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    • Does the 2012 Mercedes E63 AMG exhaust note with the new twin turbo M157 still sound good? M157 and M156 exhaust comparison

      Everyone should know how great the M156 naturally aspirated V8 E63 AMG sounds. A great growl with a slight exotic touch that only gets more and more glorious as it approaches its 7200 rpm redline. The switch to turbo motors in BMW's has removed much of the aural pleasure associated with the powerplants. We are happy to say the E63 AMG switching to turbos has not diminished its sound quality and the M157 sounds amazing. Check the videos below for proof and to compare to the M156.


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      This article was originally published in forum thread: Does the 2012 Mercedes E63 AMG exhaust note with the new twin turbo M157 still sound good? M157 and M156 exhaust comparison started by Sticky View original post
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      1. _AMG_'s Avatar
        _AMG_ -
        Both sound awesome but the M157 sounds absolutely brutal!
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by _AMG_ Click here to enlarge
        Both sound awesome but the M157 sounds absolutely brutal!
        What I was thinking.
      1. Dueclaws's Avatar
        Dueclaws -
        "Both sound awesome but the M157 sounds absolutely brutal!"
        +1 !
      1. flipm3's Avatar
        flipm3 -
        Both sound incredible!

        I saw a E63 Estate in a flat silver paint. Freaking awesome. I want one as my future family bus... Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by flipm3 Click here to enlarge
        Both sound incredible!

        I saw a E63 Estate in a flat silver paint. Freaking awesome. I want one as my future family bus... Click here to enlarge
        Saw an E63 yesterday. Don't know why I didn't like the W212 at first but now I find it stunning.
      1. Remonster's Avatar
        Remonster -
        The videos are misleading, the M157 video is filmed from much closer and with a different camera which obviously has a better microphone. I've heard both cars in person and the M157 video is actually pretty true-to-life. No small wonder that Jorrie guy's car videos are really popular, he does great work. In reality the M156 is significantly louder and sounds a little more raw, but both are undeniably great engines.

        I'm actually even more impressed by the sound of the M157 because we all know how much more work it takes to make a turbocharged engine sound nice and loud. BTW if you haven't experienced the new AMG TT motors, do yourself a favor and go drive one they are simply insane.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Remonster Click here to enlarge
        The videos are misleading, the M157 video is filmed from much closer and with a different camera which obviously has a better microphone. I've heard both cars in person and the M157 video is actually pretty true-to-life. No small wonder that Jorrie guy's car videos are really popular, he does great work. In reality the M156 is significantly louder and sounds a little more raw, but both are undeniably great engines
        You do make a very good point on the quality of the recording. I'm just impressed with the sound of the M157.
      1. JonsC63AMG's Avatar
        JonsC63AMG -
        I've heard the new Cls63 TT exhaust note compare to my C63 in person. The C63 is definitely louder and pops.
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        ive gotten to drive an m156 e63 and the video of it doesnt present it as well as the video of the m157. Both sound pretty bad ass though
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Now look what BMW does with a TT V8 Click here to enlarge:
      1. M3_WC's Avatar
        M3_WC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        Now look what BMW does with a TT V8 Click here to enlarge:
        You mean the M5's silent exhaust that lets out giant farts on up shifts.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
        You mean the M5's silent exhaust that lets out giant farts on up shifts.
        Yeah. What a soulless awful sound.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by M3_WC Click here to enlarge
        You mean the M5's silent exhaust that lets out giant farts on up shifts.
        And apparently needs synthetic noise...
      1. Dueclaws's Avatar
        Dueclaws -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        You do make a very good point on the quality of the recording. I'm just impressed with the sound of the M157.
        +1

        I'd like a milder version of the sound for my '12 E550C, but if it's too loud I'll just look like a poser.Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Dueclaws Click here to enlarge
        +1

        I'd like a milder version of the sound for my '12 E550C, but if it's too loud I'll just look like a poser.Click here to enlarge
        The 550 can back it up a hell of a lot better than it used to be able to...
      1. saeedg48's Avatar
        saeedg48 -
        well they both sound good but really like the 63 sounds better Click here to enlarge
      1. m54b25's Avatar
        m54b25 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by saeedg48 Click here to enlarge
        well they both sound good but really like the 63 sounds better Click here to enlarge
        Yes, both cars M156 & M157 sounds good! Here's a sample M157 by RENNtech