In the BMW you can change the noise levelMay 22, 2020
The 2020 BMW M235i Gran Coupe inside has a fake engine noise feature. Customers want a loud, sweet-roaring full-throttle engine and a quiet cabin on the highway. These goals contradict each other, so we are invited to BMW Active Sound.
In past years, it was not possible to manually control the level and type of sound entering the cab. The situation is changing because BMW introduced a setting that allows you to change the engine noise level that you hear in the cabin. You are offered “Reduced”, “Balanced”, “Sports” or “Depending on the driving mode”.
BMW needed another tuning labeled “Off,” which completely turned off the Active Sound system. In this mode, the car sounds much more natural, and you better hear the real exhaust. The M235i Gran Coupe is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit that develops 301 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. This real exhaust system is also decent.
Balanced mode is nothing more than the boundary between Sporty and Reduced. A slight additional noise is heard in the cabin, but this is still enough to force us to switch back to Reduced mode under any circumstances. If the noise that sounded in sport mode were better, we would have liked it more.
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