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      02-02-2012, 07:15 PM   #1
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Cool F30 335i N55 vs 328i N20 Sound Comparison Video: Track Flyby, Engine and Exhaust

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We've compiled a video showing how the sounds of the 2012 328i (with N20 engine) and 2012 335i (with N55 engine) compare. Below are some clips showing the F30 328i and 335i at speed and WOT on the Laguna Seca track's back straight section, as well as engine and exhaust sounds throughout the rev range.




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I watched the in-car track videos and when I saw the 328i, I said, "Hmmmm not too bad at all."

Then the next lap was with a 335i and I said, "Oh my God! I can't believe I just complimented that awful sounding 4-cylinder! This is what a BMW should sound like!"
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328 sounds better than i thought it would
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Sorry, but that N20 sounds like garbage.
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Man, those engine sounds are really bad -- I was cringing at the straining of the 328i video. And all I could hear was tire noise in the 328i driveby.

The exhaust notes for both cars are very nice, however.
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everything on that 4 banger sounds terrible.
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e9X M3 exhaust sound > all.
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Legendary straight six sounded as expected. The N20? I think it sounded pretty awful from the clip. Would make me not want to gun it - sounds like the engine was going to break.
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Both exhaust sounds sound better than I expected, nice raspy sound, not roarty and hollow like so many after market exhausts which are just annoying. Until now I lamented the loss of the sweet sounding Sixes from the E36 and E46 era, didn't like the E90 335i (artificially throaty), but this with a little burble on lift off is very nice.
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I love that 335i (N55) exhaust burble.. I have had people say about my 335i (N54) ... who are not into cars... is there something wrong with your exhaust ha!
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1) Im glad you can hear the BPV on both as the throttle is let up. Just wish you could hear some compressor whine.

2) The 328 should be quieter as most people getting that model probably dont want to hear much, while the 335 folks are probably (but not always) more performance oriented.

Both give me wood.
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I'm not a fan of the burble after lift off. It reminds me of my high school days drooling over Camaros with glass packs lol
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Hmm, performance, fuel consumption all very impressive on the 4 banger, but that sounds...makes me think Honda. Which, for the avoidance of doubt, is not a good thing in the aural appeal department.
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1) Im glad you can hear the BPV on both as the throttle is let up. Just wish you could hear some compressor whine.

2) The 328 should be quieter as most people getting that model probably dont want to hear much, while the 335 folks are probably (but not always) more performance oriented.

Both give me wood.
Yea, i like them both a lot. 335 sounds more aggressive than e90. And the N20, while not a smooth 6, still sounds impressive for a 4. Especially the exhaust on it.
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The 328 sounds like garbage. Sounds like its going to break
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The 335 doesn't sound bad, but that 328. Sounds like its fking dying...

I just went and turned on my vaccum cleaner and that is what the 328 sounds like lol
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The 328i almost sound like a 335D but with the BPV Love the 335i sound
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HMM I thought someone turn on the electric saw on the N20 engine. Exhaust we can deal with later.
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I like the exhaust note from the 328i, but not from the 335i. On the other hand, I like the engine note from the 335i but not from the 328i.
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pretty impressed with the 328 exhaust, sounds a lot sportier than the exhaust on the 328 i have right now
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