BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > General M3 Forum (E90 + E92 + E93)
 
GT Haus
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-04-2011, 09:01 PM   #1
AS
Lifetime Bimmer Fanatic
 
AS's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 M3 Convertible
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Minneapolis

Posts: 126
iTrader: (0)

Talking Sounds like a truck!

This is something I've heard a few times now. (only had this car for 5 weeks or so). One chick in my building at work said it sounded like an old Chevy! I just reminded her she's hearing the sweet sounds of a V8! Lots of Chevy's had V8's.hey, I love the sound of a V8 Chevy, truck or Bimmer.

Just wondered if any of you had any comments like that.

AS

BTW - Love this car! It's kind of mental.
__________________
'11 AW M3 CONVERTIBLE | M-DCT | BLACK | CARBON | PREM 2
| PREM SOUND | NAV | COLD | COMFORT ACCESS |
AS is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-04-2011, 09:30 PM   #2
CBS
Major
 
CBS's Avatar
 
Drives: F10 535, E90 M3, E30 M3
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Wilkes-Barre, PA

Posts: 1,116
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2014 535xi M Sport  [0.00]
2014 X3 3.5 M Sport  [0.00]
2011 M3 E90  [4.88]
2008 X5  [0.00]
1990 BMW M3  [5.00]
Yeah, I've heard the same. Before the SC was added, I had a few people ask if my M3 engine was ok. Usually it was during cold idle when the engine sounded like my Chevy Solid Lifter LT-1 (V8). I actually like the sound.
__________________

ESS VT-1 550 | M24 Oil Cooler | Fall Line Half Cage | RaceTech 4009W | 6 pt Harness | Lifeline Zero 360 Fire Suppression | Rear Seat Delete | Motion Control DA Dampers w/remote reservoirs | 900/650 Hyperco Springs | RD Sport Sway Bars | Brembo 380 BBK | GC Camber Plates | Hoosier R6 | Eisenmann Sport | Stack Gauges | Painted Challenge Front Lip | Painted ZCP Rear Spoiler | Xpel Ultimate Film | LuxAngelEyes
CBS is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-04-2011, 10:24 PM   #3
Peahi
Captain
 
Peahi's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 M3 CPE
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: SF Bay Area

Posts: 671
iTrader: (0)

Nice analogies. It's always interesting to hear what other people think....I always open the window and turn down the radio when an M3 is cruising by to hear (Floor it people!).
Peahi is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-04-2011, 11:07 PM   #4
rjd598
Brigadier General
 
rjd598's Avatar
 
Drives: 10' M3
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Diego,CA

Posts: 4,596
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
2010 BMW M3  [4.50]
1999 BMW M3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peahi View Post
Nice analogies. It's always interesting to hear what other people think....I always open the window and turn down the radio when an M3 is cruising by to hear (Floor it people!).
Gagahaha I do the same
__________________
rjd598 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-05-2011, 01:16 AM   #5
FVM3
Major General
 
FVM3's Avatar
 
Drives: e92 m3, f30 328i
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Los Angeles

Posts: 5,735
iTrader: (2)

cold start sounds like broken muffler

Last edited by FVM3; 08-05-2011 at 03:05 AM.
FVM3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-05-2011, 02:54 AM   #6
half man half amazin
Lieutenant
 
half man half amazin's Avatar
 
Drives: 2012 F10 550i M sport
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Las vegas

Posts: 429
iTrader: (0)

I use to hate that, now I love it!!!!
__________________
Then: 2011 E92 //M3 SSII DCT
Now: 2012 F10 550i Carbon Black M Sport

half man half amazin is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-05-2011, 09:37 AM   #7
ksoze
Captain
 
ksoze's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E93 M3
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Maryland

Posts: 620
iTrader: (0)

Cold starts in the garage are 30 seconds of unbridled mechanical nirvana that can loosen grandpas dentures as he sleeps in the upstairs bedroom, rattle dirty dishes left in the kitchen sink and loosen dust off the opened garage door directly above. Win.
__________________
2011.75 E93 JB/FR | 2002 E46 M3 Convertible | 2002 E53 X5 3.0 | 2000 E39 540i | 1998 E36 M3 | 1988 E28 M5 | 1987 E28 528i
ksoze is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-05-2011, 09:46 AM   #8
F82_SID
Brigadier General
 
F82_SID's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011.5 MR/BB E92 M3
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Denver, CO. USA

Posts: 3,127
iTrader: (2)

In the CNET review of the M3 the guys says "On a side note for you kids who've only known cars that are high tech and beautifully engineered. This is how you tell when you're driving a real car. The sound it makes when started up cold, cluttering metallic kind of clanking big old lumpy square cam kind of idol, not until it gets to full operating temperature. This car sound like it's not coming unscrewed. That's what a high performance car is supposed to do."

So so true! lol
__________________
2011/E92/M3/MR/BB/ZCV/ZP2/EDC/2MT
F82_SID is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-05-2011, 09:48 AM   #9
Sean05
Putcha ang ganda...
 
Sean05's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 MR E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Los Angeles, Brea CA.

Posts: 5,331
iTrader: (9)

Send a message via Yahoo to Sean05
Yeap i hate that.... people always looked to see what truck it that? then realized WTF its a bimmer?

so to get rid of it. i replaced the OEM exhaust with AKRA... changed the sound of the car... now i dont get that looked or get asked anymore.... i see more jaw dropping...

if you hate that V8 sound, check out the innotech that thing is insane... i might sell my AKRA to get the INNOTECH... i dont know i have to see it in person
__________________
Sean05 is offline   Philippines
0
Reply With Quote
      08-05-2011, 09:49 AM   #10
nick3753
Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2012 e92 M3 DCT ZCP
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Fresno,CA

Posts: 526
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by rjd598 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Peahi View Post
Nice analogies. It's always interesting to hear what other people think....I always open the window and turn down the radio when an M3 is cruising by to hear (Floor it people!).
Gagahaha I do the same
Me too, though certainly not just m3 s. My wife says I'm nuts. I agree.
nick3753 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-05-2011, 09:49 AM   #11
Sean05
Putcha ang ganda...
 
Sean05's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 MR E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Los Angeles, Brea CA.

Posts: 5,331
iTrader: (9)

Send a message via Yahoo to Sean05
Quote:
Originally Posted by E92_SID View Post
In the CNET review of the M3 the guys says "On a side note for you kids who've only known cars that are high tech and beautifully engineered. This is how you tell when you're driving a real car. The sound it makes when started up cold, cluttering metallic kind of clanking big old lumpy square cam kind of idol, not until it gets to full operating temperature. This car sound like it's not coming unscrewed. That's what a high performance car is supposed to do."

So so true! lol
I like that... LOL... but i just get a look all the time thinking its a freakin TRUCK... LOL
__________________
Sean05 is offline   Philippines
0
Reply With Quote
      08-05-2011, 10:04 AM   #12
Gkap
BMF Movement
 
Gkap's Avatar
 
Drives: Women Crazy
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: GTA

Posts: 3,014
iTrader: (1)

I find the M3 stock is very quite compared to other V8's.
Gkap is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      08-05-2011, 10:24 AM   #13
Sean05
Putcha ang ganda...
 
Sean05's Avatar
 
Drives: 08 MR E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Los Angeles, Brea CA.

Posts: 5,331
iTrader: (9)

Send a message via Yahoo to Sean05
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gkap View Post
I find the M3 stock is very quite compared to other V8's.
yea until you rev it... LOL
__________________
Sean05 is offline   Philippines
0
Reply With Quote
      08-05-2011, 10:54 AM   #14
M3maniac20
Captain
 
M3maniac20's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 M3 Coupe ZCP
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Austin, Texas

Posts: 650
iTrader: (0)

hahah this reminds me one time when I was leaving an event with a friend who hadn't seen a car or really any m3 before and I started it up and was pulling out of the parking spot and stopped to chat. (engine was still warming up so the metallic sound was going on) and was like "something is wrong with your car, it doesn't sound right" I just said.....thats how great this V8 sounds.
__________________
2011.5 M3 Coupe ZCP
M3maniac20 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-05-2011, 11:15 AM   #15
F82_SID
Brigadier General
 
F82_SID's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011.5 MR/BB E92 M3
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Denver, CO. USA

Posts: 3,127
iTrader: (2)

I was going on to Buckley Air Force Base and when I pulled up to show the guard my ID he said "Is that a hybrid or something because your engine sounds like something is wrong with it?" I just responded by bliping the throttle and he responded "oh wow! Never-mind." lol
__________________
2011/E92/M3/MR/BB/ZCV/ZP2/EDC/2MT
F82_SID is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-05-2011, 12:02 PM   #16
John@R
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: Ariel Atom 2
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Bay Area, CA

Posts: 219
iTrader: (2)

Garage List
I usually get one of two responses...

1) "That sounds awesome, what do you have done to the motor?"

or

2) The middle finger
John@R is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-05-2011, 12:27 PM   #17
Crimson92
Smiling Politely
 
Crimson92's Avatar
 
Drives: Like a boss
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Whales Vagina

Posts: 28,639
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by John@RimierMotorSport View Post
I usually get one of two responses...

1) "That sounds awesome, what do you have done to the motor?"

or

2) The middle finger
second one sounds about right.
Crimson92 is online now   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-05-2011, 12:35 PM   #18
sameh
Major
 
sameh's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 E92 M3 DCT JetBlk
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: NC

Posts: 1,468
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by E92_SID View Post
In the CNET review of the M3 the guys says "On a side note for you kids who've only known cars that are high tech and beautifully engineered. This is how you tell when you're driving a real car. The sound it makes when started up cold, cluttering metallic kind of clanking big old lumpy square cam kind of idol, not until it gets to full operating temperature. This car sound like it's not coming unscrewed. That's what a high performance car is supposed to do."

So so true! lol
If I ever get my car coded to remove the Idrive warning, I'll see if I can get this quote to appear on my Idrive screen instead
__________________
2011 E92 BatMobile JtBlk/Blk/Blk CF
sameh is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-05-2011, 01:33 PM   #19
Merked M3
First Lieutenant
 
Merked M3's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 M3 6MT
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Posts: 356
iTrader: (0)

It almost sounds like a diesel truck truck @ idle, I definitely love the low grumble. When I hear it idle it makes me remember that there is a crazy engine in this car!
__________________
2008 E90 M3 6-MT - Sold but not forgotten - amazing car

The next car, my Porsche Cayman S
Merked M3 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-05-2011, 01:45 PM   #20
///My5UV
Lurker
 
///My5UV's Avatar
 
Drives: E39M5, E90M3
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Austin

Posts: 621
iTrader: (0)

Yeah, my wife heard it running cold for the first time this morning and she got a funny look on her face and asked if there was something wrong with it. I replied... sounds great, right!?

There definitely is _something_ that changes after a short time... maybe when the secondary air system valves are open at cold start more noise comes through?
__________________
///My5UV is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-05-2011, 04:13 PM   #21
Midwest X6
Captain
 
Midwest X6's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 X3 28xi
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: The Great Midwest

Posts: 840
iTrader: (4)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ksoze View Post
Cold starts in the garage are 30 seconds of unbridled mechanical nirvana that can loosen grandpas dentures as he sleeps in the upstairs bedroom, rattle dirty dishes left in the kitchen sink and loosen dust off the opened garage door directly above. Win.
Amen and well said!

I used to love it on my E46, but you know there is no replacement for displacement...Sounds even blockier with a V8
__________________
Current Ride: 2013\28xi\Deep Sea Blue\Oyster Nevada Leather\Fineline Sienna Trim\Sport Activity \Cold Weather\Premium\Comfort Access\Navigation\Panoramic Moon Roof\BMW Assist

Previous Rides: E92 M3, E70 X5 35d, E71 X6 50i, E71 X6 35i,E60 550i, E46 M3 Cabriolet, E39 540i, E36 328i
Midwest X6 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      08-05-2011, 07:48 PM   #22
DragonNeo
Private First Class
 
Drives: 09 M3 E93
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: MA

Posts: 145
iTrader: (0)

My friend said the same thing when he first heard my car.
__________________
2009 M3 E93 DCT SG/FR Extended


Winter beater: 2009 M3 E93 DCT with Dunlop SP Winter Sport 3D
DragonNeo is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:36 PM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST