We’ve arriving in the brave new world of digitally generated car exhaust sounds.
Faurecia is tinkering with car exhaust notes to make quiet, CAFE-friendly cars sound sexier. “We could make a four-cylinder turbo sound like a two-cylinder Harley,” said Andrew Pontius, Faurecia’s chief exhaust engineer.
Here are three car exhaust sounds generated by Faurecia to augment the exhaust sound of a BMW 328i outfitted with a 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder engine. Can you identify which engine makes the sound? Test your ear, with the answers provided by Pontius.