• BMW’s First Electric M Car Will Sound Kind of Like A Space Ship

BMW M has enlisted the help of Hans Zimmer to create a soundtrack worthy of an M-car. This is how the new all-electric BMW i4 M50 will sound.

Even we - car enthusiasts - must acknowledge that EVs are now part of automotive culture. Although there is still a debate around their sustainability or even the point of EVs in general, one aspect we can all agree on is the sound, or more specifically the lack thereof. BMW M has recognized that electrification has taken away an important aspect for the car enthusiast, so they have enlisted the help of legendary composer Hans Zimmer in order to try and create a thrilling futuristic sound for their first EV.

BMW's First Electric M Car Will Sound Kind of Like A Space Ship Exterior
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No one is having any illusions that an EV will sound as good as a V-8 or a V-12, but the i4 M50 promises to have its own unique soundtrack. BMW M acknowledges that a car without a sound will not resonate with car enthusiasts. Because of this, they have resorted to bringing out the big guns in the sound industry.

Hans Zimmer is one of the most renowned Hollywood composers and he has been tasked with making the i4 sound as emotionally and thrilling as an EV can – a tall order indeed.
BMW's First Electric M Car Will Sound Kind of Like A Space Ship Exterior
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They call it the “IconicSound Electric” and, since this is a German brand, it will be an optional extra for the i4. It will, however, be standard on the iX and the i4 M50, where the latter will have a more aggressive version of the sound.

Zimmer says that every BMW M-car has a unique character and it is reflected by the sound it makes. For this reason, they have developed a sound that accentuates the emotional driving experience “particularly vividly”. If you want to skip all the explanations, go to 1:35 and take a listen. Do you like how the electric BMW M-line will sound?

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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