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    • 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
      Comments 36 Comments
      1. G0TB00ST?'s Avatar
        G0TB00ST? -
        DAMN! That e60 sounds good and the e39 is right there behind it... I couldn't hear the f10
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by G0TB00ST? Click here to enlarge
        DAMN! That e60 sounds good and the e39 is right there behind it... I couldn't hear the f10
        BMW can't either: http://www.bimmerboost.com/content.p...e-engine-noise
      1. 135idct's Avatar
        135idct -
        M5 E60 FTW!
      1. StinkyM's Avatar
        StinkyM -
        Not really fair though. The F10 needs an aftermarket exhaust too.
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by StinkyM Click here to enlarge
        Not really fair though. The F10 needs an aftermarket exhaust too.
        I have heard a F10 with the Turner rear section (basically a muffler delete). It still wasn't impressive. An E60 with a muffler delete is f*cking amazing.
      1. cisi's Avatar
        cisi -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by StinkyM Click here to enlarge
        Not really fair though. The F10 needs an aftermarket exhaust too.
        that want help much, the E60 with an proper eisenmann race sounds like an Formula1 car...
        You want match that no matter what exhaust you put on the turbo M5.
      1. G0TB00ST?'s Avatar
        G0TB00ST? -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
        I have heard a F10 with the Turner rear section (basically a muffler delete). It still wasn't impressive. An E60 with a muffler delete is f*cking amazing.
        E39 muffler delete sounds like a muscle car, e60 muffler delete sounds like a f1 race car, f10 muffler delete sounds loud for no reason and is just noise
      1. E90Company's Avatar
        E90Company -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by G0TB00ST? Click here to enlarge
        E39 muffler delete sounds like a muscle car, e60 muffler delete sounds like a f1 race car, f10 muffler delete sounds loud for no reason and is just noise
        Pretty accurate summary.
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        I kinda like the E39 better if you ask me. Sounds like it wants to kill somebody IMO.
      1. leveraged sellout's Avatar
        leveraged sellout -
        F10 with straight pipes. It will change your collective minds.

      1. cisi's Avatar
        cisi -
        sorry to say but nothing impressive in this sound, its loud ok, but thats it. An actual M3 with a proper exhaust sounds better.

        for a better understanding what i meant when saying F1 feelings:


        the f10M5 surely has his pros, but for sure not the sound. its a low revving turbo with less displacement and missing 2 cylinders compared to the old M5. You cant expect "much" from the f10 when you put them side by side.
      1. cisi's Avatar
        cisi -
        M3 with eisenmann race:
      1. E90Company's Avatar
        E90Company -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leo985i Click here to enlarge
        I kinda like the E39 better if you ask me. Sounds like it wants to kill somebody IMO.
        Same here.

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
        F10 with straight pipes. It will change your collective minds.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVbKlicZEf8
        Sounds like $#@!.
      1. E90Company's Avatar
        E90Company -
        Amazing.

      1. deemo319's Avatar
        deemo319 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leo985i Click here to enlarge
        I like the E39 better if you ask me. Sounds like it wants to kill somebody IMO.
        The E39 does sound the best the best. So I concur. Click here to enlarge
      1. G0TB00ST?'s Avatar
        G0TB00ST? -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
        F10 with straight pipes. It will change your collective minds.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVbKlicZEf8
        Straight pipe ANY ///M car e9x and older and it sounds like the race car it was meant to be. This however sounds like sh!t. It sounds like those cars you see on the road with a hole in the exhaust or something like that. All these new ///M cars sound like crap (1m sounds ok)
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by cisi Click here to enlarge
        that want help much, the E60 with an proper eisenmann race sounds like an Formula1 car...
        You want match that no matter what exhaust you put on the turbo M5.
        Someone who gets it.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leveraged sellout Click here to enlarge
        F10 with straight pipes. It will change your collective minds.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVbKlicZEf8
        Sounds way, way better. I love RPI's stuff. Had their exhaust on my M3.

        Not S85 good though.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by G0TB00ST? Click here to enlarge
        All these new ///M cars sound like crap (1m sounds ok)
        1M doesn't have an M motor.
      1. G0TB00ST?'s Avatar
        G0TB00ST? -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        1M doesn't have an M motor.
        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