The new BMW M5 will have yet another surprising feature, this time not performance-linked, nor cosmetic, but just for fun. The car’s performance skills will become impossible to forget in day-to-day driving, because of the Active Sound Design, which makes the sound created by the engine while functioning enter the cabin. This technology, specially created for the the new BMW M5 uses the car’s sound system to accurately reproduce the engine’s sounds.
The digital system exhanges data directly with the engine management, allowing it to reflect the engine’s revs and torque, and the car’s speed over the road. In this way it can be received a better feedback from the engine whike driving. A smooth journey has as a result a nice discreet soundtrack, like a kitten’s spinning, being hand in hand with the harmonious and assured characteristics of the V8 powerplant, while a boost of speed from the accelerator prompts an immediate audible response to match the instantaneous – and typically M – burst of power from beneath the bonnet.
The Active Sound Design not only reproduces the engine’s sounds immediatly and very accurate, but it also spreads the sound all over the four seats, taking care in the same time of the legal limit of noise emissions inside and outside the car. Switching to “Sport” or “Sport+” mode sharpens not only the engine’s responsiveness but also the acoustic experience inside the car.
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