Last post on May 23, 2012 at 10:36 AM
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#12 of 16 BMW 2012 528 XI Noisy Engine
Mar 25, 2012 (8:19 am)
I've owned the 2012 BMW 2012 for 3 months and I am very disappointed with
the engine noise. I've pulled up to friends who, "nice car, is it a diesel?
BMW's response, "that's the way they sound". I've just moved from a Lexus to
the BMW and I am very surprised that it doesn't run like a clock.
#13 of 16 Re: BMW 2012 528 XI Noisy Engine [rckpt]
Mar 25, 2012 (11:17 am)
You say BMW's response ...
The company, your dealer...?
If its your dealer, and your new BMW sounds like a diesel, I would definitely recommend trying another dealer.
All dealers, regardless of brand, are not equal.
No one would EVER confuse my 328i with a diesel, unless they perhaps had never heard a diesel before.
#14 of 16 Re: BMW 2012 528 XI Noisy Engine [rckpt]
Mar 25, 2012 (2:54 pm)
All of the reviews I've read say that is what it sounds like. Don't confuse this 4-cylinder engine with the older 6 on the x28 models, they are vastly different. With the windows up and driving down the road, my guess is that you can't hear it. It is the price of efficiency on this design. It wouldn't bother me...but, I'm not you; nor, would I really care what others thought.
It is the price of economy.
#15 of 16 Re: BMW 2012 528 XI Noisy Engine [james27]
Mar 26, 2012 (12:23 pm)
You know, I stand corrected.
I just received the latest Motor Trend issue today, and their quote on the new 4 cylinder was...
"... The new 2.0-liter twin-scroll I-4 sounds like a diesel", but they go on to say its only noisy at idle.
The article also quoted "Let's call that the sound of efficiency".
Personally, it's not how I would describe the sound, but I am now deferring to others' opinions...
#16 of 16 Re: 2012 BMW 528i Driving Experience [rckpt]
May 23, 2012 (10:36 am)
I've been asking myself and others the same question. I have 2012 BMW 528xi.. It sounds like an old school Peugot that my dad used to have.. The mechanics at the dealership said that's what they sound like..