MONTVALE, NJ and NEW YORK, NY – Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) and SIRIUS (NASDAQ: SIRI), the premier satellite radio broadcaster, today announced that Mercedes-Benz USA will offer its new car buyers an integrated SIRIUS system on most 2004 Mercedes-Benz lines.
SIRIUS satellite radio will be available in the fall at Mercedes-Benz dealers nationwide, across all models of C-Class, E-Class, S-Class, M-Class, CL-Class, SL-Class, and CLK-class vehicles. Nearly all 2004-model Mercedes-Benz vehicles will be pre-wired in production for the satellite radio system, and the fully integrated audio system will incorporate one new mode button marked “SAT” accessing over 100 channels of commercial-free music and entertainment. Customers at Mercedes-Benz dealerships will be able to choose from a variety of multi-year packages for SIRIUS, including incorporating the SIRIUS service into vehicle financing or lease payments.
“Mercedes-Benz is dedicated to providing our loyal customers with the best products and technologies that add value to their driving experience," said Michelle Cervantez, Vice President of Marketing at Mercedes-Benz USA. "We are pleased to provide our customers with a premium service such as SIRIUS, that will offer Mercedes-Benz owners unparalleled music and entertainment for their drive.”
“Mercedes-Benz owners represent an audience that expects high quality and excellence in service, two cornerstones here at SIRIUS," said Doug Wilsterman, Senior Vice President, OEM at SIRIUS. "With the exclusive and supportive partnership we have with DaimlerChrysler and its flagship Mercedes-Benz brand, SIRIUS is strongly positioned to stake our claim as the premier OEM satellite radio provider for new car buyers everywhere.”
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About Mercedes-Benz USA
Mercedes-Benz USA, headquartered in Montvale, N.J. near New York City, is responsible for the sales, service, and marketing of Mercedes-Benz products in the United States. The company employs just over 1500 employees in approximately 20 locations nationwide. MBUSA sold 213,225 vehicles in the U.S. during 2002, setting the highest sales volume ever in its history for the sixth consecutive record-breaking year. Click on http://media.mbusa.com for the latest press information and photos on Mercedes-Benz vehicles.
SIRIUS is the only satellite radio service bringing listeners 100 streams of the best music and entertainment Coast-to-coast. SIRIUS offers 60 music streams with no commercials, along with 40 world-class sports, news, and entertainment streams for a monthly subscription fee of $12.95. Stream Jockeys create and deliver uncompromised music in virtually every genre to our listeners 24-hours a day. Click on sirius.com to listen to SIRIUS LIVE, or to find a SIRIUS retailer or car dealer in your area.