M5 sound off - E39 M5 versus E60 M5 versus F10 M5 exhaust note comparison
The F10 M5 is the newest model out of the bunch here but considering the exhaust note quality of the preceding M5's the bar is set pretty high for it to match. Especially considering the turbos on the S63TU V8 muffle the exhaust note a bit. That has been one of the main criticisms of the F10 M5 as the stock exhaust note sounds tiny
and BMW themselves is addressing the exhaust with an optional revised performance exhaust system available
We have seen the F10 M5 compared to the E60 M5
before regarding the sound quality but now the E39 M5 is thrown into the mix as well. Which sounds the best? That is it up to you to decide but BimmerBoost's ranking goes E60 M5 S85 V10 > E39 M5 S62 V8 > F10 M5 S63TU V8. To be fair the E60 M5 looks like it is sporting an aftermarket exhaust courtesy of Eisenmann as the oval exhaust tips show.