Listen to Your BMW M5’s Heartbeat
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Thanks to BMW’s new Active Sound Design technology, you can now hear the powerful engine of your M5 from inside the cabin, through the car’s stereo system. According to the press release on the 2012 M5, “The Active Sound Design technology specially developed for the new BMW M5 takes its cues from the driving situation at any one time to deliver an accurate reproduction of the engine’s sound through the car’s audio system. The system’s digital signal processing exchanges data directly with the engine management, allowing it to reflect the engine’s revs and torque, and the car’s speed over the road”.
The systems offers a very accurate impression of the engine load and the sound can be enjoyed by everyone in the car. A smooth drive offers a “discreet soundtrack”, while a more aggressive driving style translates into a more powerful sound flooding the cabin. It’s like listening to your car’s heartbeat as it adapts to the level of effort the car makes.