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    Video: BMW i8's three-cylinder sounds like it's shaping up quite nicely
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    We've run across some rather interesting news... or perhaps we should say interesting sounds. The folks from Bimmerpost have scrounged up a short video showing a preproduction BMW i8 running through a few gears in Sport mode at a quick pace, and if you were concerned that the somewhat ...

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    Video: Listen to BMW's new M5 with its Active Sound system enabled vs. disabled [w/poll]
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    Pushrods and overhead valves or dual overhead cams; naturally aspirated, turbocharged or supercharged; it simply doesn't matter – there's nothing quite like the sound of a powerful V8 engine. Or is there? The engineers from BMW have been known to make some beautifully melodic powerplants ...

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    Active Sound Design enhances V8 burble inside BMW M5
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    Here's an interesting tidbit we missed while scouring through BMW's massive press release on the 2012 M5. According to the text, BMW has employed a system it's calling "Active Sound Design" on the new M5, which takes in engine speed and load data from the ECU and plumbs it through the stereo to ...

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    BMW experimenting with electronic noise canceling tech for diesels
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    BMW sound engineer Manuel Reichle and the 635d – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When considering how to go about improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions, we typically think of smaller engines, alternative fuels and electrification. One area that doesn't typically come to ...

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