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    New M5 = Tuned Impreza

    Chris Harris from Evo magazine apparently thinks the new M5 sounds like a tuned 4-banger Impreza.

    Maybe this is why BMW has to have fake exhaust sound through the speakers. http://www.bimmerboost.com/showthrea...e-engine-noise

    Chris Harris:
    The noise needs more space for discussion than we have available, but hereís the outline plot. This car doesnít have a signature voice like all of its predecessors. In trying to make something musical from an inherently un-musical engine layout, BMW has given the M5 several different voices: under full load at low engine speeds itís a hollow, almost flat-plane drone. Then thereís a Veyron-esque surging whoosh of low frequency that gives way to a fascinating top-end that owes as much to a highly tuned Impreza as it does any previous M car.

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    Watch the autocar video, the guy said the sound of engine inside the cabin is low and that's why they put speakers there not because the exhaust sound is like a Subaru.
    and i actually like the exhaust sound of Impreza.

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    Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
    Watch the autocar video, the guy said the sound of engine inside the cabin is low and that's why they put speakers there not because the exhaust sound is like a Subaru.
    and i actually like the exhaust sound of Impreza.
    So since you like the sound of a tuned 4-banger, that means the M5 should sound like it? I have heard plenty of highly tuned Subies, probably the best sound 4-bangers out there. But the car has a V8, it should sound like a V8. Benz does just find making their 5.5L biturbo sound like a monster.

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    No, it doesn't mean it should sound like that but it doesn't mean it sounds $#@!ed up too. this car has a V8, but the headers it use is radical, that's why it can sing like the Benz.
    Why that 5.5 sounds so good? because of the exhaust, anything with AMG exhaust sounds nasty. that's why there is no better aftermarket exhaust than the factory installed one.

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