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

published 9 months ago by Consumer Reports

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.     ----------------------------------- Have a question for our experts? Leave a comment on this episode, or reach out to us directly!   From your iOS device, iMessage us at TalkingCars@icloud.com to send a photo, video, or text directly to the Talking Cars team!   We love to feature our viewers on the show, so submit video questions at    Subscribe to Talking Cars on Spotify:      SHOW NOTES ----------------------------------- 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?   ----------------------------------  First Drive: 2021 BMW 4 Series Doubles As Sporty Coupe and Highway Cruiser   2017 BMW 330i Quick Drive   2019 BMW Z4 Quick Drive   Getting your tires ready for winter: Advice from Consumer Reports   Winter Driving Tips   Coronavirus Resource Hub   ----------------------------------- Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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