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    • What the S63tu twin turbo V8 in the new F10 M5 sounds like

      BMWUK has put out a great new video showing off the engine sounds of the new F10 M5. The motor sounds great which makes us wonder why BMW has to go the cheesy fake engine note route when the motor is more than capable of speaking for itself. The S63tu sounds a bit more aggressive than the standard S63 twin turbo V8 that is in the X5/X6 M likely due to its intake, exhaust, and rev limit changes. Check out the video below.





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      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        error in the video?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
        error in the video?
        Thank you, fixed.
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        Now that is more like it, love every time it up shifts with that burble! The new m5 is starting to grow on me, been playing with it a lot on Forza4.
      1. DBFIU's Avatar
        DBFIU -
        Sounds good.
      1. oddjob2021's Avatar
        oddjob2021 -
        good find sticky, i want my dad to get one, but i don't think he'll go for it. i was really turned off by the interior sound bit on the other thread, but i'm coming around because of all the other good things.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        I really like this video. The m5 is a monster. Sounds great.
      1. car-fan's Avatar
        car-fan -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        I really like this video. The m5 is a monster. Sounds great.
        Or wait for the M6 convertible and get all the sound naturallyClick here to enlarge
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        Still doesn't come close to the S65. Won't even mention the S85.
      1. car-fan's Avatar
        car-fan -
        Yeah, yeah, I know what your saying about the S65 and S85 -especially with exhaustClick here to enlarge However, that being said the F12/F13 are far more visceral than any of the other N63 engined cars/SAV's, maybe save the X6/X5 versions - M's included as the S63's sound similar to V10's. If you haven't already take an F12 and/or F13 out - select sport + and go through the gears...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
        Still doesn't come close to the S65. Won't even mention the S85.
        It doesn't even come close to the S62 let alone those two.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by car-fan Click here to enlarge
        However, that being said the F12/F13 are far more visceral than any of the other N63 engined cars/SAV's
        That isn't saying much.
      1. car-fan's Avatar
        car-fan -
        Maybe so - but acoustic reproduction via the car's speakers is still a bit much. it is what it is...
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by car-fan Click here to enlarge
        but acoustic reproduction via the car's speakers is still a bit much
        I'm with you, I think that is absurd.
      1. Sonny's Avatar
        Sonny -
        A delicious video. I want one of these, kind of.
      1. M3GTtt's Avatar
        M3GTtt -
        S85 is still the best sounding BMW engine, then we have the S54B32 in CSL form, after that the S65, but only at the highest range of the revs, discounting the M1 in race form and off course the McLaren F1.S62 does not really make a sound.. unless you put an aftermarket exhaust on it.Then we have the S50B30/32 and the S38B38 Click here to enlarge which all sound like a real race engine.The new M5 makes up for lackluster exhaust note and engine sound with these great backfire gearchanges when goign up between gears Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3GTtt Click here to enlarge
        S62 does not really make a sound.. unless you put an aftermarket exhaust on it.
        Exactly.
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        Sticky -
        I would also throw in that the S14 in race trim sounds pretty amazing.
      1. deemo319's Avatar
        deemo319 -
        With the things BMW M did to the engine, people are complaining about the sound the thing makes and have not seen the car in the metal, sat in it or let alone driven it. You can't have everything. Sheesh guys.!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by deemo319 Click here to enlarge
        With the things BMW M did to the engine, people are complaining about the sound the thing makes and have not seen the car in the metal, sat in it or let alone driven it. You can't have everything. Sheesh guys.!
        I commend BMW on the changes to the engine.
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        Bmw should make it sound like a sewing machine, like us old heaps still do Click here to enlarge