In the S:S:L Garage – 2020 BMW 330i MSport

This week I’m driving the all-new 2020 BMW 330i MSport around Central Texas to try some of the best BBQ in all of Texas. The G20 3-Series is brand new for 2020 and represents the volume sedan for BMW in North America.

I owned an F30 2016 BMW 340i MSport until last month and absolutely loathed the driving experience once the honeymoon wore off.  I’m happy to report that the G20 platform in initial impressions goes a long way in correcting all that was horribly wrong in the F30.

Full review and road trip report coming soon!

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Cabriolet – S:S:L Review

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class has long been the benchmark in the luxury sedan segment as the measurement of excellence. Audi and BMW specifically have taken aim at the S-Class with their newest A8 and 7-Series offerings, and despite all being excellent cars,  none quite convey the same flagship feeling that the S-Class sedan does.

Where the S-Class sedan has direct competition from several other brands, there is one model in the S-Class family that stands alone at the top of the ultra-luxury, four-seat convertible segment – the Mercedes-Benz AMG S63 Cabriolet.

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The New Audi R8 LMS GT2

Audi Sport launched the new R8 LMS GT2 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed over the weekend, joining Audi Sport’s race car lineup which includes the R8 LMS GT3, R8 LMS GT4, and the RS3 LMS.

The car will compete in the GT2 class of the Stéphane Ratel Organisation (SRO), and uses a purpose built variant of the 5.2-liter, V10 found in the R8 V10 Performance road car. While the road car makes 612-horsepower, the R8 LMS GT2 makes an incredible 630-horsepower.

Weight has also been reduced to just 2,976 pounds, making the R8 LMS GT2 a full 220-lbs lighter than the R8 LMS GT4 race car.

Audi Sport has begun taking orders on the R8 LMS GT2, which starts at €338,000. We can’t wait to see this monster on the track.