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Mercedes Benz AG announces Dolby Atmos in the Mercedes S-Class and Mercedes Maybach

Mercedes Benz AG and Burmester Audiosysteme GmbH are convinced that the Burmester 4D High-end Surround Sound System and the Burmester 3D High-end Surround Sound System will raise music enjoyment in cars to a new level of quality.

Together with Dolby Laboratories, the Burmester 3D High-end Surround Sound System and Burmester 4D High-end Surround Sound System will bring Dolby Atmos to selected luxury-class vehicles, such as the Mercedes S-Class and the Mercedes Maybach.

Music as pure emotion

Music is pure emotion, as Mercedes Benz AG attests, and this should also be experienced in the vehicle. Together with Burmester Audiosysteme GmbH and Dolby Laboratories, the company is now taking the quality of music in the vehicle to a completely new level and delivering a sound experience that has never been experienced in a car before.

First vehicles with Dolby Atmos from summer 2022

Dolby Atmos is to be offered in a number of top models from summer 2022, according to Mercedes Benz AG, which, as already indicated, wants to offer nothing less than the ultimate audio experience in cars.

The Dolby Atmos Music immersive audio experience adds space, clarity and depth to music, the company said. The technology allows music creators to place individual audio elements or objects in a three-dimensional sound field that goes beyond the capabilities of mono or stereo. With Dolby Atmos Music, one hears music with an unparalleled clarity that corresponds to the original vision of an artist in the studio. It is said that this step brings the studio directly into the car.

Burmester 3D High-end Surround Sound System and Burmester 4D High-end Surround Sound System as the basis.

The manufacturer refers to its solutions as unique sound systems. A total of 31 speakers and eight sound transducers, also called exciters, are available here, which are also built into the seats.

Dolby Atmos Music offers the possibility to use the full potential of these solutions of Burmester Audiosysteme GmbH. Dolby Atmos is to be offered as part of the optional Burmester 4D high-end surround sound system, but also as part of the Burmester 3D high-end surround sound system in the Mercedes Maybach brand vehicles and shortly thereafter in the Mercedes-Benz S-Class vehicles, thus transforming these vehicles into state-of-the-art concert halls on wheels.

“At Dolby, we are passionate about expanding the Dolby Atmos music experience so that consumers can enjoy it everywhere, and Mercedes-Benz shares our vision. We are excited to work with them to accelerate the adoption of this immersive listening experience in cars. The integration of Dolby Atmos into the S-Class and Mercedes-Maybach will provide customers with an additional premium feature, whether they’re in the driver’s seat or a passenger.”

ohn Couling, Senior Vice President Commercial Partnerships, Dolby Laboratories

Specifically, the company lists the following components for the Burmester 4D high-end surround sound system.

  • 31 speakers, including six 3D speakers radiating from above, 4 near-ear speakers in the front seats, as well as a powerful subwoofer with a generous 18.5 litre capacity.
  • 8 Sound Transducers, i.e. two per seat
  • 2 amplifiers
  • 1,750 watts of system power

“Our customers rightly expect the highest level of musical enjoyment in a Mercedes-Benz vehicle. That’s why Mercedes-Benz is one of the first luxury car brands in the world to rely on the groundbreaking Dolby Atmos technology. With Dolby Atmos and the Burmester sound system, we offer our customers an exciting music experience in the vehicle that is almost like a live concert. I’m sure customers will be thrilled.”

Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG

Getting to the point

Raising the concert hall on four wheels to a completely new level of quality is what Mercedes Benz AG and Dolby Laboratories have set out to do together with Burmester Audiosysteme GmbH. The audio system in the Mercedes S-Class and Mercedes Maybach vehicles will be optionally available with Dolby Atmos from summer 2022.

ManufacturerBurmester Audiosysteme GmbH
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Michael Holzinger

Michael Holzinger, founder and editor-in-chief of HiFi BLOG and, has been working for years as a journalist in the fields of IT, photography, telecommunications and consumer electronics.

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