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That sh!tty Mercedes-Benz exhaust note

Old 18th Jan 2019, 07:58
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That sh!tty Mercedes-Benz exhaust note

Pleeeeze!!!!

We know the engines have gotten smaller and are sounding more like Toyotas, but why stick that crappy flute in the exhaust that artificially tries to emulate an F1 car of old through harpsichord tubes. Give us a break MB, you've created the sound track for fake t!ts and pen!s enlargement. I regular hear these try-hard [email protected] overdoing it with their latest eco-Mercedes-Benze - it's loud, it's annoying, but most of all, it's FAKE and it gives me the sh!ts.
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 08:00
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 08:02
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Neighbours got an electric one, just reminds me of the old electric milk float!
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 08:45
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I'm at a loss to how these megaphones make it through an MOT.

Maybe the DVLA aren't aware of noise pollution.
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 08:48
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Plenty of car manufacturers "enhance" the exhaust sound. You might actually own one without knowing.
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 08:54
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These eco-Mercedes-Benzes are beyond tuned exhausts. They deliberately splutter and [email protected] aloud with every computer controlled gear shift, it truly sounds like the computer is doing more work on the exhaust than the engine.
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 09:12
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Always amuses me to read/hear of the great/fantastic/insert what ever description some Motor writer used, to describe the exhaust note of the latest Car to pass their notice.

As far as I'm concerned and I suspect that a lot of fellow Aussies of my Vintage will support me, there has not been a greater Exhaust note than the sound of a GTHO Phase 111 Ford Falcon at idle, and at full throttle!

The 351 Cleveland V8 sucking fuel through a 4 barrel Holley carburettor and removing the exhaust gasses through tuned length extractors takes a lot of beating!
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 09:34
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Originally Posted by cattletruck View Post
These eco-Mercedes-Benzes are beyond tuned exhausts. They deliberately splutter and [email protected] aloud with every computer controlled gear shift, it truly sounds like the computer is doing more work on the exhaust than the engine.
Not talking about tuned exhaust, artificially enhanced. And you will find it outside and inside, all for your driving "pleasure".
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 10:06
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Funny that, a Merc just drove by sounding very much as if it was housing a large V8 beneath the bonnet. Hang on, it WAS housing a large V8 below the bonnet, 6,2 litres thereof to be exact.

YMMV
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 11:09
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Irrelevant to thread, but I thoroughly enjoy the sound of my Ducati Monster, with the racing carbon exhausts (not legal), especially with the dB killers removed... although earplugs are recommended for any ride beyond 10km... Anyways, I only pull them out a few days a year to enjoy the raw sound and power, after which I've had enough of it, along with everyone else.
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 11:11
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 11:30
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I really enjoy the absence of any exhaust noise at all from my BMW. I also thoroughly enjoy beating pretty much anything off the line at the "traffic light grand prix". Childish, I know, but it's great fun driving something that does 0 -30mph in around 2 seconds, if that.
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 11:36
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My souped up '67 Mini sounds pretty cool It goes, and handles like a go cart also. Maybe you should "go old"?

Speaking of Merc's though, a mechanic friend of mine was tuning a massive 1960's Mercedes Limo. 600 rings a bell? It sounded glorious
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 11:47
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"The 351 Cleveland V8 sucking fuel through a 4 barrel Holley carburettor and removing the exhaust gasses through tuned length extractors takes a lot of beating!"

Amen!

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Old 18th Jan 2019, 11:47
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Originally Posted by VP959 View Post
I really enjoy the absence of any exhaust noise at all from my BMW. I also thoroughly enjoy beating pretty much anything off the line at the "traffic light grand prix". Childish, I know, but it's great fun driving something that does 0 -30mph in around 2 seconds, if that.
I3?

Anyway, the most annoying noise generator i ever drove was a rental BMW M3 cabrio with automatic transmission. It always had those fake downshifting blurts, that were completely unnecessary, but apparently pleased the 18 year old turks that were at that time in favor of buying them (nowadays they shifted to AMG 63 variants). Yes, it had a V8, and yes, it was not electronically done, just electronically controlled. But it made completely unnecessary noise. On the other hand, it was good fun driving 270 with the roof down, just the ringing in the ears for the next two hours was a bit annoying afterwards.
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 11:55
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There's a dick who lives somewhere hereabouts with some species of Ferrari. He likes to drive it up and down Brighton Road, bouncing the rev counter off the peg every now and then - presumably to impress us with the noise it makes. Sounds like Mickey Mouse sneezing.

Give me a Merlin/Griffon/Centaurus/R2800/R3350/R4360 and preferably multiples thereof any day of the week.
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 12:33
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Nostalgia is not what it used to be..............

But a rebuilt Lotus Elan, c 1968 (S4 SE Convertible) with twin Weber 40s and not much sound proofing in the exhaust always sounded great to me.
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 12:46
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All cars are amateurs - even Ferraris and the like. Forget about tuned exhaust pipes: you just can't beat the sound of a Rolls Royce Merlin - it simply farts the exhaust fumes straight out of a dozen stubs, flame and all, and sounds magnificent.
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 13:28
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Vulcan mass rapid start does it for me.
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Old 18th Jan 2019, 13:39
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Most Mercedes cars today have Renault engines anyway.
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