The new GLE's ultra-quiet running is a standing invitation to listen to music when on a journey. Even equipping MBUX – Mercedes-Benz User Experience in the new GLE with seven loudspeakers as standard improves the overall acoustics and performance. Two audio systems specially configured for the interior of the new GLE are available as optional equipment – a Burmester® surround sound system with 14 speakers and an additional amplifier, and a Burmester® high-end 3D surround sound system which ensures an impressive musical experience in every respect with its design features and a total of 26 speakers.
The standard audio system of the new GLE has seven speakers for media reproduction plus a speaker for control, warning and message functions and a mid-range speaker in the dashboard for the emergency call system. In addition to ferrite mid-range speakers in the rear door panels and Neodym mid-range speakers in the front doors, all installed at a relatively high level, as well as tweeters in the exterior mirror triangles, there is a Frontbass speaker installed in the firewall in front of the front passenger which uses the volume of the cross and side members as a resonance chamber. Its sound is particularly brilliant as a result.
Bathed in sound: Burmester® surround sound system
This sound system newly available as optional equipment is specially configured for the GLE, and floods the interior with sound from a total of 14 speakers of higher quality than the standard speakers. These are actuated by an additional amplifier with digital sound processing which produces and output of 8 x 50 watts and 2 x 120 watts and is installed on the left in the luggage compartment. When this system is specified, the GLE has a Frontbass in both front footwells, a tweeter and mid-range speaker in all four side doors and two further mid-range speakers in the roof panelling ahead of the tailgate. The mid-range speaker in the dashboard is a dual coil speaker, with one coil reserved for the emergency call system and the other used by the audio system.
Brilliant sound experience: Burmester® high-end 3D surround sound system
All the installation spaces for the system already described are also used by this top-class system, however it uses higher- quality speakers with particularly strong, lightweight membranes of composite material which have even more resilience and dynamic sound reproduction. But that is not all: three additional tweeters augment the sound on both sides of the roof lining in the luggage compartment and in the centre of the dashboard. Four additional 3D mid-range speakers in the roof next to the B-pillars and in front of the rear-view mirror reproduce the medium frequencies and ensure an impressive surround sound. While full, powerful bass tones not only come from the Frontbass speakers, but also from an additional woofer in each side door, and particularly from a 25-litre subwoofer in the luggage compartment, which has its own 400-watt amplifier.
Both Burmester® systems naturally have numerous adjustment options, and all audio systems for the new GLE allow the connection of a wide range of mobile devices.