Mercedes-Benz to Offer Factory HD Radio on Select 2009 Vehicles

August 6, 2008

Montvale, NJ - Aug 5, 2008 - Mercedes-Benz will offer HD Radio receivers on several of its 2009 vehicles, including the M-, R-, GL-, G-Class SUVs and E-Class vehicles. The move is part of the car company's effort to offer enhanced entertainment systems in its vehicles.

All 2009 Mercedes-Benz SUV's and E-Class models featuring a new head unit incorporating a 6.5" color display screen with a standard in-dash, six-disc CD/DVD changer and a Bluetooth interface to operate a phone through the car's audio system. The new head unit can be equipped with an optional Ipod/MP3 media interface, Sirius Satellite radio, HD Radio, and a voice control system for audio, navigation and phone systems. The new system can also display maps and directions for the optional GPS navigation system, which can display Sirius real-time traffic information and Zagat restaurant ratings.

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