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    Fifth Gear compares the BMW E92 M3 GTS and the Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series

    Fifth Gear recently compared 444 horsepower E92 M3 GTS and the 510 horsepower W204 C63 AMG Black Series. They do a drag race but it is only a 200 meter race, would have been nice to have a longer race closer to a 1/4 mile instead of an 1/8. Fifth Gear does a best of 3 and the first to races result in a split. The final deciding drag race goes to the C63. Without any numbers to go along with the runs it is difficult to truly know which is faster since the best launch won each time.

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    They do a drift comparison to see how easy the cars are to control and conclude the M3 GTS is the easier car to control especially at the limit. However, the power and torque of the C63 make it easier to keep a drift going. The drift competition goes to the C63 AMG.

    Now on to the real question, which is the fastest around the track? The M3 GTS turns a 1:22.1 laptime with Jason Plato behind the wheel. For the C63 Black Series Laptime, former F1 Driver Mika Salo is behind the wheel. He is able to get a 1:21.8 beating Jason Plato's laptime with the M3 GTS. This makes it a clean sweep in all the competitions for the C63 Black Series.

    Not exactly a very scientific comparison here by Fifth Gear and it is rather disappointing considering their usually high standards. Using different drivers and timing manual with an iphone is rather amateurish. The drag race is not even timed so there are no numbers to go off. A drift competition doesn't really tell us all that much either. So although the C63 wins, the testing certainly was not up to par. Watch comparison below which is split into 5 segments.

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    No one likes fith gear any way... TOP GEAR FTW!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by G0TB00ST? Click here to enlarge
    No one likes fith gear any way... TOP GEAR FTW!
    I prefer Fifth Gear.
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    I prefer Fifth Gear.
    Well your the exception Click here to enlarge

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by G0TB00ST? Click here to enlarge
    Well your the exception Click here to enlarge
    Majority = quality, we know that right?
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    i prefer fift gear also but topgear uk is much more entertaining and makes me laugh

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    5th gear is better imo
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    TopGear UK > Fifth Gear any day!

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    Fifth Gear is a much better technical car show. Better drivers and car reviewers.

    Top Gear is just pure entertainment, one of best shows on tv. Both shows are very fun to watch.

    I will say this year Fifth Gear has been very good. They changed the format again, for the better. Tiff, Jason, Vicki, Johnny are a perfect match. The Tiff and Jason shootouts are the best.

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    I'm with you Sticky, I prefer Fifth Gear.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
    Fifth Gear is a much better technical car show. Better drivers and car reviewers.

    Top Gear is just pure entertainment, one of best shows on tv. Both shows are very fun to watch.
    Exactly.
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    Fifth Gear


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    Hahahaha! Yes, yes it is!

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
    Watch comparison below which is split into 5 segments.
    It does not appear at all, let alone in 5 segments.
    There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
    It does not appear at all, let alone in 5 segments.
    Works fine for me...
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    IE8 and IE9 produce the same image...

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    There are two theories to arguing with women. Neither one works

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    Try firefox.
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    Works for me in IE btw...
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    Firefox lite works, with the Adobe Flash plugin...
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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by DavidV Click here to enlarge
    Firefox lite works, with the Adobe Flash plugin...
    It's your flash plugin with IE that is the issue.
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    I would take the Merc simply because I have the M3 already : )

    But, if I didn't have the M3, I would go GTS all day.

    Can't go wrong with either - both are murderous. With equal drivers it is hard to say...comes down to the course and the driver which tells you how close they are to one another.

    That defender is tits!!

    I like 5th gear. Glad that Velocity added it to their programming.

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