Customers will have a cinema-like experience onboard the Mercedes-Benz cars. The feature will allow them to listen to music to its fullest potential.
The Dolby Atmos experience will be built into the optional Burmester high-end 4D and 3D sound system, but also integrated into the Mercedes-Maybach. The Mercedes-Benz S-Class will follow.
It will make use of 31 loudspeakers and eight sound transducers mounted in the seats. There will also be six 3D speakers that emit the sound from above. Four near-ear speakers will find room in the front seats as well. There will also be an 18.5-liter subwoofer and two amplifiers. The system will feature a 1750-watt power.
“Our customers rightly expect the highest level of music enjoyment in a Mercedes-Benz vehicle. Therefore, Mercedes-Benz is one of the first luxury car brands in the world to rely on the ground-breaking Dolby Atmos technology”, says Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG responsible for Sales.
The creators of the system promise an immersive audio experience with more space, clarity and depth to music. It will thus exceed the abilities of the regular mono and stereo systems.
VIP sound experience in the Maybach models with Dolby Atmos Music
One of the first cars in the world to feature the Dolby Atmos feature is – as previously mentioned – the Mercedes-Maybach. It is also the first car of the company’s line-up to receive it. The VIP experience will further expend with the multidimensional sound experience.
John Couling, Senior Vice President Commercial Partnerships, Dolby Laboratories said: “At Dolby we are passionate about extending the Dolby Atmos Music experience, so that consumers can enjoy it anywhere and Mercedes-Benz shares our vision. We are excited to be collaborating with them to accelerate the adoption of this immersive auditory experience in cars. The integration of Dolby Atmos into the S-Class and the Mercedes-Maybach will offer an additional superior feature to customers whether they are in the driving seat or a passenger.”
The system will be available starting the summer of 2022. Mercedes will subsequently integrate the feature in other models when the customers tick the optional MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience).