E90Post
 


Lux Angel Eyes
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > UK Off-Topic Discussions > Audi A6 Bi-Turbo / SQ5 noises



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      07-01-2013, 03:54 PM   #1
davyk31
Brigadier General
 
Drives: Audi SQ5 & Golf GTD
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Northern Ireland

Posts: 4,403
iTrader: (0)

Audi A6 Bi-Turbo / SQ5 noises

Been researching both the A6 Bi TDI and the SQ5, both have the same engine and both have exhaust sound actuators.

They are reported to give V8 type noises and the Youtube videos are pretty decent sounding, has anyone driven either of these to get a real life perspective.

Call me fickle but something like that could pull me away from BMW as it sounds a lot of fun!!
davyk31 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-01-2013, 04:09 PM   #2
Tak1986
Lieutenant
 
Drives: E91 335i
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: UK

Posts: 501
iTrader: (0)

just some quick google, you referring the 3.0 tdi bi turbo?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KJ0uRp4oGY
Tak1986 is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      07-02-2013, 12:23 AM   #3
rjwojcik
Private First Class
 
rjwojcik's Avatar
 
Drives: .
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Essex, UK

Posts: 154
iTrader: (0)

Just wish they'd the engine put it in the A4
rjwojcik is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-02-2013, 03:46 AM   #4
xPETEZx
Lieutenant
 
Drives: BMW 325i SE 6MT (E90 LCI)
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: London

Posts: 531
iTrader: (0)

Sounds awesome!

Really does not sound like a derv.

Just not keen on the A6 or Q5
Bit too big...
xPETEZx is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      07-02-2013, 03:57 AM   #5
rjwojcik
Private First Class
 
rjwojcik's Avatar
 
Drives: .
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Essex, UK

Posts: 154
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by xPETEZx View Post
Sounds awesome!

Really does not sound like a derv.

Just not keen on the A6 or Q5
Bit too big...
Yeap. Totally agree.
rjwojcik is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-02-2013, 04:02 AM   #6
m@rk
Major
 
m@rk's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 520D SE
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Lincolnshire (sometimes)

Posts: 1,039
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by davyk31 View Post
Been researching both the A6 Bi TDI and the SQ5, both have the same engine and both have exhaust sound actuators.

They are reported to give V8 type noises and the Youtube videos are pretty decent sounding, has anyone driven either of these to get a real life perspective.

Call me fickle but something like that could pull me away from BMW as it sounds a lot of fun!!
Last time my A7 was in for service, they gave me this BiTurbo version as a loaner (BTW the loan cars I get from my Audi dealer are a refreshing change to the long line of 118s and Minis I got from BMW)





As you can see, there are some rather interesting options on the MMI



I have to admit that having read about this previously I was somewhat sceptical but it genuinely works and unlike that stupid thing we all saw on the Clio on Topgear the other night, this can be heard outside of the car as well.

It genuinely does work and sounds fantastic especially when driving through town. Add to that the BiTurbo engine and I was driving round with a stupid grin on my face all day. Pretty much sold on what I want next.

BUT

There is always the nag in the back of your head because even though it sounds fantastic, you know it's fake to the point that the guys in the dealer were telling me that they have a customer who has already hacked the system and managed to get some rock music playing out of it instead

PS

I thought I had read somewhere that BMW were putting this onto the 640d
__________________

Last edited by m@rk; 07-02-2013 at 04:10 AM.
m@rk is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      07-02-2013, 04:56 AM   #7
davyk31
Brigadier General
 
Drives: Audi SQ5 & Golf GTD
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Northern Ireland

Posts: 4,403
iTrader: (0)

Given the sounds are switchable you can turn it off or make it considerably quieter when desired but when you are in a town with lots of high buildings you should be able to turn a few heads.

Just need a bit of Audi depreciation to hit in to make the things more affordable.
davyk31 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-02-2013, 12:32 PM   #8
davyk31
Brigadier General
 
Drives: Audi SQ5 & Golf GTD
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Northern Ireland

Posts: 4,403
iTrader: (0)

21% discount on an A6 Avant Bi Tdi with Drive The Deal !!
davyk31 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-02-2013, 12:33 PM   #9
davyk31
Brigadier General
 
Drives: Audi SQ5 & Golf GTD
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Northern Ireland

Posts: 4,403
iTrader: (0)

What's the site to use to calculate the cost using a PCP, Audi don't include it on their website unlike BMW and what should the residual be set at after three years.
davyk31 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-02-2013, 05:48 PM   #10
magic77
Colonel
 
magic77's Avatar
 
Drives: 320
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Surrey

Posts: 2,496
iTrader: (0)

TDI that sounds decent one thing that could make me switch to VAG, as getting fed up with the tractor sounds of my derv
__________________

Titanium Silver E90 LCI 320D M Sport Saloon - FOR SALE SHORTLY -
- Logic 7/ USB Connectity and Bluetooth/ Visibility Pack (Xenons, Adaptive Lights,Auto Wipers Lights and Corner Lights) / Sun Protection Glass/Thermal Windscreen / M Spoiler / Brake Ducts / BMW Performance Pack
magic77 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-03-2013, 03:58 AM   #11
Cyprio
Captain
 
Cyprio's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Audi S4 B/Edition
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Colchester. UK

Posts: 919
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by m@rk View Post
Last time my A7 was in for service, they gave me this BiTurbo version as a loaner (BTW the loan cars I get from my Audi dealer are a refreshing change to the long line of 118s and Minis I got from BMW)





As you can see, there are some rather interesting options on the MMI



I have to admit that having read about this previously I was somewhat sceptical but it genuinely works and unlike that stupid thing we all saw on the Clio on Topgear the other night, this can be heard outside of the car as well.

It genuinely does work and sounds fantastic especially when driving through town. Add to that the BiTurbo engine and I was driving round with a stupid grin on my face all day. Pretty much sold on what I want next.

BUT

There is always the nag in the back of your head because even though it sounds fantastic, you know it's fake to the point that the guys in the dealer were telling me that they have a customer who has already hacked the system and managed to get some rock music playing out of it instead

PS

I thought I had read somewhere that BMW were putting this onto the 640d
Yup, A 2013 Audi S4 that I test drove had this, and it does sound like a muted V8 when in dynamic mode, and with the Supercharged 333bhp V6 in the S4, I was left with a very big grin.



S4 now ordered, build week 36 - can't wait.
__________________
Life is too short to drink bad beer, marry ugly, or not drive the car you want at least once

Last edited by Cyprio; 07-04-2013 at 09:14 AM.
Cyprio is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      07-03-2013, 04:37 AM   #12
nicktyler
Major
 
Drives: 335i (sadly gone)
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Essex

Posts: 1,159
iTrader: (3)

Garage List
My old man has had his SQ5 for a couple of months and I have driven it a few times. It does actually manage to give the engine a deep rumble and I was surprised that it worked. But when stationary only from the rear of the car. if you go near the bonnet then you hear only deisel noises.

The most surprising thing about it is the speed it accellerates considering it is a big deisel car with not 'massive' bhp.
nicktyler is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      07-03-2013, 07:09 AM   #13
Icekube
Lieutenant
 
Drives: E91 320D
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Livingston

Posts: 544
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyprio View Post
S4 now ordered, build week 36 - can't wait.
when you getting it mapped then? :P
Icekube is online now   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      07-03-2013, 07:10 AM   #14
Icekube
Lieutenant
 
Drives: E91 320D
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Livingston

Posts: 544
iTrader: (3)

Quote:
Originally Posted by nicktyler View Post
The most surprising thing about it is the speed it accellerates considering it is a big deisel car with not 'massive' bhp.
pretty sure the SQ5 has around 315bhp, that is a fair old whack.!
Icekube is online now   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      07-03-2013, 07:22 AM   #15
davyk31
Brigadier General
 
Drives: Audi SQ5 & Golf GTD
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Northern Ireland

Posts: 4,403
iTrader: (0)

Yes SQ% is 313 bhp and 0- 60 in 5.1 so its no slouch.
davyk31 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-03-2013, 08:54 AM   #16
nicktyler
Major
 
Drives: 335i (sadly gone)
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Essex

Posts: 1,159
iTrader: (3)

Garage List
OK. 313bhp is generally alot but in a car that size with 4x4 and a big heavy dsg gearbox I don't class it as 'massive', it is just surprising that it gets to 60 that quick. It has some decent torque in it aswell though.
nicktyler is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      07-04-2013, 07:15 AM   #17
Cyprio
Captain
 
Cyprio's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Audi S4 B/Edition
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Colchester. UK

Posts: 919
iTrader: (2)

Quote:
Originally Posted by davyk31 View Post
What's the site to use to calculate the cost using a PCP, Audi don't include it on their website unlike BMW and what should the residual be set at after three years.
Call any Audi dealership and ask for the business manager to give you a quote on a PCP, he'll send you the quote via email.

Audi are currently contributing 1900 to any PCP plan, combine this with current online broker discounts of around 12%, it's a good time to buy!
__________________
Life is too short to drink bad beer, marry ugly, or not drive the car you want at least once
Cyprio is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      07-04-2013, 04:33 PM   #18
Vaheed1
Captain
 
Drives: E90 330d M Sport
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne

Posts: 977
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyprio View Post
Call any Audi dealership and ask for the business manager to give you a quote on a PCP, he'll send you the quote via email.

Audi are currently contributing 1900 to any PCP plan, combine this with current online broker discounts of around 12%, it's a good time to buy!

I've been thinking long and hard about choosing an Audi as my next car. I absolutely love the looks of the A7 and A6.

HOWEVER

PCP prices at this moment in time make the A7 more expensive than the Merc CLS and the BMW 6 Series.....by a considerable margin. The A6 is some 200 more than the BMW 5 series and the new E class. Audi tend to do a PCP fire-sale at least twice a year, when they almost give old stock away on PCP's - There should be one coming up very shortly (I reckon Sep/Oct) - so going to wait and see.
Vaheed1 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-05-2013, 03:18 PM   #19
davyk31
Brigadier General
 
Drives: Audi SQ5 & Golf GTD
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Northern Ireland

Posts: 4,403
iTrader: (0)

Surely the massive discounts on the A6 offset any poor PCP deals although maybe the residuals are a bit poor too keeping the payments up.
davyk31 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      07-07-2013, 04:39 PM   #20
zltm089
Major General
 
zltm089's Avatar
 
Drives: 335i SE Coupe Space Grey
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: LONDON

Posts: 7,362
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 BMW 335i  [5.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by nicktyler View Post
OK. 313bhp is generally alot but in a car that size with 4x4 and a big heavy dsg gearbox I don't class it as 'massive', it is just surprising that it gets to 60 that quick. It has some decent torque in it aswell though.
An SQ5 tried it with me at the lights today....and I just raped its ass....
__________________

Current Car: E92 335i SE Dream Cars: AMG SL65 Black,GallardoSuperleggera, GTR 2012, Agera R, F430 Scuderia, DBS, EVO X FQ400, Lexus LFA, F10 M5, M4, GT3 RS4.0, Ferrari 458, Ferrari F12, R8 V10 plus, Jaguar F Type V8, Lamborghini LP700-4 Aventador, Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, C63 AMG Coupe Black, Vanquish 2012, Laferrari, GT3 991, McLaren 650s.
zltm089 is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      07-07-2013, 05:12 PM   #21
rogerxp
Major General
 
rogerxp's Avatar
 
Drives: M3 Comp Pack / QQ+2 Tekna
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Stockport, Cheshire

Posts: 5,910
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
An SQ5 blatted past me this afternoon (I was walking ), the first I've seen, and must admit it did sound nice & meaty. Looked the part too with it's quad exhausts. I was quite impressed by my fleeting meet up.
__________________
Current -: MW E92 M3 Competition Pack / Qashqai+2 Tekna 1.6dci
Gone -: 370Z GT Roadster; BMW X3 3.0d xdrive M Sport; E46 330i M Sport Coupe; Mazda RX8 231; Nissan 350Z GT Roadster; BMW E90 330d M Sport; BMW E92 335i SE; Maserati 4200; Nissan 350Z; Honda S2000; Astra Coupe Turbo; Ford Probe
rogerxp is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      07-08-2013, 01:34 AM   #22
davyk31
Brigadier General
 
Drives: Audi SQ5 & Golf GTD
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Northern Ireland

Posts: 4,403
iTrader: (0)

Yes the quad exhausts does give it a meaty look for sure. Have not heard one yet in reality

Can't be long until BMW fit a similar sound actuator.
davyk31 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:56 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST