If you’re one of the lucky owners of a BMW M235i you know that the car doesn’t sound half as bad as you’d imagine. After all, it’s not a full-on M car but an M Performance Automobile. That means you get a bit more performance (in all departments) than on a standard model but not all the way up to top spec Motorsport grade.
No matter how good that car sounds, it can always be improved, right? Well, people change their exhausts on M cars all the time, why would the M235i be any different?
In this regard, one of the best tuning companies in the business just unveiled its kit for the small coupe. Eisenmann stepped into the game it’s all looking (or better said sounding) brilliant. The best thing about it though, is not the sound, if you can believe it.
The guys are offering two different finishers for the exhaust pipe tips. You can either have them in 76 mm (3 in) dual-pipe design or, you can have them in a bigger numbers, four to be more precise. With quad tailpipes people will surely think you’re driving an M2 and not an M235i. According to the first person who has this exhaust, it happens all the time.
The sound is meaty and has a higher volume than on the stock version. Even the M Performance exhaust is a bit quieter. Furthermore, you can adjust the ‘intensity’ by using BMW’s own buttons located next to the gearshift knob, going from Comfort to Sport+ drastically changing the tune.
Now, let’s talk prices. The sound pipe costs EUR856 ($1,066 at today's exchange rates, pricing might differ in the US), the intermediate muffler is EUR1,130.50 ($1,407) while for the rear muffler you get to choose between the dual or quad pipes. For the duals you have to pay EUR1,725.50 ($2,149) while for the quads EUR1,963.50 ($2,445). Therefore, the grand total for the dual pipe setup is EUR3,712.8 ($4,624) while for four pipes you’ll have to pony up EUR3,950.8 ($4,920).