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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, ailment while Richard is in South Africa to test a bigger, buy even more rugged alternative to the famous Hummer, buy 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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