Originally Posted by marcel b
a sound generator is not something new. The previous Z4 (6 Cyl.) had one (called "resonanzrohr" in German) as well... let's first see what this sound generator exactly is before dismissing it.
Yes, BMW previously used a "sound generator" in the Z4. However it was a purely mechanical device which amplified the engine bay noise and ducted it into the cabin. At least that was a real sound. Now they are going to electronically generate some frequency to simulate the sound of an I6 or whatever. Maybe they'll subliminally tell you to be easy on the throttle as well, as part of "Efficient Dynamics" and YOU WILL LIKE IT - Ja.