Thanks to an M Performance exhaust, the new M5 sounds great.
Turbocharged engines have many advantages, but a pleasant exhaust note is rarely one of them. Mercedes may be the only company to have managed to make turbocharged engines sound as good as their normally aspirated predecessors. Even Ferrari has struggled to make turbochargers sound great. This is one of the reasons why we prefer older BMW M cars like the E90 generation M3 and the E60 generation M5, which both sound amazing thanks to naturally aspirated engines.
The F80 M3 and F10 M5 replaced their respective predecessors' V8 and V10 engines with smaller, turbocharged engines. The new F90 M5 uses a tuned version of the F10 M5's 4.8-liter twin-turbo V8. Power has now been increased to 600 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque, but the most important upgrade may be the way that this new M5 sounds.
The F10 M5 never sounded quite as good as the Audi RS7 or the new Mercedes E63 AMG. However, BMW has just released new M Performance parts that improve the look and performance of the M5. In a new video, we get to hear how the F90 M5 sounds when fitted with the M Performance exhaust, which is exclusive to the US and Canadian markets. This exhaust comes with a titanium rear muffler and carbon fiber tailpipe tips. With this fancy exhaust, we think that BMW may have finally created a turbocharged car that sounds good.