motorsports, brings us news that NASCAR, Kyle Busch is moving to Richard Childress Racing.2023 Driving #8 car. Fascinating combination! Also, Bubba Wallace won the first 400 of the year, as NHRA, is just starting their countdown. Steven says that motorsports are slowly recovering. Steven test-drove a 2023 BMW 840i convertible. It was a great, sophisticated, and conservative vehicle. He also drove the 2023 BMW competition M4, now that’s a car he would drive every day. Alan and Steven close the show with their thoughts on how the auto industry is not sustainable when it comes to electric vehicles. In today’s recession people can barely afford food, yet the government wants to stuff EV’s down our throats instead. Join us on our next episode of ‘The Drive’, as Alan searches for more of what’s new in today’s world of automobiles.
[00:00:00] – Contributor George Kennedy III[00:06:24] – 2023 Ford Lightning Platinum[00:12:32] – 2023 Hyundai Kona EV[00:19:53] – Contributor Brian Moody [00:28:46] – Dark interiors are ugly![00:35:55] – Pro Pilot 2[00:42:15] – Contributor Josh Hancock[00:49:09] – Bond Collection[00:54:48] – 2023 Mercedes CLS AMG 53[01:02:08] – Contributor Steven Cole Smith[01:11:51] – Good season for motorsports[01:18:12] – 2023 Mercedes CLS AMG 53
Host: Alan TaylorProducer: Dave MilliganCopy Editor: Colleen Mahi Contributor: George Kennedy IIIContributor: Brian MoodyContributor: Josh Hancock
Contributor: Steven Cole Smith
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* Contributor: George Kennedy III | Co-founder of Cartender and Freelance Automotive Journalist for CarGurus, Boston Globe, and U.S. News & World Report* Contributor: Brian Moody | Executive Editor of Auto Trader.com* Contributor: Josh Hancock | Hollywood car cons...
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