Is this real life? /facepalm/
'VW is not alone. The new BMW M5, which ditched the sonorous V-10 for a twin-turbo V-8, plays an engine soundtrack through the car's audio system. From a carmaker's perspective, these active sound generators have definite benefits over a sound pipe: There's no need to cut a hole in the firewall or package a separate tube in the already crowded engine bay. Plus, the active devices allow a far greater degree of tunability and can be used to mask unwanted noise. '
2013 X5 5.0i Xdrive. Msport + Mperformance
2012 Emola red 650i. Msport + Bang & Olufsen
2011 F10 535i. Msport.