Official Release: In terms of power and performance, modern BMW diesel engines are on par with the brand’s petrol engines – only with regard to the desired sound are there any noticeable differences. In order to compensate for this acoustic difference, BMW is now offering the BMW M Performance exhaust system Active Sound. This new complete system comprising exhaust, sound system and control unit was developed exclusively for diesel-powered vehicles of the current BMW 2 Series, 3 Series and 4 Series and is perfectly attuned to the basic acoustics of each engine. The sound can be individually controlled via the Driving Experience Control function: In the ECO PRO and COMFORT modes, the system produces a clear, transparent sound that is suitable for long distances, is always convincing in day-to-day traffic and underscores the car’s dynamic appearance. In the SPORT or SPORT+ mode, the Active Sound System unfolds its entire acoustic spectrum, ensuring maximum emotionalism. Therefore, BMW offers drivers with sporting ambitions in particular the opportunity to further individualise the engine sound and their vehicle as a whole.

In addition to the sporty acoustics, the look of the new sports exhaust system is also striking, as the dual exhaust with chrome BMW M Performance tailpipe trims blends in perfectly with the vehicle’s design. In conjunction with the BMW M Performance exhaust system Active Sound, vehicles with 18d engines and all 20ds produced before July 2015 are fitted with an additional tailpipe. The more powerful engines are visually enhanced by a larger tailpipe diameter.

The system, which was developed by BMW, is produced in Germany and fulfils the brand’s high quality standards with regard to the choice of materials, design and craftsmanship. Additional approval or entries are not required.

The BMW M Performance exhaust system Active Sound is available for the following vehicles and engines:

– BMW 2 Series Coupe and Convertible (F22/23): 18d, 20d, 25d.
– BMW 3 Series Sedan and Touring (F30/31): 18d, 20d, 25d, 28d, 30d, 35d.
– BMW 4 Series Coupe, Convertible, Gran Coupe (F32/33/36): 18d, 20d, 25d, 30d, 35d.

Market launch of the BMW M Performance exhaust system Active Sound for the above mentioned models will be carried out successively from September 2015 to March 2016.