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      12-23-2007, 04:10 PM   #1
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Talking RESULTS OF TOP GEAR'S M3 vs. C63 vs. RS4

VIDEOS HERE! -- http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=103367






Here's a brief summary of the episode that has literally just finished on BBC2:

Initially, Clarkson drove the Merc, Hammond drove the M3, and May drove the RS4. As expected Clarkson was banging on about how great the Merc was.

Results-wise, in the drag-race, the C63 came first, with the M3 second, and the RS4 being last. In the circuit-race, the M3 was first by a long way, the C63 was second, and the RS4 was last.

In the accuracy test, the BMW slammed the Merc - the Merc was unbearably innacurate and suffered with some oversteer also.

In the day to day test, the presenters commented on the following:
C63 = Great engine
M3 = Just sublime
RS4 = Very secure

OVERALL...

THEY ALL AGREED THAT THE M3 WAS THE WINNER.
BMW'S BLOOD IS TO MAKE SPORTY SALOONS (= SEDANS) AND THE MERC AND AUDI ARE SIMPLY JUST COPIES - ALBEIT VERY GOOD ONES.

It appears that the M3 is the most balanced and multi-talented of them all. Indeed, from a fuel point of view, it would be the cheapest to run also!

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      12-23-2007, 04:32 PM   #2
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Can't wait to download this! Thx
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      12-23-2007, 04:35 PM   #3
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is there anywhere we can watch it?
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      12-23-2007, 04:37 PM   #4
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      12-23-2007, 04:52 PM   #5
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In the end Clarkson picked the C63, no surprise
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      12-23-2007, 04:56 PM   #6
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damnit looks like its gonna take me 8 hrs to download!

EDIT: haha, nevermind changed some settings!
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      12-23-2007, 04:58 PM   #7
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1st episode of TG Ive missed since the new series started, can you chuffing believe it had to be this one, bar steward!
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      12-23-2007, 05:01 PM   #8
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is there anywhere we can watch it?
you can prob watch it on youtube once someone uploads it... but better watch it quick cos it usually gets removed within a day.
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      12-23-2007, 05:02 PM   #9
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sounds like a great review overall. can't wait!
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      12-23-2007, 05:26 PM   #10
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damnit looks like its gonna take me 8 hrs to download!

EDIT: haha, nevermind changed some settings!
where are you downloading it from? url?
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      12-23-2007, 05:55 PM   #11
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damnit looks like its gonna take me 8 hrs to download!

EDIT: haha, nevermind changed some settings!
please advise ... mine says 12h
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      12-23-2007, 06:04 PM   #12
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5 sec overall on the course is a HUGE difference. Well done!!
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      12-23-2007, 06:12 PM   #13
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Great result.



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5 sec overall on the course is a HUGE difference. Well done!!
How do you know it was 5 sec? Does anyone have any numbers yet?
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      12-23-2007, 06:14 PM   #15
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How do you know it was 5 sec? Does anyone have any numbers yet?
http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...99#post1864199


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      12-23-2007, 06:20 PM   #16
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      12-23-2007, 06:21 PM   #17
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1st episode of TG Ive missed since the new series started, can you chuffing believe it had to be this one, bar steward!
It's repeated on Christmas Day.
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      12-23-2007, 06:35 PM   #18
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where are you downloading it from? url?
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Pretty much confirmed my impressions of all 3 cars after scouring the net for months.

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