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The more powerful upcoming version of the Mach E (GT?) sounds pretty amazing and may give the best of both worlds (for a price, of course!). Enjoying my P8 thoroughly before newer/better EV crossovers come out and make me jealous馃槵 (it's inevitable, of course)
 

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I read somewhere that the mustang has fake Engine sounds? If so is it an option as in can you turn it off?
 

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Yes, the Mach-E has a synthesized engine sound, heard only from the cabin, that changes in intensity depending on the driving mode and equivalent 'RPM'. The feature can be turned off entirely.
 

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Wow 鈥 please someone tell me our P8s are NOT like that.
 

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And, PAAK has been a glitchy and unstable with the MME, which is a problem because Ford only provides one key fob. (And P8 owners complain about not getting 3 key fobs. ) Some Ford dealers are not ready to service the MME.
My MME is BROKEN and UNFIXABLE by Ford

Nevertheless, Motor Trend named it its 2021 EV Car of the Year.
 

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It would be nice if they et us customize the sound the car makes when backing up or going forward at low speed. I liek the current backup sound, but the forward sound almost makes the car sound broken.
Forward sound? I must be missing something. What forward sound (other than the fans and a tiny electric motor sound).
 

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I will listen again, but I know when the wife backs out of the garage I don't hear much from the front of the car until she put it in D, but maybe it is just those normal noises. I know many EVs try and generate noise at low speed to announce themselves to visually impaired people.
 

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My wife(1) free loves the way the car sings. In reverse there is the beep beep golf cart reversing sound but underneath that there is a complex humming harmonic sound. I am relatively certain it does not make a sound going forward but as I think on this it is baseless as I am always driving. Will have to sept out while one of the wives drives the car so I can hear it :)
 

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I hear sounds below a certain speed, probably 5 MPH there are two speakers heard, one in the front when driving below that speed and one heard when backing up. Sounds like a Star Trek shuttle craft, sci-fi hum and the friend loves the sonar sound when you reverse!
 

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I hear sounds below a certain speed, probably 5 MPH there are two speakers heard, one in the front when driving below that speed and one heard when backing up. Sounds like a Star Trek shuttle craft, sci-fi hum and the friend loves the sonar sound when you reverse!
So the sci sound heard outside at low speed is fake!!! For some reason that makes me sad. I had hoped the cool sound was just the car. Now I need to hear it!!!!
 

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So the sci sound heard outside at low speed is fake!!! For some reason that makes me sad. I had hoped the cool sound was just the car. Now I need to hear it!!!!
When I exit and lock the car I hear the fans, but the forward noise is different and wish we could change it, but the NHTSA has some specific requirements it looks like, although I was not going to read the full 60+ pages.
 

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I was wondering about the sound while moving forward at slow speed. Every time I pull into my garage with the windows open, I could hear this sound like a distant, ethereal orchestral drone. Seems this is a real sound effect the car is deliberately playing. Here's a quick & dirty recording i just made while slowly pulling into my garage (very high tech: iPhone taped to grille near front speaker):

Also - here's an interesting article about the XC40 sound design:
Listen to Volvo Turn-Signal Sound鈥擨t's a Stick Being Snapped (caranddriver.com)
 

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The star ship hum is an odd choice. It does not say there is a 5 ton object moving towards me.

The Ed 209 voice from robo cop would do that. . .

So the sound is only when car is slow? Because 15 mph cars do not hurt whereas 5 mph do?
 
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