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      04-13-2012, 01:16 PM   #1
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is the car actually louder than the previous models

I just traded in my 328 2011 for the 2012, when the guy drove the car to me after cleaning it at the dealership I thought I headed the engine sounded a bit louder, I kinda brushed it off but now while driving it, I noticed that the car is definitely louder on take offs and speed change, but its very quiet otherwise unless u get out and listen to it running.
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I just traded in my 328 2011 for the 2012, when the guy drove the car to me after cleaning it at the dealership I thought I headed the engine sounded a bit louder, I kinda brushed it off but now while driving it, I noticed that the car is definitely louder on take offs and speed change, but its very quiet otherwise unless u get out and listen to it running.
Not sure if I can help you in the e9x vs f30 comparison, but the f30 definitely sounds DIFFERENT. It has that normal inline-4 with a turbo sound. I don't really mind it. But some here can't stand it.

Did you jump the gun when you traded in your '11? The reason why I ask is because you mentioned in the other thread that you didn't notice the new car was not equipped with Xenons until after you bought it.

There is a wealth of information on this forum.
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isn't that a good thing? Shouldn't BMW be more performance oriented? Thats what I thought and thats what I hope. Engine sound is a good thing. I personally like hearing the engine especially on the 335 sounds so sexy.
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I definitely did, I was out of there in an hour, black and black interior, and then went through the BMW website and noted that I should ve gotten the xenon instead of the heated seats or I should ve just ordered the combo I want, that just drove me crazy
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I just traded in my 328 2011 for the 2012, when the guy drove the car to me after cleaning it at the dealership I thought I headed the engine sounded a bit louder, I kinda brushed it off but now while driving it, I noticed that the car is definitely louder on take offs and speed change, but its very quiet otherwise unless u get out and listen to it running.
Thats the 1st thing I notice between the F30 and the E90, when the salesman pull up the test drive F30 up to the curb, I said to myself WTF? The engine is pretty noisy compare to the old I6 and the direct injector ticking can be heard from a distance. Of course the second thing I notice was the steering, it doesnt feel as sporty as the E90. Other than that, the F30 is a bit nicer.
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I just traded in my 328 2011 for the 2012, when the guy drove the car to me after cleaning it at the dealership I thought I headed the engine sounded a bit louder, I kinda brushed it off but now while driving it, I noticed that the car is definitely louder on take offs and speed change, but its very quiet otherwise unless u get out and listen to it running.
The car has a valved exhaust, so while its very quiet most of the time, it will get a little louder under hard acceleration.
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There was a thread recently where someone posted db test results of the noise heard from inside the cabin of the E90, F30 and some other cars. Unfortunately I can't seem to find it.

Anyway, the F30 was shown to be MUCH quieter than the E90 when driving.
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I'm not sure that my new 335 is louder than my old 135 but it definitely sounds better.
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I'm not sure that my new 335 is louder than my old 135 but it definitely sounds better.
335 and 328 sounds COMPLETELY different. The OP has a 328.
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the F30 was shown to be MUCH quieter than the E90 when driving.
First thing I noticed when I took an F30 328i for a test drive. Inside the cabin that is.
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