Mercedes-Benz Is Going HD
N.J. - Following in the footsteps
of BMW, Mercedes-Benz announced it will offer HD radio in some of its 2009
models. HD radio is a digital broadcast that offers CD-quality sound for FM
stations. BMW has been offering it on its models for the past year, and now
Mercedes-Benz will include it as an option on the 2009 E-, M-, R-, GL-, and
G-class, all but the E-class being SUVs, according to http://reviews.cnet.com.
Most radio stations in major cities have an HD broadcast
now. There are approximately 40 stations in San Francisco alone. Because the format
requires less bandwidth, many stations have multiple HD channels.
The announcement by Mercedes-Benz also mentioned that the
2009 E-class and its SUVs will get the same updated navigation and
entertainment system seen on the 2008 Mercedes-Benz C300.