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Hello GT owners

I recently popped my BMW and GT cherry by picking up a 2013 550i xdrive GT.

I've been researching options on improving the sound system of the car. While the system is not bad (it has the base Hi-Fi system), I am left wanting something better.

During research I discovered that some BMWs have a module (ASD) that produces an engine sound in the cabin via the speakers in the car. Does the 2013 550 GT have this module? (my brief search attempts found nothing)

Thanks to all who share and post information on this forum. The wealth of information is awesome.
 

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As far as I've found, the GT series, at least the non-M versions, do not have artificial engine sounds pumped into the vehicle. Not sure about the M-models
 

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I have the m-sport. How could I find out?
You could plug your VIN into one of the decoders, and see if that option exists on your car. You could pull the fuse on the stereo and see if the car 'sounds' different. You could search your owner's manual, and maybe the I-drive menus where you MIGHT be able to turn it off, if it exists. I do not remember ever reading about it as an option on the GT, but I have not studied the M models.
 

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ndinh bavsound huh? i have the harmon kardon system which i'm not thrilled about. especially the bass. anyone know if the bavsound subs are better than the hk subs? thanks
 

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ndinh bavsound huh? i have the harmon kardon system which i'm not thrilled about. especially the bass. anyone know if the bavsound subs are better than the hk subs? thanks
I'm looking at the sub upgrade as well. From all the reviews, it's definitely an upgrade from the standard hifi and also hk setup. The good thing about bavsound is that they're basically plug and play and made specifically for your car, perfect fitment. There are a bunch of threads and here are just some:

http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1208518

http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1274981
 

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Bimmer-tech premium amp..... best upgrade.... for Hi-fi system only.


Only option for H/K system is Bavsound..... or add a separate 10 or 12" sub in trunk.
 

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You could plug your VIN into one of the decoders, and see if that option exists on your car. You could pull the fuse on the stereo and see if the car 'sounds' different. You could search your owner's manual, and maybe the I-drive menus where you MIGHT be able to turn it off, if it exists. I do not remember ever reading about it as an option on the GT, but I have not studied the M models.
What would the ASD be called? The below are the options for my VIN

Order options
No. Description
1CA SELECTION COP RELEVANT VEHICLES

2NG M L.A. WHEELS V-SPOKE 302M, 19"/AS

2VA ADAPTIVE DRIVE

2VB TYRE PRESSURE INDICATOR

248 STEERING WHEEL HEATING

3AG BACKUP CAMERA

319 INTEGRATED UNIVERSAL REMOTE CONTROL

322 COMFORT ACCESS SYSTEM

323 SOFT CLOSE AUTOMATIC SYSTEM FOR DOORS

4U1 CERAMIC EMBELLISHER FOR CONTROLS

423 FLOOR MATS, VELOUR

430 INT/EXT RR VW MIRROR W AUT ANTI-DAZZLE

431 INTERIOR RR VW MIRROR W AUT ANTI-D

453 ACTIVE SEAT VENTILATION, FRONT

455 ACTIVE SEAT F DRIVER AND FRONT PASSENGER

456 COMFORT SEATS, ELECTRIC. ADJUSTABLE

488 LUMBAR SUPPORT DRIVER/FRONT PASSENGER

494 SEAT HEATING F DRIVER/FRONT PASSENGER

496 SEAT HEATING FOR REAR SEATS

5AG LANE CHANGE WARNING

5DL SURROUND VIEW

502 HEADLIGHT WASHER SYSTEM

6AA BMW TELESERVICES

6AB CONTROL TELESERVICES

6NF EXT.CON.OF THE MUSIC PLAY.I.MOBILPH

6NL CONNECT. BLUETOOTH A.USB DEVICES IN

6NR APPS

6UH TRAFFIC INFORMATION

609 NAVIGATION SYSTEM PROFESSIONAL

610 HEAD UP DISPLAY

615 EXTENDED BMW ONLINE INFORMATION

655 SATELLITE RADIO

677 HIFI SYSTEM PROFESSIONAL

697 AREA-CODE 1

7MP PERFORMANCE PACKAGE

710 M LEATHER STEERING WHEEL

715 M AERODYNAMICS PACKAGE

760 INDIVIDUAL HIGH-GLOSS SATIN CHROME

775 INDIVIDUAL ROOF-LINING ANTHRACITE

8KC OELSERVICEINT. 24.000KM/24MONTHS

8SC COUNTRY SPEC. RELEASE OF TELESERVICE

8S4 DECODING VARIABLE LIGHT DISTRIBUTIO

8TN DAYTIME DRIVING LIGHTS SELECTABLE B

840 HIGH SPEED SYNCHRONISATION

9AA EXTERNAL SKIN PROTECTION

925 SHIPPING PROTECTION PACKAGE

Series options
No. Description
1CC AUTOMATIC START/STOP FUNCTION

1CD BRAKE ENERGY REGENERATION

212 NATIONAL BRAKE SYSTEM EQUIPMENT

302 ALARM SYSTEM

316 AUTOMATIC TAILGATE OPERATION

4BN FINE WOOD TRIM ASH GRAIN

4UR AMBIENT LIGHT

4U2 DRIVING EXPERIENCE CONTROL INCL. EC

402 PANORAMA GLASS ROOF

5DS LUGGAGE-COMPARTMENT EMERG. RELEASE

508 PARK DISTANCE CONTROL (PDC)

522 XENON LIGHT

524 ADAPTIVE HEADLIGHTS

534 AUTOMATIC AIR CONDITIONING

645 RADIO CONTROL US

8SM VIN, VISIBLE FROM OUTSIDE

823 HOT CLIMATE VERSION

845 ACOUSTIC BELT WARNING

850 ADD FUEL TANK FILLING FOR EXPORT

853 LANGUAGE VERSION ENGLISH

876 RADIO FREQUENCY 315 MHZ
 

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@ikimoto have you consulted with Showtime Audio on North Ave... If you're serious about sound that's the place to go.
 
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