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The Bad Kind of Loud - 2015 BMW M235i Convertible Long-Term Road Test Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 10,130
edited September 2015 in BMW
imageThe Bad Kind of Loud - 2015 BMW M235i Convertible Long-Term Road Test

Our 2015 BMW M235i is loud -- in the bad way.

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  • kirkhilles1kirkhilles1 Member Posts: 863
    That's disappointing in a $56k BMW. I'd expect more. Why didn't they use one of those super-complicated-over-engineered hard tops that they've created for other models? I expect noise in my 15 year old Miata, but not in a car like this.
  • vvkvvk Member Posts: 196
    The engine/exhaust sound in my SLK350 is intoxicating. Makes me want to use the slick shifting gearbox just to hear it. The car is amazingly quiet up to about 70 mph with the top down. With the top up, it tomb-quiet at any speed. Quieter than my 550i.
  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAMember Posts: 9,403
    Sort of comes with the territory doesn't it? Perhaps this drawback will lead to the development of a sound-dampening material for use in rag tops
  • chol92594chol92594 Member Posts: 208
    That seems really surprising for a brand-new BMW convertible. My grandma's 2007 A4 cabrio is decently quiet with the top up. If I recall, her A4 doesn't even have the optional acoustic top that you could get on the A4 cabrio (hers is a 2.0T and I think the acoustic top was only offered on the 3.2 V6 model)
  • whobodymwhobodym Member Posts: 190
    2014 Audi A5 cabrio acoustic top is fairly good. Definitely not as quiet as steel, but much quieter than with top down.
  • carreragt3carreragt3 Member Posts: 9
    I've driven the same car, I've driven the M6 drop. I've driven just about every drop out this year. My conclusion is that Magrath is just King Whiner. This drop is just as quiet as any other drop on the market. It has a rather loud exhaust that booms over most every noise. McGrath is a complainer. Pee and Cheerios come to mind.
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