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lmac2020 02-15-2013 04:35 PM

2010 328 ix - engine sound on highway
I just purchased a used 328ix and I LOVE this car. There is one issue - but I don't know if it is a "problem" or just normal for this vehicle.

Below 80 km an hour the engine is quiet - perfect. On the highway, at 80 and above, the engine is not quiet. I would describe similar to when you have a manual transmission, right before you gear up (when the RPMs go higher and you know you need to gear up).

So far the dealer says they aren't hearing anything, but I'm not sure if this is really normal.

Any thoughts?

Thanks for your feedback!

damameke 02-15-2013 04:50 PM


Originally Posted by lmac2020 (Post 1598423)
There is one issue - but I don't know if it is a "problem" or just normal for this vehicle.!

I would ask the dealer for a test drive of the same car as yours, so you can compare if it is normal...or a problem..

lmac2020 02-15-2013 07:06 PM

Good idea
Thank you for replying. I'll do that.

TSI 02-17-2013 08:40 PM

Do the revs also go up, or just noise?

davericher20 02-18-2013 04:14 AM

What are the rpms at when it starts to get loud?

lmac2020 02-18-2013 10:30 AM

The sound seems at a constant level. I will check the rpms (I should have thought to do so -thanks). The service guys found two of the tire rims are bent, so they are replacing them. As soon as the car is ready we'll check out the rpms.
Thanks for your replies.

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