Hans Zimmer is an award-winning film music composer

BMW has hired Academy award-winning music composer Hans Zimmer to create a new, characteristic driving sound for their electric cars – BMW i4, the M version of the BMW i4 and the BMW iX.

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The all-electric BMW i4. Courtesy BMW M GmbH.

Hans has composed notable film scores including Inception, Dark Knight, The Lion King and Man of Steel to mention a few. In this particular project, he will be working with sound designer Renzo Vitale with whom he had previously worked to co-develop the driving sound for the BMW Vision M NEXT revealed in 2019.

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BMW released a video (above) on their YouTube channel detailing the goals of the project and what kind of sound they’re looking for. You can hear the sound created for the BMW i4 M version from the video.

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Speaking of the project, Hans said, “Every BMW has its own character, which is reflected in the sound it makes. So for the electrically driven BMW M models, we have developed a driving sound which accentuates their emotional driving experience particularly vividly and ensures their performance can be felt with even greater intensity.”

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The new drive sounds developed as part of the collaboration with Hans Zimmer are expected to feature in the BMW i4 and BMW iX over the course of 2022 according to BMW.


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