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      12-05-2012, 08:51 AM   #1
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M5 V10 noisy when cold, V8 M3 the same?

I am looking for a M3 and i have heard the V10 M5 when cold and its not a comforting sound, but i have never heard an V8 M3 (cold or otherwise) engine sound. Are the noisy when cold and how should it sound when at operating temp?

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      12-05-2012, 09:11 AM   #2
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listening to the cold start cycle is the best part of my day.
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The cold start sounds pretty bad ass to me. Reminds me of my first mustang which got me addicted to HP.
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If you buy a tune from ESS your car will have the cold start option. It's VERY quiet at cold start!
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Great thread.
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I am looking for a M3 and i have heard the V12 M5 when cold and its not a comforting sound, but i have never heard an V8 M3 (cold or otherwise) engine sound. Are the noisy when cold and how should it sound when at operating temp?


really do like the crank up on the m3s tho
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      12-05-2012, 11:41 AM   #7
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I like to make sure that my neighbors know exactly when I decide to leave my house in the morning, so I am definitely a fan of the cold start
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I like to make sure that my neighbors know exactly when I decide to leave my house in the morning, so I am definitely a fan of the cold start
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listening to the cold start cycle is the best part of my day.
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i get upset when the cold start DOESNT happen(cause ive already driven it that day)! god i love that sound......
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It sounds a bit rough with the metallic taps and clicks for about half a minute. I enjoy the sound as well, and I prefer it over the diesel like sound of the E60 M5.
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It can sound bad if you don't know better. I remember a buddy of mine making a face and asking "is it supposed to sound like that?".
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I love the cold start cycle. I wish it sounded like that the whole time. I love that noise.
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I am looking for a M3 and i have heard the V10 M5 when cold and its not a comforting sound, but i have never heard an V8 M3 (cold or otherwise) engine sound. Are the noisy when cold and how should it sound when at operating temp?
Go out and listen to one for yourself
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      12-05-2012, 03:52 PM   #16
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Yep, they make noise.
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listening to the cold start cycle is the best part of my day.
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I don't get why some folks removes the cold start. It's a constant reminder we have a beast that lives in our car...
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listening to the cold start cycle is the best part of my day.
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Can someone explain why it sounds like this in the morning and why it can't sound like this all the time?
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The noise is referenced in the owners manual as a metallic sound. I always liked Metallica! This is how it sounds when warmed up "VVVRRRROOOOOOOOMMMMMMM" !
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The cold start sounds pretty bad ass to me. Reminds me of my first mustang which got me addicted to HP.
I love how raw the car sounds on a cold start, I actually wish the car sounded more like that ALL the time.
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Go out and listen to one for yourself
They are not that plentiful in these parts......
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