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Top Gear’s Season 17 Episode 1 is now available. In this episode: Jeremy Clarkson celebrates the 50th Birthday of the Jaguar E-type by driving the modern one, while Richard is in South Africa to test a bigger, even more rugged alternative to the famous Hummer, James meets up with Gold Medal Winner Amy Williams and races her in the new Mini Rally Car

More, the new BMW 1 Series M is under review. Powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six with 340 horsepower, the 1 Series M offers chassis, braking system, and rear differential similar to the M3.

For this little M-powered car, the turbocharger, exhaust system, and ECU have been revised to produce 335 horsepower and 332 pound-feet of torque, though up to 369 pound-feet are available temporarily in overboost mode.

That power and torque equates to a 0-62mph time of 4.9secs, 0-124mph in 17.3secs, and on to a limited 155mph top speed.

Special Guest: Alice Cooper

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