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Jalopnik, in all its wisdom, has made a post that asks, "Does The New BMW M4 Sound Like A Prius?"

The post is prompted by a video that shows the new BMW M4 starting up and revving its twin-turbo straight six engine. An onlooker says that it sounds like a Prius. And it seems to be true that the M4's engine is a little quiet. That isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it does warrant a discussion.

Check out the video below, and take a listen for yourself.


Here is a video of a Prius revving its engine just for comparison's sake.


Having listened to both exhaust notes now, I think that comparing the M4 exhaust note to the Pruis's is a bit disingenuous.
 

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Maybe if you're mushroom addled. There is clearly a high powered sporty sound to the M4. Plus you have to figure that free revs of the throttle are not at all the same as howling down the back stretch. Non issue, Jalopnik is just click baiting...
 

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Its a bit hard to tell from these videos, but I just can't imagine that an M4 sounds like a Prius. I'll agree that it is a good headline though. Probably got a lot of clicks for their site.

Without the comparison to the Prius, was anyone disappointed in the exhaust note of the M4 before being prompted to do so by this post?
 

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isnt that an aftermarket exhaust on the prius?

considering its an inline 6.. inline 6s are glorified inline 4s in terms of sound.

the turbos in the m4 dont help either when it comes to making the exhaust loud. i aint a v8 anymore
 

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Prius? Whose got time for that ;)


Regardless I love the sound of an Inline 6, actually I'm in lust with I5's even more hehehh. I actually like the M4s note over the e92's. The V8 just sounded too american/muscley with their burble burbles...
 
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