BMW 228i with M Performance M235i Exhaust Doesn’t Sound Like Your Average 4-Banger

For the average driver out there, a BMW 228i Coupe is a heck of a car for the money. Even though it uses a 2-liter 4-cylinder engine, it’s still extremely potent and can offer you thrills beyond imagining if you know how to drive.
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There are a couple of simple reasons why that happens and could be a better choice than the M235i. First of all, the smaller engine means that you get better weight distribution all around which is more than important in terms of handling.

Second, the power to weight ratio is more than decent, the 2-liter turbocharged mill being good for 245 HP and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque, plenty for a light car like the 2er. But what about the smoothness and sound of an inline 6-cylinder engine?

Admittedly, you’ll lose those two but that doesn’t mean that the N20 engine will necessarily have to sound bad by comparison with an N55 plant. There are solutions out there that will allow you to get the most out of your car’s aural potency.

There are plenty of tuners that are looking into and manufacturing aftermarket exhaust. On top of that, BMW themselves offer an M Performance exhaust that sounds really good. If that’s not good enough for you either, maybe you can try what this guy did: fit an M Performance exhaust for the M235i to your 228i. Getting it on the car took a little welding and some fitting but according to him, it was worth it.

As the poster himself says, the sound is not a lot different from what the M Performance exhaust for the 228i would do to the sound of your car but it still sounds pretty good. You won’t get the 6-cylinder sound, of course, but the 4-banger doesn’t feel that far off in this regard, all of the sudden. We’ll let you enjoy the sound to make up your mind. Check it out!


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