Test Drives

2020 Kia Soul: Think Outside the Box

2020 Kia Soul: Think Outside the Box

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins The formidable Kia Soul was born and bred on the rhythms and energy of music, so of course you can say it’s a Soul Rebel as Bob Marley poignantly chanted about. When it first hit the streets in 2009, the small, boxy ride was full of positive vibrations that made […]

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2020 ALPINA B7 World Premiere at BMW Group Test Fest

2020 ALPINA B7 World Premiere at BMW Group Test Fest

We were honored by the unveiling of the highly touted 2020 ALPINA B7 at the 2019 BMW Group Test Fest in Palm Springs, CA since the select media group enjoyed exclusive time with the German touring sedan. Representing in the ALPINA Green metallic signature hue (ALPINA Blue metallic is the other), the sedan properly showcased […]

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All-New 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe

All-New 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe

The 2019 M850i xDrive Coupe basically replaces the 6 Series while offering sportier attributes, enhanced innovation and elevated performance as I discovered at Test Fest. Its potent TwinPower Turbo 4.4-liter V8 is backed by 523-horsepower and 553 lb-ft torque. BMW paired the V8 with their latest 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission. Trust me, this Bimmer flies […]

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2019 Roll-Royce Cullinan Experience

2019 Roll-Royce Cullinan Experience

Here we go; it’s the automotive cream of the crop for patrons of high society, benefactors of the luxury elite and modern-day aristocrats that respect the quintessence of naturally occurring British opulence. Respectfully, we escorted the grandiose Rolls-Royce Cullinan out of the city and into the countryside for extensive driving pleasures. Dubbed after the grandest […]

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2019 BMW M5 Competition Sedan

2019 BMW M5 Competition Sedan

The 2019 BMW M5 Competition Sedan is wicked and sinister. By far it was our most exhilarating Bimmer experience in Palm Springs during the 2019 BMW Group Test Fest. The M5’s racing tuned-suspension was felt immediately on the country backroads and the 617 horses and 553 lb.-ft. of torque released from the TwinPower Turbo 4.4-liter […]

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2019 BMW Group Test Fest: Technological Products of Mastery

2019 BMW Group Test Fest: Technological Products of Mastery

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins Aficionados of German and British elite machines, welcome to the 2019 BMW Group Test Fest at the BMW Performance Center West in Palm Springs, CA for a few exciting days on track, off-road and in the streets with a squadron of the BMW Group’s finest. So here you go, take […]

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2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD: Refreshingly Intriguing

2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature AWD: Refreshingly Intriguing

Experienced by Kimatni D. Rawlins A dazzling crossover vehicle in the center of winter is always ideal for transporting a batch of kids to the multitude of activities and sporting events they partake in. Volleyball season is in full effect and I am always tasked to escort the girls and their teammates to practices and […]

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