There are certain things that just go hand in hand: cookies and cream, apple pie and ice cream, peas and carrots, football and tailgaiting, green eggs and ham, BMW and Eisenmann exhausts…wait, what was that again?
As many BMW fans can attest, when the BMW 335i was introduced about 5 years ago, it created quite a buzz in the BMW world, being the first turbocharged BMW production car since the 1970s. With its 3.0 Liter, inline 6-cylinder twin turbo engine, this car became an instant hit. Making at least 300 hp and 300 lb-feet of torque, the 335i’s N54 engine won countless awards in the automotive world and became the basis/inspiration for the now ubiquitous current lineup of turbocharged BMWs, ranging from the 1-series cars all the way up to the luxury, flagship 7-series.
While the stock exhaust on the 335i has a nice, pleasant tone, we felt it was a bit too tame for our tastes. Hence, after searching for the right exhaust, the choice was clear: Eisenmann. Why Eisenmann? Well-known in the automotive industry for their top-quality exhausts, you’ve probably already heard their exhausts without even knowing it. You see, Eisenmann manufactures the stock OEM exhausts for performance car giants Porsche and AMG Mercedes, among others.
Hand-crafted in Germany (the exhausts are stamped by the person who builds each exhaust), Eisenmann exhausts have always had that signature sound that other manufacturers just can’t capture: a deep, low rumble at low RPMs, followed by a higher-pitched scream at higher RPMs. When you hear it, you just know it’s an Eisenmann exhaust.
So let’s cut to the chase. This 2008 BMW 335i convertible was outfitted with the Eisenmann Race Exhaust, featuring a stainless steel system with dual, 4-inch diameter rolled exhaust tips (compared to the stock tips, which are 3 inches in diameter).
As for the sound, it is much more aggressive than the stock exhaust and gives the car much more “personality”: has a nice, deep rumble at low RPMs (yet not obtrusive) and a higher-pitched, aggressive scream at high RPMs. It does not interfere with in-cabin conversations and gives a nice, pleasant tone at cruising speeds.
There is also some improved throttle response (as with most aftermarket performance exhausts), and the car definitely feels more “alive”. The sound is quite a hit with car fans of all types.
Here is the Eisenmann Race Exhaust on a pure cold start. No revving. Just starting the car up and letting it idle:
Here are a few fly-bys. You may notice even the birds like singing along with the Eisenmann “tenor”… 😛
In summary, the Eisenmann Race Exhaust will give your BMW 335i a more aggressive and distinctive sound that will add even more fun to your experience of driving the “Ultimate Driving Machine”. 😉