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      04-16-2007, 11:44 AM   #91
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Drives: 335i m-sport LCI
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Originally Posted by Dave_3 View Post
the 335D is surprisingly good, just lacking that traditional high rev howl that sends tingles up your spine
This is what I am talking about.

My car has a lovely bass rumble at idle, which gradually increases in tone and attracts a raspy quality. Then at around 4000rpm the exhaust note gets harsher and much more aggressive. This just builds then all the way up to the 7000rpm redline.

I will accept diesels are probably faster most of the time on the road.

I will accept that they are more economical

I will even accept that they sound good (at least the 6 cyl ones do)

But .... they don't sound anywhere near as nice as the petrol cars.