... I still think it's cool that they include it, but I can't help but think it was just an engineering requirement because they couldn't mechanically suppress it to acceptable NVH standards. Some sports cars play artificial engine noises over the speakers because their cabins are so quiet. The C-Max, with its tiny engine, does its best to eliminate the engine noise from the cabin. Different strokes for different car buyers, it would seem. Personally, I wouldn't mind an option to pipe in some sweet V8 burbles that are synced to the throttle. You know, for irony. But that's just me.
They could have mechanically supressed the engine noises - many manufacturers do. They chose to let the engine produce the noises, and cancel them instead. That way they could keep the engine both powerful and lighter, because it is less complex and has fewer parts.
Edited by stevedebi, 17 January 2015 - 12:02 PM.