Despite using the controversial Active Sound inside the cabin, the new BMW M235i certainly sounds exciting.

The engine sound comes from a the N55 six-cylinder inline powerplant with M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology which generates maximum output of 240 kW/326 hp and accelerates the BMW M235i Coupe from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.0 seconds.

BMW says that the M235i has a specially tuned exhaust and in our own test drive of the car we found the M235i Coupe’s exhaust to provide a compellingly raspy sound when the engine is worked hard.

Here is the video and one more we previously posted:

2014 BMW M235i specifications

ON SALE: Spring 2014

BASE PRICE: $44,025 base MSRP, including destination and handling

DRIVETRAIN: 3.0-liter, 320 hp turbocharged inline six; six-speed manual transmission

0 TO 62 MPH: 4.8 sec

CURB WEIGHT: 3,400 lbs (est)

FUEL ECONOMY (EPA): 19/28/22 mpg