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At the risk of sound­ing dread­fully con­trary, I have to take is­sue with the de­sign of the Honda Civic Type R (too much) and BMW M5 (too lit­tle).

The lack of an con­fig­urable (aka In­di­vid­ual) driv­ing mode in the

Civic Type R is an over­sight too. It’s eas­ier to fix than the styling, though, so there’s no rea­son why Honda shouldn’t do so.

The M5, by con­trast, now looks too sim­i­lar to a 5 Se­ries M Sport for my tastes. I un­der­stand how much be­spoke rear wheel arches cost, but a bolder rear spoiler wouldn’t have gone amiss. I know the M5’s back story – quiet talk, big stick – but this is just too quiet.

Come on, BMW, let your hair down a lit­tle and leave the Q-car stuff to Stuttgart. What price a fu­ture 5 Se­ries (F90) M de­sign pack­age? You know they want to… Mike Spencer Via email

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