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

August 25, 2008

MONTVALE, NJ – Mercedes-Benz will offer HD Radio technology on several of its MY 2009vehicles. The free digital AM/FM radio service is part of Mercedes-Benz’scompletely new generation of entertainment systems developed for its M-, R-,GL-, G-Class SUVs, and E-Class vehicles.

All MY-2009 Mercedes-Benz SUVs and E-Class models feature a new head unitincorporating a large 6.5-inch color display screen with a standard in-dash,six-disc CD/DVD changer, and a Bluetooth interface that allows a phone (even ina pocket or purse) to be operated through the car’s audio system. The new headunit can be equipped with an optional iPod/MP3 media interface, Siriussatellite radio, HD Radio technology, and an advanced voice control system foraudio, navigation, and phone systems.

The soundsystem can play tracks stored on a data CD, DVD, or memory card. The new systemcan also display maps and directions for the optional GPS navigation system, whichcan display Sirius real-time traffic information and Zagat restaurant ratings.

For acomplete list of HD Radio stations across the United States, visithttp://www.hdradio.com.

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