SQ5 2018 - SQ5 Exhaust

Ferg

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Does anyone else with a petrol SQ5 think the exhaust sounds and looks a little underwhelming ? I know it's only a V6, but it is supposed to be an 'S' after all.
 

NevMan

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Does anyone else with a petrol SQ5 think the exhaust sounds and looks a little underwhelming ? I know it's only a V6, but it is supposed to be an 'S' after all.

Agree mate, that is one of the reasons I went X3 M40i
 

NevMan

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Best thing to do would be take to PCWMods (Paul), as if anyone can work his magic on the factory exhaust, he can
 

Ferg

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Best thing to do would be take to PCWMods (Paul), as if anyone can work his magic on the factory exhaust, he can
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Best thing to do would be take to PCWMods (Paul), as if anyone can work his magic on the factory exhaust, he can
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..........where abouts is he please?.

Milton Keynes - I've just emailed him and will let you know what he has to say.
 

isleaiw

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Agree mate, that is one of the reasons I went X3 M40i

my new BMW is a tad loud on start up, still running in so havent been able to try it properly with the tunnel test yet.

I found my SQ5 loud enough, it is a refined tourer not a racer and I am not sure that too many pops and bangs fit the upmarket SUV image....
 

NevMan

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agree, and not talking about pops and bangs, but nice to hear the engine/exhaust note, in my opinion. But some prefer the quietness, and in that sense you cannot beat the Q5/SQ5 etc.

You can use something like BimmerCode and dongle to turn off ASD (Active Sound) in the BMW
 

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45bvtc

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Hows about a 2016 SQ5 DIESEL exhaust - unmodified of course:


Just had to do it (Nev) - just now - cos the PCW exhaust is just, well, a nonsense... :sadlike: It'll not let me say CRAP!
 

NevMan

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Hows about a 2016 SQ5 DIESEL exhaust - unmodified of course:


Just had to do it (Nev) - just now - cos the PCW exhaust is just, well, a nonsense... :sadlike: It'll not let me say ****!

Haha, you are relentless, fair play.
How can the PCW Mod be a nonsense? At least it is REAL sound, and not fake sound created by a speaker
 

45bvtc

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Haha, you are relentless, fair play.
How can the PCW Mod be a nonsense? At least it is REAL sound, and not fake sound created by a speaker
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Does sound good though, Nev, false/enhanced or otherwise it does sound good/different/interesting and not so loud to be obtrusive; and here's BLUEY if only to compare what a sweet sound an AUDI straight-5 'petrol' makes:


A one bucket wash please note...
 

NevMan

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No THAT is a proper sound! No arguments here.
But going back to OP's original question, the ONLY way to get "some" sound out of the muted petrol SQ5 is:

(In no particular order)
- PCW Mod
- Soundaktor
- Sports Exhaust
- 2016 SQ5 :)

The 1st one being the cheapest, and is VERY highly rated across this forum, particularly with FL RS3 owners
 

45bvtc

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Haha, you are relentless, fair play.

And from today with a "custom" SQ5 avatar" Nev... :yahoo:

Here's more of what I used to play with (up to 1985), Nev, though these are not marine:



A pair of these in a GFRP hull at full chat (850bhp @ 1800rpm each) down the Solent was a laugh... :yes:
 
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