MONTVALE, NJ – Mercedes-Benz will offer HD Radio technology on several of its MY 2009 vehicles. The free digital AM/FM radio service is part of Mercedes-Benz’s completely 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 unit incorporating 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 in a pocket or purse) to be operated 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 technology, and an advanced voice control system for audio, navigation, and phone systems.

The sound system can play tracks stored on a data CD, DVD, or memory card. 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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