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Old 12-01-2010, 08:30 PM
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2011 528i road noise

This is my 5th 5 series and it seems much noisier than any of the earlier models. Has anyone else experienced this?
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Old 12-01-2010, 08:54 PM
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My F10 550i is noticeably quieter than my previous E60 528i. This holds true at all speeds.
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:00 PM
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Same here, my F10 528i is quieter than my previous E60 530i.
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Old 12-02-2010, 04:12 AM
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My F10 550i is noticeably quieter than my previous E60 528i. This holds true at all speeds.
+1 mine is much quieter then my E60 535i. Maybe it was the road you were driving?
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Old 12-02-2010, 04:34 AM
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2400 miles through my 550i, it's too quiet! I wish the exhaust note was more aggressive. Agree with others on here this car is a tomb maybe you have some issue causing the excess noise?
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Old 12-02-2010, 04:44 AM
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I have ridden in one for a long time. I think it is pretty quiet. It is more lexus-like than previous iterations. It seems more vault like.
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Old 12-02-2010, 06:34 AM
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This is my 5th 5 series and it seems much noisier than any of the earlier models. Has anyone else experienced this?
I love my new 528i, but it is not as quiet as my MB GLK. I've never had run flat tires,
and I think the tires are the source of the extra noise; however, I am getting used
to them.
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I love my new 528i, but it is not as quiet as my MB GLK. I've never had run flat tires,
and I think the tires are the source of the extra noise; however, I am getting used
to them.
I have the standard 18" RFT's on my 535i. The car is so quiet it's pretty unbelievable, IMO. I haven't found a noise issue with these RFT's, or those (17") on my previous 335i. The OP must have some issue if he is hearing lots of road noise, IMO.
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:07 AM
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Thank you all for your input. It's been very helpful. I know the runflats would contibute a little to the noise but if everyone finds it quieter then perhaps there is something else wrong. Made an appointment for service next week to check it out.
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Old 12-03-2010, 11:40 AM
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Thank you all for your input. It's been very helpful. I know the runflats would contibute a little to the noise but if everyone finds it quieter then perhaps there is something else wrong. Made an appointment for service next week to check it out.
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