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      07-17-2018, 04:39 PM   #1
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Does the 535d F10 have a sound synthesizer?

And if so, can it be turned off?

The engine sounds big and powerful, yet sometimes there appears to be a noise that isn't in sync with the engine, I can only describe it as the noise a bus makes when they have the pre selector gearboxes if you know what I mean

I just think I would prefer the actual engine noise, rather than a noise that is close but not in sync with the car.

Either that or I am going mad
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      07-18-2018, 10:55 AM   #2
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And if so, can it be turned off?

The engine sounds big and powerful, yet sometimes there appears to be a noise that isn't in sync with the engine, I can only describe it as the noise a bus makes when they have the pre selector gearboxes if you know what I mean

I just think I would prefer the actual engine noise, rather than a noise that is close but not in sync with the car.

Either that or I am going mad
I would say Yes. Look at this link

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/par...BMW-535d&mg=65

I have it on the M5 and I used Bimmercode App to turn it off.
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Some light reading here: https://f10.m5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=983411
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      07-19-2018, 04:41 PM   #4
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I would say Yes. Look at this link

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/par...BMW-535d&mg=65

I have it on the M5 and I used Bimmercode App to turn it off.
I'm puzzled. I would say no. That link above shows something called "Vehicle Sound Generator" (VSG) which if you click on the link says "For vehicles with Acoustic pedestrian protection S4U9A=Yes". So it is not standard for vehicles without that. So that makes me think it has nothing to do with the ASD. Why only equip vehicles with Acoustic pedestrian protection with a fake engine sound generator?

I also do not dispute the ASD in the post from Sliverxy as realoem shows the kit in the M5. https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...diagId=65_2365

Notably, the same realoem model also has the option for the VSG as well as the ASD. https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/par...0-BMW-M5&mg=65

Why I am puzzled is my F10 535d 2015 does not have an ASD, only the VSG (as an option, which I did not get so my car does not have it), which IMHO,as per the above, is not the thing that generates fake engine noise in any case. https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/par...BMW-535d&mg=65

Here it links to all the models with it: https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/par...&q=65129289971

If you click on the F10 link, you can see only the M5 and M550dx get it. https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/par...971&series=F10

On the F11, it's only the M550dx.

There's also this post here, which appears to corroborate my observations. https://www.6post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=791370

In other words, realoem says there is no ASD on a 535d. Either way, I'm not that bothered, it doesn't sound too bad from where I sit.
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I'm puzzled. I would say no. That link above shows something called "Vehicle Sound Generator" (VSG) which if you click on the link says "For vehicles with Acoustic pedestrian protection S4U9A=Yes". So it is not standard for vehicles without that. So that makes me think it has nothing to do with the ASD. Why only equip vehicles with Acoustic pedestrian protection with a fake engine sound generator?

I also do not dispute the ASD in the post from Sliverxy as realoem shows the kit in the M5. https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...diagId=65_2365

Notably, the same realoem model also has the option for the VSG as well as the ASD. https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/par...0-BMW-M5&mg=65

Why I am puzzled is my F10 535d 2015 does not have an ASD, only the VSG (as an option, which I did not get so my car does not have it), which IMHO,as per the above, is not the thing that generates fake engine noise in any case. https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/par...BMW-535d&mg=65

Here it links to all the models with it: https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/par...&q=65129289971

If you click on the F10 link, you can see only the M5 and M550dx get it. https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/par...971&series=F10

On the F11, it's only the M550dx.

There's also this post here, which appears to corroborate my observations. https://www.6post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=791370

In other words, realoem says there is no ASD on a 535d. Either way, I'm not that bothered, it doesn't sound too bad from where I sit.
You may well be right, only had a quick look on google
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