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Old 01-27-2013, 10:34 AM
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How much do turbos limit exhaust sound?

I've never owned a turbo vehicle, but yesterday I made an offer for a 2013 X3 35i. I haven't heard back yet if it is being accepted. One of the things I like about the 2006 3.0i that I currently have is the aggressive sound from the straight six engine and the exhaust growl on acceleration. For those that have gone from a NA six cylinder to a turbo six, how much reduction in the exhaust aggressiveness did you notice? It's not a deal breaker by any means; just curious.
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