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Season 22  "M3 vs. i8"  22x4

Aired 4 years ago - Feb 15, 2015

Jeremy Clarkson tests the new BMW M3 at the track before switching to another BMW, the space-age, hybrid powered i8, for a revealing trip up the A1 to Whitby. When he gets there, and fuelled by a portion of fish and chips, Clarkson must decide which of the two he would rather take for the drive home. Also in this programme, Richard Hammond marks the imminent demise of the legendary Land Rover Defender with a heart stopping attempt to drive one straight up the side of a dam. Meanwhile, James May makes a rare trip to the Top Gear track to test the brand new, 500 horsepower Mercedes-AMG GT. The stars in the Reasonably Priced Car are actress Margot Robbie and Hollywood superstar Will Smith.

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Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 1
Normally, turbochargers would be bolted onto the outside of
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In fact, the whole thing is quite pretty. Quite classic, even.
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When you turn all that off, it turns into this incredibly civilised,
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Some say that last week, he won a BAFTA for Best Original Smell.
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 6
that James suffers from being a moron.
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This is the biggest news we've had in a long time, I would say.
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~ It doesn't sound right. It's the same. ~ Exactly, it is.
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~ Which is much nicer than you'd think. ~ OK.
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Can you?!
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It says "Dennis" on the front.
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round our track than the old car.
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 13
It's not just hard to hold the slide,
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 14
it's loyal, it's cute, it doesn't chase sheep,
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 15
That doesn't sound like much of a recipe.
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 16
so, wuh...
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 17
Then, if you move the gear lever over here,
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 18
brake and Ken Bruce on the radio.
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 19
If I push that, I can set the air conditioning
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 20
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 21
So, let's find out.
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 22
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 23
It's nearly as breathtaking as that view.
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 24
'Then I faced an even more difficult choice.
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 25
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And other i8 owners are reporting the same sort of thing
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~ Wow! ~ Is it really fantastic? ~ This is great.
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 28
What's his name, Guy Pearce was another one. Kylie is another one.
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~ I believe we have a clip, which we can show now. ~ OK.
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~ This just got awkward. ~ It did.
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And I remember being nine years old
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~ Who's the kid in the drop? ~ Who else?
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~ OK, yeah. ~ How did you enjoy it out there? ~ It was really fun.
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It's the landing light you hit.
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~ Yes. ~ Phew!
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~ Yep. ~ Whoo!
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Still on all four wheels, unlike some people,
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~ ..7... ~ Whoa!
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Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 40
Right, now we must move on to some very sad news.
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The sketch was done by a chap called Maurice Wilks
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 42
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adventurers wanted to conquer terrain that was unconquerable...
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And the public clearly agreed.
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 45
I must now try to make amends by giving it a fitting sendoff.
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we are going to redo that stunt properly.
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 47
Problem, because we need the engine to power the winch.
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Um... I'd love to think of something else to say or do.
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Oh! It's jerking.
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I can feel the front wheels now going very light...

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Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 2
In fact, the whole thing is quite pretty. Quite classic, even.
#2
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When you turn all that off, it turns into this incredibly civilised,
#4
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 5
Some say that last week, he won a BAFTA for Best Original Smell.
#5
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 6
that James suffers from being a moron.
#6
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 7
This is the biggest news we've had in a long time, I would say.
#7
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 8
~ It doesn't sound right. It's the same. ~ Exactly, it is.
#8
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 9
~ Which is much nicer than you'd think. ~ OK.
#9
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 10
Can you?!
#10
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 11
It says "Dennis" on the front.
#11
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 12
round our track than the old car.
#12
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 13
It's not just hard to hold the slide,
#13
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 14
it's loyal, it's cute, it doesn't chase sheep,
#14
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 15
That doesn't sound like much of a recipe.
#15
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 16
so, wuh...
#16
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 17
Then, if you move the gear lever over here,
#17
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 18
brake and Ken Bruce on the radio.
#18
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If I push that, I can set the air conditioning
#19
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So, let's find out.
#21
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It's nearly as breathtaking as that view.
#23
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'Then I faced an even more difficult choice.
#24
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And other i8 owners are reporting the same sort of thing
#26
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 27
~ Wow! ~ Is it really fantastic? ~ This is great.
#27
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 28
What's his name, Guy Pearce was another one. Kylie is another one.
#28
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 29
~ I believe we have a clip, which we can show now. ~ OK.
#29
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 30
~ This just got awkward. ~ It did.
#30
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 31
And I remember being nine years old
#31
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 32
~ Who's the kid in the drop? ~ Who else?
#32
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 33
~ OK, yeah. ~ How did you enjoy it out there? ~ It was really fun.
#33
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 34
It's the landing light you hit.
#34
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 35
~ Yes. ~ Phew!
#35
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 36
~ Yep. ~ Whoo!
#36
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 37
Still on all four wheels, unlike some people,
#37
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~ ..7... ~ Whoa!
#38
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Right, now we must move on to some very sad news.
#40
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The sketch was done by a chap called Maurice Wilks
#41
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 42 #42 Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 43
adventurers wanted to conquer terrain that was unconquerable...
#43
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 44
And the public clearly agreed.
#44
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 45
I must now try to make amends by giving it a fitting sendoff.
#45
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 46
we are going to redo that stunt properly.
#46
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 47
Problem, because we need the engine to power the winch.
#47
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 48
Um... I'd love to think of something else to say or do.
#48
Recap of Top Gear Season 22 Episode 4 (S22E04) - 49
Oh! It's jerking.
#49
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I can feel the front wheels now going very light...
#50