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      02-23-2019, 12:35 PM   #1
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Well,if its from Clarkson..its better then i expected.

But one thing even he could not hide....the M smile.😊
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Well,if its from Clarkson..its better then i expected.

But one thing even he could not hide....the M smile.😊
His best line was "oh shit"
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Pretty impressive the way the M5 sticks to the pavement at speed (not in 2WD obviously), it's quite the businessman's "sport saloon" indeed
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I wonder why he didn't test the M5 Comp

I wish we got the Alpina B5 here...
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I wonder why he didn't test the M5 Comp

I wish we got the Alpina B5 here...
if you watch that episode till the end they would mention that it was filmed on April 2018, the competition model was not out at that time.

I think...
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I wish we got the Alpina B5 here...
if you watch that episode till the end they would mention that it was filmed on April 2018, the competition model was not out at that time.

I think...
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I wonder why he didn't test the M5 Comp

I wish we got the Alpina B5 here...
if you watch that episode till the end they would mention that it was filmed on April 2018, the competition model was not out at that time.

I think...
Right, wasn't available yet
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I wonder why he didn't test the M5 Comp

I wish we got the Alpina B5 here...
if you watch that episode till the end they would mention that it was filmed on April 2018, the competition model was not out at that time.

I think...
I forgot about that side note, either way I hope we see more Alpina models stateside
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Pretty impressive the way the M5 sticks to the pavement at speed (not in 2WD obviously), it's quite the businessman's "sport saloon" indeed
it sticks in 2wd mode too very nicely in damp conditions too....
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Wow..the non competition M5 tied the Porsche GT3 RS on their track!
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JC is full of shit, sometimes he likes fast sports cars sometimes he likes soft fast automatic cars, depending on his mood on the day, I don't take him seriously, on previous episode he didn't really criticise jaguar project 8, which is absolutely pointless, expensive (understatement), clearly PR Stunt, to say jag is fast around NR.
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Wow..the non competition M5 tied the Porsche GT3 RS on their track!
Yeah I was really impressed too!
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And most important for me or take away message was!!!

Actually it's downright crazy to see that M4 GTS is lower too!! That's downright a freaking TRACK car!!
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This just annoys me. The reason that it's tied a GT3 RS is that this track is a power biased track. There's no corners that would really play into the hands of a track focused car, GT3 RS in this example.

600hp is faster than 500hp down multiple straights, shocker! Straight after straight.

I do think TGT should re time times set by 'The American'... times are not comparable...

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I like it
And most important for me or take away message was!!!

Actually it's downright crazy to see that M4 GTS is lower too!! That's downright a freaking TRACK car!!
Nevermind how this is the regular non-comp M5, I'm sure the M5 Comp will shave off 1-2s. I'm surprised by how even the Alpina B5 beat the M4 GTS!
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This just annoys me. The reason that it's tied a GT3 RS is that this track is a power biased track. There's no corners that would really play into the hands of a track focused car, GT3 RS in this example.

600hp is faster than 500hp down multiple straights, shocker! Straight after straight.

I do think TGT should re time times set by 'The American'... times are not comparable...
When I'am looking at the clip, there were a bunch of nasty slow turns and difficult mass transfers. The M5 weights a zilliion tons, so not a given that 600hp is faster than the light weight and nimble GT 3RS. Of course, still bizar that the M5 can beat an GT3 RS which is a mighty track machine.

Last summer, I pushed the M5 around Munich and I was really flabbergasted the way it gripped in tight corners. I could floor it in 2nd gear with 3/4th steering lock even before apex and somehow the drive line seemed to get all the power down time and time again without any understeer. For me, with this AWD, the M5 entered another dimension.
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I do think TGT should re time times set by 'The American'... times are not comparable...
I really think they should re-do the times too.... Wasn't the guy from NASCAR or something like that? Not a track-with-turns kind of guy...
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I like it
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Actually it's downright crazy to see that M4 GTS is lower too!! That's downright a freaking TRACK car!!
Nevermind how this is the regular non-comp M5, I'm sure the M5 Comp will shave off 1-2s. I'm surprised by how even the Alpina B5 beat the M4 GTS!
Hahahahaha hahaha

1-2 Seconds.

My ass.

MAYBE 0.3 - 0.4 seconds difference.

Like 16hp and some tweaks all of a sudden put in it front of the R8 V10+.

Laughable.
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Hahahahaha hahaha

1-2 Seconds.

My ass.

MAYBE 0.3 - 0.4 seconds difference.
Depends, the M5 Comp does put down more power and has a better suspension set up plus that track favors power. The times are already skewed so I thought why not go crazy, none of it makes sense
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