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Whether he's hosting an episode of Top Gear, writing a column for a magazine or newspaper, or putting together his own DVD special, there's little doubt that Jeremy Clarkson has an enviable level of access to pretty much any car he wants. That ranges from the latest supercars to everyday commuters to oddball one-off classics like the Brutus. So which, of all the cars at his disposal, is his favorite this year?

The answer might surprise you. While the BMW 535d M-Sport Touring is Clarkson's choice for the best car of the year, it's not his favorite. No, that accolade belongs to the one that can put the biggest grin on his mug. So which gets the top prize from the UK's top automotive personality? Follow the jump to watch a clip from his new Powered Up DVD to find out.



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      KAG
      • 3 Years Ago
      To bad we don't get a 5 series D wagon in the states. The 1 M coupe is going to be hard to find now that TG loves them.
        SloopJohnB
        • 3 Years Ago
        @KAG
        Already are hard to find. Plus dealers' Additional Dealer Markup or "Market Price Adjustment". Just not worth it.
        Fermat1313
        • 3 Years Ago
        @KAG
        They've been hard to find for a while. Only about 600 are coming to the US (one is mine!!!!!) and they have been all spoken for for a few months. The only new ones coming onto the market now are cars that someone didn't end up buying, and most of these are being offered at 10k - 15k markup. Some of them are getting that markup also.
      Pdexter
      • 3 Years Ago
      Can't argue against both of the BMW's.
      Evan McMiller
      • 3 Years Ago
      I was so happy when I watched this, I could tell he seriously loved the 1M on Top Gear, I knew it would carry through. I haven't heard one bad thing about this car, would love to own one.
        Bird2112
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Evan McMiller
        Well, let me say one bad thing. You can't buy one even if you wanted. And if you do find one, its loads over sticker. And...It's as ugly as Jezza. Every BMW built looks like an evolutionary step on the ladder to where BMW really wants to be stylistically, but are too afraid to just do it. Look at the new electric car...that's where they want to get to.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      P Dub
      • 3 Years Ago
      Video link dead...
      Matt
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well, I can't argue with that.
      Bruce Reeves
      • 3 Years Ago
      So will BMW NA now just give us the 5 wagon please, make it a diesel and we'll all be happy. Or you can give us a 5 GT - NOT!
      50 AKA Ferrari
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sorry, chose Camaro SS over BMW 1 Series M.... no replacement for 426HP V8 with torque and handles just as good.
      lesanepcr0oks
      • 3 Years Ago
      but a mustang is faster than the 1M /s
        Redline
        • 3 Years Ago
        @lesanepcr0oks
        Seem like everyone missed the /s
        mchlrus1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @lesanepcr0oks
        Once again "It's not about how fast the car is, it's about how fun the car is." The 1M is just fun. The mustang is fun but it's heavy.
      Cursethedawn
      • 3 Years Ago
      I know, I know it’s a stereotype but BMW drivers are such pretentious jerks. I find 9 out of 10 stupid moves I notice on the roads around here are by people driving them.
        BMWer318ic
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Cursethedawn
        Why is it that a make of car is continually judged based on a silly popular stereotype? Should a Rolls be any less of a brilliantly built car because a snob drives one? Is an R8 any less of a fast or agile or impressive car because a pretentious jerk drives one? If we're talking about cars, why do we always feel the need to bring up unrelated topics such as who drives them to make a point about how good or bad a car is? You can't exactly rate a car based on its "potential" driver....that's just silly.
        bkblazea50
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Cursethedawn
        interesting... I am bored at work therefore i am going to start a flame war; and it seems your comment fits the bill. So where exactly is "around here" that you notice bmw drivers producing "stupid moves". What stupid moves would that be? Not saying your assumption is not correct because i do not know where you live so you very well might see majority of bad drivers with bmws so please clarify what they do. I however live in new york and would beg to differ. I witness horrible drivers mostly in a Toyota, switching lanes with no signaling, drivers who cannot stay in their lane who are all over the road, drivers who cannot properly do a k turn, cannot park, reverse without checking mirrors, tailgating, again all toyota drivers. The stereotype of bmw drivers being "pretentious jerks" that you clearly follow without stating what u experience on the road just makes you seem like a jealous douche
        Dvanos
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Cursethedawn
        I bet you drive a grandma car like a Camry or Prius and lack some excitement in your life. Also bet you're the kind that hogs the left lane and if a BMW comes up from behind i bet you don't move. So this causes a reaction of the BMW driver to attempt a risky lane change which in interpret as a "stupid move".
          Wai
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Dvanos
          I dont know what bmws drivers you guys are pointing at.. but it all depends on the types of BMW. If its the E90 or newer 5 series.. they tend to be people that are older, more mature.. and even very old people that drives these. They drive slow and very much follow the road laws. Kids that have some money will buy E30/36 E46 and they tend to be douchey kind that would tailgate you and cut off people. I am basing this off LA from my daily travels from Hollywood to City of industry
      4540flossy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Don't like Clarkson much and like BMWs even less...
      bobmarley
      • 3 Years Ago
      You know your a spoiled car enthusiast when a GTR, 458, or MP412C doesnt put a smile on your face!!! ...I thought he was going to pick the 458 because they raved over that thing especially over the MP412C.
        PossibleHero
        • 3 Years Ago
        @bobmarley
        You could take this in a WHOLE different perspective. Even though IS a spoiled car enthusiast... He still picked the car worth 1/4 of almost anything else tested. That gets my upvote for sure.
        Osama bin Larry
        • 3 Years Ago
        @bobmarley
        yeah but I take his word, he's tested just about every car worth testing. I'm surprised he even chose a BMW since he hates them so much.
        IBx27
        • 3 Years Ago
        @bobmarley
        All three of those cars are automatic. Automatic disqualification.
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