The BMW M5 is the default benchmark performance saloon but can the Lexus GS F and its atmospheric, 471bhp V8 compete? Chris Harris finds out...Subscribe to Top Gear for more videos: bit.ly/SubscribeToTopGear

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    • Tommy Ven Detta
      Tommy Ven Detta

      Der Lexus GS war der beste Wagen, den ich je hatte. Und auch wenn ich gern BMW fahre, kommt er nicht an die Qualität und Zuverlässigkeit von dem Lexus ran.

      about 14 hours ago
    • John Vu
      John Vu

      Over a $100k for a BMW? The Lexus is also over priced for only 467 HP, it should be about $65k, not $85K.

      about 3 days ago
    • 22chachalaca
      22chachalaca

      That Lexus will never break. That BMW will cost a Toyota Camry to fix after 3 years.

      about 4 days ago
    • master power
      master power

      I see lexus all the time........ In my rear view mirror. No regrets here.

      about 5 days ago
    • master power
      master power In reply to master power

      +Sanjay Hariparsad e un bee unn dee dun.

      about 4 days ago
    • Sanjay Hariparsad
      Sanjay Hariparsad In reply to master power

      Lexus driver will also see you parked on wide of road many times

      about 4 days ago
    • PreferAndroid
      PreferAndroid

      I've find interesting that they're always touting the speed of the BMW and how it handleds the Road going around curves at very high speeds. However, most people will just be driving back and forth to work in traffic, so I'm not so sure how all this wonderful speed is going to benefit most the average person, unless of course they don't mind endangering other people on the road and possibly losing their license. I'll take reliability over crazy fast speed any day, because those electrical issues and all the maintenance issues that come along with owning a German car just isn't worth it for your average Joe. I believe these BMW, Mercedes-Benz an Audi Etc are built mainly for rich people who can afford to change their cars every year, so they don't really care about the issues that come after. They simply just buy a new car with cash money. Loved the commentary on this video, and the accent was killer.

      about 6 days ago
    • Crazy Legend
      Crazy Legend

      Just don't know why but I think Lexus is the best brand out there

      about 9 days ago
    • Ed Romz
      Ed Romz

      Your review was excellent. You actually know what you’re talking about. I own a gsf. I love my gs

      about 10 days ago
    • Lance Palmer
      Lance Palmer

      Say what you want but the Lexus look better than the BMW to me let’s be real where you gonna use 600hp at.. 600 hp on a tight track or autocross is useless I’ll take a balanced car over a really high output car you can push it to the limit harder without fearing your rear end stepping out all the time lol

      about 11 days ago
    • LexusRCF24
      LexusRCF24

      Lexus is so much more appealing

      about 14 days ago
    • Jon Kabam
      Jon Kabam

      That's my next car.. u have a new follower..

      about 15 days ago
    • GetoverYourself
      GetoverYourself

      Would it have killed Lexus to put an extra 55 hp in this car? Gheesh.

      about 17 days ago
    • bigdish
      bigdish

      Maybe the snow is affecting the performance

      about 25 days ago
    • Bryan Jones
      Bryan Jones

      I love how he went on and on about the Lexus interior. Being British... you have to read between the lines. He really hates that they used so many different materials... but wouldn't be so brash as to actually say that. Frankly.. BMWs just look boring to me anymore. Their exterior styling lost its edge a long time ago, and you have to buy a specific model with a specific package to get a BMW that drives like you think a BMW should drive.

      about 26 days ago
    • marius du plessis
      marius du plessis

      Let.s see if the Beemer still live in 10 years..never mind 20...😆

      about 26 days ago
    • Jonathan W
      Jonathan W

      Let's run this same race after both cars have 100,000 miles on them ;)

      about 26 days ago
    • janet53589
      janet53589

      Top Gear needs Jeremy Clarkson to do the car tests.

      about 26 days ago
    • MSL525
      MSL525

      An M5 can't handle better than a Panamera, even if a Panamera maybe bigger/more luxurious. We know Porsche actually tunes their vehicles. BMW M's are (now) Look At Me Poseur Hot Rods in comparison. It's the Sum Of The Parts (as here) vs Specs!!

      about 26 days ago
    • Barry Draper
      Barry Draper

      One other competition the LEXUS wins every time, is the race to 300,000 miles. Long term reliability is a huge factor, unless you're only leasing.

      about 29 days ago
    • James Keaton
      James Keaton

      Did anyone notice the torn covering on the steering wheel next to the left transmission paddle?

      about 1 month ago
    • James Keaton
      James Keaton In reply to James Keaton

      On the Lexus.

      about 1 month ago
    • Marek D.
      Marek D.

      Horrible road conditions to review powerful, rear drive cars. Chris Harris is awesome though.

      about 1 month ago
    • Rails Life
      Rails Life

      BMWs are the kings of the road. They are simply the measuring stick when it comes to true no nonsense performance. Others can copy but they can only hope ...

      about 1 month ago
    • White Boy
      White Boy

      The Lexus will still be bullet proof in 10 years while the M5 will be trash. I like both cars. but I think even if I was leasing I'd go with Lexus . Stands out more and nicer interior.

      about 1 month ago
    • Stuart Hunter
      Stuart Hunter

      Agree about the electronic interior disaster
      Isn't it about time you activated everything via voice control? I control my house with Alexa so it should be on all new cars now

      about 1 month ago
    • Kyle Malcomson
      Kyle Malcomson

      So if the badge is your thing go German. If the car is your thing buy the better engineered one

      about 1 month ago
    • WolfHeart
      WolfHeart

      Top-gear turned anti BMW. I drove both this cars I'd take the m5 all day.

      about 1 month ago
    • kubanskiloewe
      kubanskiloewe

      yiu forget the NA engines from the C7 corvette;....6.2ltr with 466hp on only 1560kg. Also the 5.0ltr Coyote engine in teh Mustang....best selling sporty car in germany in 2016.

      about 1 month ago
    • Pyotr Tchaikovsky
      Pyotr Tchaikovsky

      It's not what you say here on the commentary section but the BMW sales that gives the comping more money. .people buy this things they buy a lot more bmws than the lexus

      about 1 month ago
    • James Yang
      James Yang

      “The VTEC bois will love that” lol he says I want to see and hear this Lexus for myself haha

      about 1 month ago
    • Dingming Zou
      Dingming Zou

      BMW may be a little more fun to drive, but Lexus will last 10x longer without any issue. After owning one, I am done with German cars, sorry.

      about 1 month ago
    • Yamasaki Honda
      Yamasaki Honda

      Lexus is by far more reliable unlike money pit BMWs!

      about 1 month ago