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 freedigital AM/FM radio service is part of Mercedes’ completely new generation ofentertainment systems developed for the M-, R-, GL-, and G-Class SUVs, as wellas the E-Class model lineup, according to www.emercedesbenz.com.
Currentlybroadcasting to more than 83 percent of Americans, the subscription-free HDRadio service already features more than 1,700 HD Radio stations, with anadditional 800 new multicast channels available exclusively to HD Radiolisteners. In addition to highlighting unique and/or new music genres throughtheir own dedicated channels, such as jazz, “tween,” local bands, and Bluegrass, the most notable benefit of HD Radio overanalog is the fact that content is delivered digitally — the result of which isan improvement in audio quality comparable to that of a CD.