Video: BMW 335is – Great exhaust note

Videos | January 30th, 2010 by 6
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Here it is ladies and gentlemen, the one bimmer we’ve been all waiting for and the one that brings that much craved for exhaust note. Being …

Here it is ladies and gentlemen, the one bimmer we’ve been all waiting for and the one that brings that much craved for exhaust note. Being in the BMW world for quite some time now, I often come across BMW fans and owners that brag about one thing first: the exhaust sound of their bimmers.

But with the introduction of the recent turbo engines that specific exhaust sound was less intriguing than in a high revved naturally aspirated engine and believe me, I’ve heard all about it.

Don’t fear anymore, if you can’t afford the M3 or M5 at this point, the 335is comes to save the day. Sure, it’s not an M car, we’ve been over this already, but it’s more than a decent compromise for those of you looking for a new performance sporty car.

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Photo by Autoblog

335is comes packing 320hp at 5,900 rpm and 332lb-ft of torque is available from 1,500-5,000 rpm. The engineers have tweaked the twin-turbo 3-liter motor to have an overboost function that increases torque to 370lb-ft. The overboost function comes into play at higher engine speeds and gears. BMW has also fitted a sport exhaust system that has a deeper “rumble” at low speeds and rpm.

And for the first time, we have a chance to hear that exhaust note, courtesy of KilometerMagazine.

Impressed yet?

6 responses to “Video: BMW 335is – Great exhaust note”

  1. Tom says:

    it put a nice smile on my face :)

  2. Doug says:

    Yeah, pretty sweet.

    I’d like to know more about that “overboost function”. It’s interesting that the torque is increased disproportionately to hp (presuming both peaks are occurring nearby at high rpm). How can more intake pressure accomplish that? That sounds like the effect of some drivetrain trick, variable mass flywheel, etc. Probably it’s something about physics or engineering that I don’t understand.

  3. Babken says:

    The driver is taking the turns very slowly.

  4. L1ndja says:

    It sounds like an e46 M3 with 800rpm less :p

  5. Damien says:

    AMAZING! I can not wait to get a first hand introduction!

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