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Matt Farah On Why We're All Making Too Big Deal About the BMW M4's Recorded Engine Noise

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Not that it isn't a bit silly, but it's not a reason to freak out.

We live in an age when the idea of a genuinely pure driving experience is pretty much completely gone. This isn't such a bad thing in some cases, and computer assistance has unquestionably made cars faster. But BMW still drew fire over the fact the stereos in some of its cars play a simulated engine noise while you're driving. This is often seen as BMW trying to trick you into thinking that you're having a much more involved experience than you really are.

But Matt Farah here takes the car out for a spin and talks about the noise. To his mind, the problem is really that the interior is too quiet, and the engine noise is more of a fix for this than anything else.

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