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      02-20-2011, 06:59 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Top Gear Video: E92 M3 ZCP vs Audi RS5

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Here's the video we've all been waiting for. Top Gear's comparison between the E92 M3 with Competition Package and the Audi RS5. Enjoy!



One quote we've enjoyed particularly: "But the Audi is heavier, and despite the high tech four wheel drive it's nowhere near as good in the corners"


Finally, the M3 was a whole second faster on the Top Gear Track which is even more remarkable as the track appeared to be slightly wet:

1:26.5 - E92 M3 DCT ZCP
1:27.5 - Audi RS5

By comparison, an E9x M3 Top Gear tested earlier clocked a 1:25.3 on a dry track.



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      02-20-2011, 07:02 PM   #2
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      02-20-2011, 07:09 PM   #3
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awesome vid! what were the times? the video cut out
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awesome! thx 4 sharing

girl in 2nd vid is foiiiiiiine!!
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You got the times wrong
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Top Gear is so cool...
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Can't wait for Top Gear to get the F30 M3 :P
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great find thanks
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A bit of an afterthought, but when Motor Trend raced the M3 against a Mustang GT, I believe the M3 had the competition pack as well. So it's worse with this option, which tends to invalidate that test.

I drove a Mustang GT with the Brembo brake package. It was fast, but the most awful riding car I have ever driven. If you drove over a pencil it would shake your teeth, that bad and I am not exaggerating.
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m3 looks so good !

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the best sports saloon! nothing else needed ;]
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      02-20-2011, 07:57 PM   #13
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That just made my day
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A bit of an afterthought, but when Motor Trend raced the M3 against a Mustang GT, I believe the M3 had the competition pack as well. So it's worse with this option, which tends to invalidate that test.

I drove a Mustang GT with the Brembo brake package. It was fast, but the most awful riding car I have ever driven. If you drove over a pencil it would shake your teeth, that bad and I am not exaggerating.

Competition package doesnt make the car handle any worse on a track than an M3 without it.

Clarkson just commented that it has a harsh ride quality when set on sport mode. Not a big deal.
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The 1:25.3 was the e90.
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That woman is HOT. The M3 is kinda hot too :P
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Competition package doesnt make the car handle any worse on a track than an M3 without it.

Clarkson just commented that it has a harsh ride quality when set on sport mode. Not a big deal.
No doubt about that, Clarkson likes to exaggerate things. I wish they tested it in the dry though to see what the combo of DCT + ZCP would have done to lap time!
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excellent, i love my sedan. and im not into a car shutting off at a light especially when im ready to get into a real fast start. how does that work
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No doubt about that, Clarkson likes to exaggerate things. I wish they tested it in the dry though to see what the combo of DCT + ZCP would have done to lap time!
I had a pro BMW driver tell me at a BMW event this summer, that the biggest difference was DCT, not ZCP.
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THANKS FOR POSTING, it is awesome, I had fun watching it~!
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Did anyone notice that the regular M3's time of 1.25.3 is faster then the lamborghini spyder at 1.25.7

And I heard someone say that it was a E90

That's just crazy a 4 door saloon car with a V8 taking on a V10 Supercar....M3 is the best car handsdown I agree with JC
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