Mercedes-Benz to Offer Factory Installed HD Radio on Select 2009 Model-Year Vehicles
MONTVALE, N.J. – Mercedes-Benz USA will offer HD Radio technology on several model-year 2009 vehicles. The free
digital AM/FM radio service is part of Mercedes’ completely new generation of
entertainment systems developed for the M-, R-, GL-, and G-Class SUVs, as well
as the E-Class model lineup, according to www.emercedesbenz.com.
broadcasting to more than 83 percent of Americans, the subscription-free HD
Radio service already features more than 1,700 HD Radio stations, with an
additional 800 new multicast channels available exclusively to HD Radio
listeners. In addition to highlighting unique and/or new music genres through
their own dedicated channels, such as jazz, “tween,” local bands, and Bluegrass, the most notable benefit of HD Radio over
analog is the fact that content is delivered digitally — the result of which is
an improvement in audio quality comparable to that of a CD.