• M5 sound off - E39 M5 versus E60 M5 versus F10 M5 exhaust note comparison

      The F10 M5 is the newest model out of the bunch here but considering the exhaust note quality of the preceding M5's the bar is set pretty high for it to match. Especially considering the turbos on the S63TU V8 muffle the exhaust note a bit. That has been one of the main criticisms of the F10 M5 as the stock exhaust note sounds tiny and BMW themselves is addressing the exhaust with an optional revised performance exhaust system available.


      We have seen the F10 M5 compared to the E60 M5 before regarding the sound quality but now the E39 M5 is thrown into the mix as well. Which sounds the best? That is it up to you to decide but BimmerBoost's ranking goes E60 M5 S85 V10 > E39 M5 S62 V8 > F10 M5 S63TU V8. To be fair the E60 M5 looks like it is sporting an aftermarket exhaust courtesy of Eisenmann as the oval exhaust tips show.

      Enjoy.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: Soundcheck: F10 M5 | E60 M5 | E39 M5 started by 5soko View original post
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by G0TB00ST? Click here to enlarge
        I know but I felt like I should at least acknowledge it before a n54 fanboy neg reps me and flips out about how the 1m sounds amazing blah blah blah
        I'd rep you back and then some.
      1. spool twice's Avatar
        spool twice -
        E39 M3 sounds the best. As much as I like the E60 V10's exhaust, the only reason I like it is because it's loud, but the quality of noise compared to other V10's doesn't compare (to me). Have you guys ever listened to an S6 V10 with a magnaflow? it sounds better to me IHMO, like a cross between a flat-plane V8 and a VR6 exhaust note
      1. Brey335i's Avatar
        Brey335i -
        Damn even after all these years that E39 sounds wicked. I need that car in my life at some point.
      1. TZ04XJR's Avatar
        TZ04XJR -
        I'll give my input as to my sound preference Click here to enlarge

        It's also a well known FACT that the exhaust note an Evolve tuned S85 V10 at 8600RPM can completely disintegrate women's undergarments Click here to enlarge

      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by TZ04XJR Click here to enlarge
        It's also a well known FACT that the exhaust note an Evolve tuned S85 V10 at 8600RPM can completely disintegrate women's undergarments
        True story.

        The S62 sounds great but it doesn't have the exotic tone to it that the S85 gets at 8000+
      1. sr20seb's Avatar
        sr20seb -
        Doesn't even sound like the F10 revs up over 3k rpm. Not a good comparison for that car. The other 2 on the other hand, they do the proper rev up.
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Sounds way, way better. I love RPI's stuff. Had their exhaust on my M3.

        Not S85 good though.
        Nothing will every sound like the S85. That motor will always be special. Although, its funny, due to the funny firing order and reverse heads, the S63 has a very flat-plane V8 sound to it, and almost sounds like a V10 at certain RPMs as well. I used to hate the way it sounded but it has really grown on me.
      1. Wicked335i's Avatar
        Wicked335i -
        You guys need to hear my dads F10 M5, puts all of these cars to shameClick here to enlarge I'll post a vid this week.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Wicked335i Click here to enlarge
        You guys need to hear my dads F10 M5, puts all of these cars to shameClick here to enlarge I'll post a vid this week.
        Post the vid but it's impossible for it to ever put an S85 to shame.
      1. Wicked335i's Avatar
        Wicked335i -
        I'll post the vid for you Sticky! I agree on the S85 I should have been more specific I meant for the other S63Tu but all joking aside it rivals it for sure. I'll post up a picture of his car at my house so you know I'm not trolling lol.
      1. Wicked335i's Avatar
        Wicked335i -
        "An error has occurred Wicked335i! You must have 5 reputation in order to post links. Your current reputation is 2.10."

        I guess I have to comment on a few things before I can post it? Bummer I'll work on that right now.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Wicked335i Click here to enlarge
        "An error has occurred Wicked335i! You must have 5 reputation in order to post links. Your current reputation is 2.10."

        I guess I have to comment on a few things before I can post it? Bummer I'll work on that right now.
        Looks to me like you're good now.
      1. Wicked335i's Avatar
        Wicked335i -
        Click here to enlarge

        Here's the pic StickyClick here to enlarge
      1. mpower33's Avatar
        mpower33 -
        they all will sound nice after an exhaust upgrade
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by mpower33 Click here to enlarge
        they all will sound nice after an exhaust upgrade
        Yes, but some nicer than others.
      1. mpower33's Avatar
        mpower33 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Yes, but some nicer than others.
        I AGREE Click here to enlarge