2021 BMW 4 Series First Impressions; Test Drives During The Pandemic | Talking Cars #286

We recently rented a BMW M440i xDrive, and this week we give our first impressions of how this sporty coupe performed on the highway and at our track. We also offer advice on whether you should skip test drives due to COVID-19, if an Audi Q3 or Volvo XC40 is better for a city-dweller, the performance of winter run-flat tires, why some cars in Canada and Europe never make it to the US, and why importing a foreign car might be prohibitively expensive.


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00:00 – Introduction
00:22 – 2021 BMW 4 Series First Impressions
11:06 – Question #1: Is it a good idea to skip the test drive when purchasing a car during the pandemic?
15:19 – Question #2: Do regular winter tires perform better than run-flat winter tires?
17:11 – Question #3: Why some cars in Canada and Europe never make it to the US?
20:35 – Question #4: Does Gabe ever open his college textbooks in his background?


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