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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.


      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.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: Fifth Gear compares the BMW E92 M3 GTS and the Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 22 Comments
      1. G0TB00ST?'s Avatar
        G0TB00ST? -
        No one likes fith gear any way... TOP GEAR FTW!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        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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        G0TB00ST? -
        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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        Sticky -
        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?
      1. TRES's Avatar
        TRES -
        i prefer fift gear also but topgear uk is much more entertaining and makes me laugh
      1. DD GT3 RD's Avatar
        DD GT3 RD -
        5th gear is better imo
      1. Adrenacide's Avatar
        Adrenacide -
        TopGear UK > Fifth Gear any day!
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        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.
      1. UsualSuspect's Avatar
        UsualSuspect -
        I'm with you Sticky, I prefer Fifth Gear.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        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.
      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        Fifth Gear


        #RealDrivers
      1. Adrenacide's Avatar
        Adrenacide -
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        Sticky -
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      1. Adrenacide's Avatar
        Adrenacide -
        Hahahaha! Yes, yes it is!
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        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.
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        Sticky -
        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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        DavidV -
        IE8 and IE9 produce the same image...

        Attachment 21667
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Try firefox.
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        Sticky -
        Works for me in IE btw...
      1. DavidV's Avatar
        DavidV -
        Firefox lite works, with the Adobe Flash plugin...