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post #1 of 5 Old 09-25-2014, 10:54 AM Thread Starter
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EcoBoost Mustang Makes Fake Engine Noises

Turbo engines are great, but they don't sound that amazing. Ford has decided to add fake engine noise to the EcoBoost Mustang in order to counter this problem. There will be augmented engine noise pumped through the speakers. Turbocharged BMWs do the same thing.

The discovery was made by Road & Track's Jason Cammisa. He removed a fuse from the Mustang EcoBoost and then the stereo AND the engine noise went quiet.

Autoblog had this to say:

Autoblog spoke with Ford engineer Shawn Carney who confirmed that only the turbocharged four-cylinder Mustang comes with this system, called Active Noise Control.

In fact, Carney is partially responsible for tuning and shaping the EcoBoost's note in the Mustang, and he said the setup serves two distinct functions. First, it cancels out some of the coarse noise as part of the 'Stang's refinement strategy.

It also allows Ford to enhance things by "layering in certain sound characteristics on top of what's already there," he said. To determine the right mix, the engine processor monitors torque output and changes things accordingly. "The intent is to be a natural experience," said Carney.
This technology isn't being used on the V6 or V8 models so far as we can tell.

One last weird point is that the engine noise is integrated into the stereo system. That means that if you replace the stereo, you won't get engine sound anymore.

Are you upset about this or are you happy it will make the engine sound louder?
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post #2 of 5 Old 09-25-2014, 11:14 AM
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Title is misleading, they're not pumping in FAKE engine sounds, their simply amplifying the sounds already there. Quite a large difference in description.

Whats there to be upset about it, if everyone is doing it wouldn't they be dam fools to do otherwise?

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post #3 of 5 Old 09-26-2014, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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Not everyone is doing it. They are only doing it on the Ecoboost model.

I'm not saying its good or bad, I'm just saying that it happens. I'd rather have it quiet than amplified I think. I don't like when its trying to be something its not.
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post #4 of 5 Old 09-28-2014, 05:38 AM
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I wonder what happens when you change the exhaust to a sport version...(ford racing)
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post #5 of 5 Old 11-02-2014, 05:53 AM
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I agree untamed67, im still trolling Youtube to check for ecoboost aftermarket exhaust.
To me the stock sounds ok. Never heard it in person and never owned a mustang until now. I just preorderd a 2015 Mustang ecoboost Magnetic. Im overseas now but as soon as im back home I will start to post pics and videos, as well as when I start to mod it. :-)
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