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      03-02-2022, 09:31 AM   #1
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Jeremy Clarkson raves about new BMW M4 — "This is a sensational car."

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Clarkson reviews the BMW M4 Competition

This Beemer has me beaming ear to ear


The Clarkson Review: BMW M4 Competition xDrive

By Jeremy Clarkson (Sunday Times, Feb. 27)

Full review: https://www.reddit.com/r/thegrandtou...4_competition/

Some quotes:
"I’m not going to mess about here. This is a sensational car."

"I genuinely am struggling to think of something I didn’t like on this car. Maybe the styling’s a bit off. It’s like the designer got embarrassed about the showiness of the front and became a bit timid when doing the back. But this is only a small thing and you don’t even notice it if you go for the convertible. Which is what I’d do.

It’s possible this will be the last M4 before electric drive takes over so I’m glad to see it going out in such style. Not with an especially large bang — although there may be a lightweight CSL version in the wings — but with a satisfied, arms folded, post Sunday lunch sense of a job really well done."

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BMW G82 M4 Competition M xDrive Coupé S58 3.0

Engine: 2993cc, 6 cylinders, twin turbo, petrol

Power: 503bhp @ 6250rpm

Torque: 479 Ib ft @ 2750rpm

Acceleration: 0-62mph: 3.5sec

Top speed: 155mph

Fuel / CO2: 28mpg / 229g/km

Weight: 1,725kg

Price: £75,500

Release date:On sale now

Jeremy’s rating: ★★★★★


Head to head: BMW M4 Competition v Audi RS 5 Coupé

Price: £75,500 / £72,775

Power: 503bhp / 444bhp

0-60 mph: 3.5sec / 3.9sec

Top Speed: 155mph / 155mph
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      03-02-2022, 10:31 AM   #2
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Reading the full review, the "90%" specifically refers to the steering.

He gave the car 5 stars overall. He drove an xDrive car.

"I'm not going to mess about here. This is a sensational car."
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Reading the full review, the "90%" specifically refers to the steering.

He gave the car 5 stars overall. He drove an xDrive car.

"I'm not going to mess about here. This is a sensational car."
I hope they did video, somewhere, somehow. I'm not sure he's affiliated with anything that shoots video, anymore, but I miss his antics.
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Thanks for posting this, OP. I for one am happy to read an article, rather than have to watch a video (cough, 15 minute content-less no clickbait).
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Text of the actual article in this thread:

https://www.reddit.com/r/thegrandtou...4_competition/
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Thanks for posting this, OP. I for one am happy to read an article, rather than have to watch a video (cough, 15 minute content-less no clickbait).
The more I read about the G8X the more amped and impatient I get.

Hope to take delivery in early May.
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Text of the actual article in this thread:

https://www.reddit.com/r/thegrandtou...4_competition/
Thank you. I'll update the post.
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I hope they did video, somewhere, somehow. I'm not sure he's affiliated with anything that shoots video, anymore, but I miss his antics.
picture never gets old! Def was a great show and was always entertaining for sure
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I hope they did video, somewhere, somehow. I'm not sure he's affiliated with anything that shoots video, anymore, but I miss his antics.
picture never gets old! Def was a great show and was always entertaining for sure
100% loved the show. I sometimes watch old episodes, just for the laugh.
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I used to love the old top gear but never took Clarksons wishy washy advice on cars. He'd go for the convertible? Really?
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As an early G80 hater and later convert, I totally agree. The car isn't perfect, but it's just such a great car.

Even Chris Harris said that down the line we might be looking at the G80 again and admit it's beautiful. I've owned two F80's and the G80 is just as good of an evolution of the M3/4 as any other generation before it.
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I wish we got a video review. Really miss those from the TG trio
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Thanks for posting this, OP. I for one am happy to read an article, rather than have to watch a video (cough, 15 minute content-less no clickbait).
The more I read about the G8X the more amped and impatient I get.

Hope to take delivery in early May.
I picked mine up and slowly drove it home a week ago. It's still winter in NJ. It's safely in my garage. It has been strip washed and polished. Hopefully it gets the finishing touches and then ceramic coat this weekend. I'm looking forward to enjoying it
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I would have been real money that Clarkson wouldn't like it. Probably 'cause it's easier to assume Clarkson won't like something.
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I used to love the old top gear but never took Clarksons wishy washy advice on cars. He'd go for the convertible? Really?
I know it's not the purists choice, but let's ask, why not?

More enjoyable on nice days.
Just as fast on the road, which is where 99% of M cars are driven.
More enjoyable engine sounds.
Looks just as good now that the roof is cloth again.

If I lived in a climate that was conducive to verts, I'd have one.
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A little off topic, but those missing his Top Gear antics, he has a show on Amazon where he starts farming. No seriously, he farms. And stick with me, both an off-road Bentley and a Lambo appear regularly. Good laugh
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Another feature I found was a tool that gives you marks for the quality and duration of your "drifts". We live in a YouTube era now and this is the sort of thing that matters: watching kids hit trees. It's the future.


Oh, Jeremy.
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Having owned a X3M with the S58 motor and spend some time in a G80 at Thermal for one of BMW's GT4 experiences, The G8x is crazy good. There are things I dislike about it, but no doubt the performance is wicked good.
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I hope they did video, somewhere, somehow. I'm not sure he's affiliated with anything that shoots video, anymore, but I miss his antics.
Watch Clarkson's farm on Amazon Prime, I believe it got renewed for a 2nd season. I didn't think I'd like it but I got hooked and watched the whole thing in 2 days.
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