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The Sound of a BMW

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The Sound of a BMW

The Sound of a BMW

The Sound of a BMW

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Host John Ydstie speaks with Dr. Gerhard Thoma, an acoustics engineer for BMW, about the trend in luxury automobiles to make all the car's sounds — from the electric window to the turn signal — sound more pleasant to the ear.

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