Episode 101: 2020 BMW 3 Series, 2019 Audi e-tron EV, Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed

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The 2020 BMW 3 Series is a complete redesign of a car that had fallen behind its sport sedan rivals in terms of fun. Sami heads to Portugal's Algarve circuit - one of his favorite tracks in the world - to see whether the 3 Series got its groove back. Meanwhile, Benjamin braves the desert sun and sand of the UAE to test out the 2019 Audi e-tron, the first all-electric SUV from the German brand. Is this a signal to Tesla that time's up? Come for the cars, stay for the bonus Sheikh Zayed talk!

Links:

  • 2020 BMW 3 Series Review — Everyone seems to have a story or memory about the BMW 3 Series. DTM racer Timo Glock shared with us that he recently purchased a 1988 3 Series, a special edition model, because it reminded him of his father’s Alpina White E30, a car that he remembers growing up in.
  • 2019 Audi E-Tron First Drive: The End of the Beginning for Mainstream EVs — It might seem a little unusual to travel all the way to Abu Dhabi, the most petrochemically gifted of the seven United Arab Emirates, to test out the 2019 Audi e-tron, an all-new SUV that eschews sweet crude in favor of ethereal electrons. Widen the perspective past the hydrocarbon filter, however, and you’ll find a surprising number of links between the prosperous Persian Gulf state and Germany’s latest battery-powered contender.

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