BMW i8 sound

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Re: BMW i8 sound

Post by RichRBX » Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:31 pm

How readily available are aftermarket exhaust systems on the i8?

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Re: BMW i8 sound

Post by MikeFish » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:32 pm

RichRBX wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:31 pm
How readily available are aftermarket exhaust systems on the i8?
For sound or power? I assume if you want more noise you buy an electronic unit to make more noise rather than an exhaust?

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Re: BMW i8 sound

Post by zappy-chops » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:27 pm

Is there any sound trickery in an RS4 or RS6? I was convinced there was when I first got my RS6. You can clearly hear the sound of the exhaust from inside the car, but when you open the window it doesn't get louder. Maybe I have hearing issues, but it gets quieter. As if some of the engineered-in noise escapes through the open window. :shock:
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Re: BMW i8 sound

Post by MikeFish » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:18 am

Don't know about the current rs4 but all 3 previous generations had no fabricated sound trickery and neither does the RS6.

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Re: BMW i8 sound

Post by MikeFish » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:19 am

Estate cars do have a tendancy to amplify the sound within the cabin.

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