I suspect this is the reason. Porsche has always swapped up chargeable options to standard options from year to year. What option is standard one year may not be next year, but I can’t think of a single year where PSE is standard on any car except the GT cars or a GTS model. I think this may be a way to quiet the sound critics and entice buyers to get the upgraded sound without paying for it. Sweeten the deal as it where. But in my opinion, and it’s just MY opinion so all of you 718 owners/proponents don’t go off the deep end, the PSE does little to help the flat 4.Interesting! If your talking the 718, perhaps they read all the negativity concerning the sound of the car and have redesigned the sport exhaust and decided to make it standard in an attempt to dampen the criticism. Have to wait for a road test to see if anyone tells the story.
Agree--I think the PSE sounds worse than standard. I'm glad I've got mine.<sigh>
I think the 718 sounds MUCH better without PSE.
(Yes, I know you can turn it off...but reports from owners here and elsewhere say even with it off it sounds different thhn a car with no PSE).
Bad move Porsche, IMO, unless they've re-engineered the sound of PSE for MY 2019.
Could you elaborate, please?My assumption is that the EU banned the sale of exhaust systems with a active/button activated manifold so Porsche made it standard.
I agree with this. I like the rev matching since I'm not skilled at heel-toe but don't really care for the boy-racer sound of the Sport mode. For that reason I find I tend to run in Sport+ just to avoid that. Still breaking the GTS in though so this could change down the road as the car starts getting driven harder.I liked this at first but it would be nice to lose that aspect and keep the other benefits.
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Thanks. As expected ... (bold is mine)Discussion from Bimmerpost M2 forum discussing m performance exhaust
So you make the standard as loud as legal and put a button in for "quiet mode".<snip>The exhausts are not legal in Europe since from the coming months onwards you are not allowed to offer a button in the interior that switches to an exhaust mode that is louder than before. Also you are not allowed to make an aftermarket exhaust that is louder than the stock exhaust.
I love that the current Mustang has the ability to set a time range for Quiet mode. You can program it, for example, to be in Quiet mode from 10pm-8am, then revert back to Sport mode for the rest of the day. Great for not waking up the neighbors if you come in late or leave early.So you make the standard as loud as legal and put a button in for "quiet mode".