BMW M3 – Competition Exhaust vs. M Performance Exhaust

BMW M3, Videos | November 12th, 2016 by 8
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A revved F80 M3 exhaust note, even a stock one, is usually enough to raise the hairs on your arm when heard. Then came the …

A revved F80 M3 exhaust note, even a stock one, is usually enough to raise the hairs on your arm when heard. Then came the Competition Package. This brought with it a more aggressive sound and black-chrome exhaust tips.

But if you want the most hardcore exhaust that BMW offers, you tick the $5,000.00 option box and you go for the M Performance Exhaust. It consists of a stainless steel exhaust duct with a rear silencer made entirely of titanium. The exhaust tips also come wrapped in carbon fiber and emblazoned with the M logo.

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BMW Seattle had two nearly identical F80 M3s for us to check out. A Mineral White BMWM3 Competition Package and an Alpine White BMW M3 Competition Package, but with the optional M Performance Exhaust.

We fired them both up, revved them for a bit and recorded some video for your viewing pleasure. Between revs, we switched through “Comfort” and “Sport Plus” modes since Sport Plus unleashes the full potential on both systems. This way you can get a better understanding of how both exhaust systems sound.

Check out the video below and be sure to also browse the photo gallery for some up-close shots of both exhaust systems.

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

8 responses to “BMW M3 – Competition Exhaust vs. M Performance Exhaust”

  1. Ben says:

    In my opinion, I think they both don’t sound great. It sounds old fashioned and from a time long gone. I would like that was more linear, smooth and sharp – like an advanced piece of technology. I really dislike the popping noise at the end after you take your foot off the accelerator. As a potential buyer of a new M4, M6, or 7 series I can say how this video sounds has put me off buying a new M car even though I want the performance. The electric M cars can’t come soon enough!

    • Mike says:

      bro just buy standard M4 and install M performance exhaust its amazing . only comp pack pops non stop which is bit artificial.

  2. Mike says:

    i have the M performance exhaust on my M4.. worth every cent , it took the sound to a different level, i cant tell how good it sounds, its very raw, loud and natural the muffled stock sound is gone.. best thing ever.

  3. charlie hustle says:

    Think I’ll just keep my e90

  4. bmwdriver says:

    Sounds like two hippos farting. One hippo is louder than the other but hardly a sound you would go out of your way to hear. Disgusting considering that every other straight 6 you can buy from BMW sounds great. Even 3 cylinder BMWs sound better. Something has gone wrong if you have to buy an expensive M car and then spend thousands more to buy a slightly less shitty exhaust. The F80/2 will go down in history as the worst M cars.

  5. LucyPup says:

    Is there any performance improvement w/ the M Performance Exhaust over stock??

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