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      10-19-2012, 09:29 PM   #1
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M Performance Exhaust Questions

So, I came to a 335i from a MB SLK 350 and we also have a G37 in the family and I am quite disappointed with the exhaust note on the 335i. I understand that the 335i is a luxury sedan and is probably supposed to be quiet until you are pushing it ... but I enjoy having a bit of engine note in the cabin, especially when listening to music, so that I can shift the transmission without looking at the tachometer. To me how a car sounds is as important as how fast it goes. Also, the aggressive looks on my MSport don't match the engine note. Its like a burly man with the voice of an adolescent teenager.

I guess, an easy option that could rectify this is to get the MPerformance Exhaust. Can someone who has the MPerformance exhaust review it and help answer the following questions.

1) Is is loud enough to get a bit of engine note in the cabin, without being too loud?

2) How does it is alter the sound as compared to the stock exhaust?

3) How much did the part and installation cost?

Thanks in advance.
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So, I came to a 335i from a MB SLK 350 and we also have a G37 in the family and I am quite disappointed with the exhaust note on the 335i. I understand that the 335i is a luxury sedan and is probably supposed to be quiet until you are pushing it ... but I enjoy having a bit of engine note in the cabin, especially when listening to music, so that I can shift the transmission without looking at the tachometer. To me how a car sounds is as important as how fast it goes. Also, the aggressive looks on my MSport don't match the engine note. Its like a burly man with the voice of an adolescent teenager.

I guess, an easy option that could rectify this is to get the MPerformance Exhaust. Can someone who has the MPerformance exhaust review it and help answer the following questions.

1) Is is loud enough to get a bit of engine note in the cabin, without being too loud?

2) How does it is alter the sound as compared to the stock exhaust?

3) How much did the part and installation cost?

Thanks in advance.
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I came from a g35 and the only thing I miss is the engine tone. That cars sounded awesome! But the 328i is so much more fun. Even tho its slower.
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So, I came to a 335i from a MB SLK 350 and we also have a G37 in the family and I am quite disappointed with the exhaust note on the 335i. I understand that the 335i is a luxury sedan and is probably supposed to be quiet until you are pushing it ... but I enjoy having a bit of engine note in the cabin, especially when listening to music, so that I can shift the transmission without looking at the tachometer. To me how a car sounds is as important as how fast it goes. Also, the aggressive looks on my MSport don't match the engine note. Its like a burly man with the voice of an adolescent teenager.

I guess, an easy option that could rectify this is to get the MPerformance Exhaust. Can someone who has the MPerformance exhaust review it and help answer the following questions.

1) Is is loud enough to get a bit of engine note in the cabin, without being too loud?

2) How does it is alter the sound as compared to the stock exhaust?

3) How much did the part and installation cost?

Thanks in advance.
1. Yes

2. Deeper sound driving and between shifts

3. Had it installed as part of purchase at VPC prior to delivery so it was rolled in, but the price is generally available.

Still haven't taken it WOT yet though since engine isn't fully broken in, but I'm anticipating even more sound as I begin driving harder.
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      10-19-2012, 11:11 PM   #5
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Thanks ... for some reason they were not coming up when I searched.
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Personally i feel if you're going for exhaust note the eisenmann and akrapovic exhaust give a nicer growl and purr
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So, I came to a 335i from a MB SLK 350 and we also have a G37 in the family and I am quite disappointed with the exhaust note on the 335i. I understand that the 335i is a luxury sedan and is probably supposed to be quiet until you are pushing it ... but I enjoy having a bit of engine note in the cabin, especially when listening to music, so that I can shift the transmission without looking at the tachometer. To me how a car sounds is as important as how fast it goes. Also, the aggressive looks on my MSport don't match the engine note. Its like a burly man with the voice of an adolescent teenager.
Are you serious? The way some of these guys try to make fun of the 328i sound I would have thought the standard 335i exhaust was music to ears.

Just messing, although I agree the 335i is a little better than the 328i, it could still be improved.
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Personally i feel if you're going for exhaust note the eisenmann and akrapovic exhaust give a nicer growl and purr
they also cost a lot more. eisenmann will prob be $2,500 and akrapovic will probably be $4,000
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they also cost a lot more. eisenmann will prob be $2,500 and akrapovic will probably be $4,000
True dat
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they also cost a lot more. eisenmann will prob be $2,500 and akrapovic will probably be $4,000
Depends. I can get the quad tip version for around $1500 - $2000 installed by my local shop.

The 328i version sounds amazing; I can't wait to hear how it'll sound on the 335i!!!
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Depends. I can get the quad tip version for around $1500 - $2000 installed by my local shop.

The 328i version sounds amazing; I can't wait to hear how it'll sound on the 335i!!!
thats a pretty good deal.
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is this avai in canada? i should be getting my car in a week but i was never given an option for the exhaust upgrade...mmm...i want!!!!
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Are you serious? The way some of these guys try to make fun of the 328i sound I would have thought the standard 335i exhaust was music to ears.

Just messing, although I agree the 335i is a little better than the 328i, it could still be improved.
The 335i does sound good, and certainly better than the 328i I think. It is pretty quiet though like the OP said. Although it gets a lot louder at higher rpm and WOT.
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1) Is is loud enough to get a bit of engine note in the cabin, without being too loud?
Fold the rear seats down for more echaust sound.

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