Would a BMW V8 or V12 sound better?

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  1. Necromancer

    Necromancer Guest

    I am just curious. If I had a exhaust kit and wanted to put it on a bmw with a v8 or a v12, which one would give me a better sound? I am the person that wants a deeper sounding exhaust sound.
     
  2. Diesel Fumes

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    Im no expert, but im sure the V12 would sound better. The 850I I heard sounded wonderful. But of course then you have to put up with having a BMW V12 which is an adventure in itself.
     
  3. ChosenGSR

    ChosenGSR Mama always said you'd be the chosen one

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    I don't know the answer to this but BMW engines are pretty deep sounding anyway. M5s always sound ridiculous especially with after market exhausts.
     
  4. Lambofan

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    IMO I would say the V12
     
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    V12 ftmfw. They sound amazing.
     
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    opinions are like assholes. everyones got one. the bmw v12 in the mclaren f1 sounds nasty, but the one in the 850 probably doesnt sound as cool. it just depends on how its tuned. like when you put a fart can on a civic versus a highly tuned 1000 cc sportbike.
     
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    You should be careful putting on an exhaust designed for a substantially bigger engine than the one you have. Engines rely on the exhaust moving fast enough that it can create a little bit of suction just as each cylinder's exhaust valves open, to help suck the exhaust out of the engine. Bigger engines need wider exhausts, and wider exhausts on smaller engines slow the exhaust down enough that it can't vacuum-clean the cylinders like it's supposed to. The result? Your engine won't run right, will lose power, and won't sound like a V12 anyway. The Germans are pretty good about designing their engines to work the best they can straight from the factory; there's very little you can do to improve upon them.
     
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    what do u expect from that bad ass of a motor!!!:drool:

    btw fav car for me....
     
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    EU noise regs are even stricter than US laws. There's a lot of improvement to be made there with aftermarket systems that don't have to comply with EU noise regs, with no detrimental effect on exhaust scavenging.
     

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