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I won't get the M3/4 if it has Active Sound. 8 50.00%
I would get the M3/4 if it has Active Sound. 8 50.00%
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      07-09-2012, 02:31 PM   #1
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M5/6 have active sound which uses the car's stereo to augment the actual engine noise.

Will it matter to you if the F8x M3/4 has this as well?
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      07-09-2012, 02:34 PM   #2
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I'm not a fan at all of this kind of tech in our cars.
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I think it is a bit silly but it would not by itself be a tipping point for me. My understanding is that it is easily disabled with the M5. Though I understand that it is the principle of it that is the real issue for some.
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I think it is a bit silly but it would not by itself be a tipping point for me. My understanding is that it is easily disabled with the M5. Though I understand that it is the principle of it that is the real issue for some.
I don't believe it can be deactivated without pulling a fuse that disables the whole stereo system (see http://f10.m5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=680384).

Active sound just is too cheesy and phony for me to have to listen to every time I drove the car.

I bet BMW will not have it included in the new M3/4. If BMW has a simple iDrive setting that allowed it to be turned off then I would just deactivate it and that would be fine.
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I've been driving an F10 M5 test car for 6 days now, and it hasn't bothered me one bit yet. Of course you do wonder if the sound comes from the engine or the ASD at times, but it's exactly the same.


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I've been driving an F10 M5 test car for 6 days now, and it hasn't bothered me one bit yet. Of course you do wonder if the sound comes from the engine or the ASD at times, but it's exactly the same.


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I don't believe it can be deactivated without pulling a fuse that disables the whole stereo system (see http://f10.m5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=680384).
Could be. But it is early still. I'll bet that someone will figure out how to code it out soon, and I think it will ultimately become a non-issue. It is just programming after all. If not, I still won't let effect my decision - there are other more important factors such as the feel of the EPS (assuming we get EPS), the power delivery, and whether the car is offered in San Marino Blue or Monte Carlo Blue.
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^You and those blues. BTW you haven't shown up to a TSE drive in a long time. We would love to see your face. The group has grown substantially over the last year or so. A bunch of e92m now. Also we are caravaning to bimmerfest east. I am sure you can make time, you know with all the time you're on the forums I assume you just chill all day lol.

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=710948 tse drive this coming Sunday
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Oh and to return on topic, NO it wouldn't soley make me change my mind for purchasing the car. I am sure someone will code it out. It should, IMO, be an idrive option to disable. I am more concerned with the size/weight. I am hoping it is not much larger than the e92. Aesthetics need to just right. I love my e92m and for me to get rid of it this car is going to have to be a looker. And lastly price. I will seriously consider if the car comes well equipped for 75-80ish but if the car is 85-90k They can keep it. I will wait for the m2. I have a bad feeling that this new M4 is going to be a 70k base car. While I hope not, I have been looking at the price of what a normal 3 has become and it really has gone sky high.

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