Electronic Engine Sound

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SilverCupra
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Post by SilverCupra » Sun Jul 17, 2022 5:43 pm

Hi All,

Does anyone know if the Cupra gets the Electronic engine sound actuator that the ID.3 has ?

I must admit, I have never heard it..

Ta.
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Post by SilverCupra » Sun Jul 17, 2022 5:57 pm

A quick look through the manual and I have answered my own question..

Still not heard it though, has anyone ?

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Post by Daveion » Sun Jul 17, 2022 6:58 pm

Yes. Bear in mind I have age related hearing loss but I posted on this when I looked at my car in the showroom. Sales guy could hear what I heard which is low frequency noise almost like a rough fan in the background . Tried 2 other Borns and they all did the same. Sales guy said it was louder outside the vehicle.
What I tend to hear is lower frequency noise. It probably sounds totally different and louder to someone with a normal hearing range.
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Post by monkeyhanger » Sun Jul 17, 2022 8:22 pm

I've heard it, wouldn't describe it as an engine noise - more like a UFO or the humming noise that Iron Man's repulsors make when they're charging up in the Marvel films (but not discharging). As long as a deibel threshold is met, i'd imagine any fake engine noise could be employed if VAG allowed it to be outputted, a beefy V8, a farty Harley Davidson, or maybe a Chinnook helicopter? :lol:

As it doesn't sound like an ICE car, i'm not sure how useful it is for pedestrians - they're more likely to look to wonder what it is, after hearing an unidentifiable sound rather than a sound they associate with a car or specifically a BEV.
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Post by alanjs » Mon Jul 18, 2022 9:03 am

I've always thought it would be great to have a car that sounded like Dr Who's Tardis arriving.
Especially if you could turn it on just as you crept up on a cyclist!
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Post by mogyi » Mon Jul 18, 2022 1:11 pm

I have my new Born for a day and I thought how cool the motor sound was. So it turns out it is electronically generated? Hopefully, we will be able to change this to other sounds in the future.

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Post by Alanwmcc » Mon Jul 18, 2022 5:20 pm

Or switch it off even

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Post by monkeyhanger » Mon Jul 18, 2022 5:56 pm

If I could pick one, i'd vote for the sound of a Tie Fighter flying.
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Post by Nacaduct » Mon Jul 18, 2022 6:03 pm

alanjs wrote:
Mon Jul 18, 2022 9:03 am
I've always thought it would be great to have a car that sounded like Dr Who's Tardis arriving.
Especially if you could turn it on just as you crept up on a cyclist!
The good thing (and fun thing) about EV’s is that this is all new and, just as ICE’s, people will find a way to customize and personalize their cars to no end:). Just the beginning, folks😀
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Post by Prospector » Mon Jan 23, 2023 9:21 pm

monkeyhanger wrote:
Mon Jul 18, 2022 5:56 pm
If I could pick one, i'd vote for the sound of a Tie Fighter flying.
Likewise
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