BMW i8 vs Ford Mustang EcoBoost: Which Fakes its Engine Sounds Better?

BMW’s i8 and Ford’s new 4-Cylinder Mustang EcoBoost are as different as a glass of Pinot Grigio and a pint of beer, but they do have at least one thing in common.

Both cars utilize an electronic sound generator to create fake engine noises in their cabins through their stereo speaker systems, a trend that seems to be catching on among several automakers – even the almighty BMW M5 with its twin-turbo V8 uses an Active Sound Design tech.

The question is, which of these two cars shown in the TFLCar video below does it better; Ford with its 310hp 2.3-liter four-cylinder turbocharged Mustang EcoBoost or the BMW i8 Hybrid with its 357hp 1.5-liter turbocharged 3-cylinder engine and electric motor combo?

Check out the clip and voice off your thoughts in the comments box.


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