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New Top Gear TV celebrates the best of BMW's M Division

Plus: classic hill trials, a hotride in the Ford Puma WRC car and a peek into the future of motoring

Published: 01 Jul 2022

This year sees the fiftieth birthday of everyone’s favourite Bavarian-based automotive tuning department: BMW’s M Division. To celebrate half a century of spectacular, tyre-toasting Munich mayhem, Paddy commandeers some of the finest products ever churned out by the M Division, from the legendary 3.0 CSL Batmobile and V10-engined M5, right up to the present-day, nostril-tastic M3. But which will he M-declare the finest M-car of the M-bunch?

Elsewhere on episode five of series 32, Chris and Paddy are on a mission to show that going green doesn’t have to be dull. In fact – as they discover while testing some of the most ground-breaking new cars out there at the Top Gear test track – whether it’s batteries, hydrogen, or the brave new world of synthetic petrol, the future of fuel is looking very bright indeed.

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The team also pay tribute to the BBC’s hundredth anniversary, motorsport style. How? By bouncing up some very steep country tracks in a very old, very expensive car, in what might be Britain’s most idiosyncratic motorsport: hill trials. Tally-ho!

And, Harris takes on Ford's WRC Puma.

Watch all-new TG TV Sunday at 8pm on BBC One, or catch up (in the UK) on BBC iPlayer

Top Gear TV series 32 episode 5
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