Monday, November 2, 2009

Mercedes-Benz announces the ‘Navigation 20′ system

Mercedes-Benz announced that it will offers a fully integrated navigation system dubbed ‘Navigation 20′ for its standard Audio 20 CD high-performance radio. The new device, based on highly sophisticated technology and offers numerous navigation features such as variable map displays, a realistic display of the roadscape at motorway exits, TMC traffic reports and comprehensive country-specific information. The new Navigation 20 can be installed, according to the manufacturer, into the Audio 20 CD at any Mercedes-Benz service partner. Regarding the Audio 20 radio, this still retails all of its functions: a CD player (with MP3 capability), an FM/MW/SW and LW tuner with automatic station search, an RDS function (for FM reception), direct frequency input using the buttons on the centre console and a 4×20-watt amplifier. Navigation 20 is a fully-integrated plug & play solution, which adds various features to the Audio 20. The newly added map-based navigation can be viewed on the large, fixed colour display (4.9 inches in the C-Class). Also, the system allows the connection of almost all audio devices such as an iPod, MP3 player or USBstick and can be used for audio streaming via Bluetooth. The new Navigation 20 system is available now for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and GLK-Class but will be available for the E-Class from mid-2010 onwards. Price: € 1099 incl. VAT plus installation.