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Bowers & Wilkins Again Partners with BMW

Diamond Surround Sound System by Bowers & Wilkins, which is also in BMW 7 Series models, is featured in the new BMW XM.

Bowers & Wilkins is once again bringing the developments from its renowned home audio to BMW Group, with the launch of the BMW XM.

Bowers & Wilkins in BMW XM

The Diamond Surround Sound System by Bowers & Wilkins, which also featured in the launch of the new BMW 7 Series models, combines expert engineering and elegant design to deliver audio excellence throughout the vehicle’s interior.

Inspired by Bowers & Wilkins’ flagship 800 Series Diamond loudspeakers, which are used in recording studios across the globe, most notably Abbey Road Studios in London, the vehicle’s sound system features 20 high-performance speakers to deliver high-fidelity audio for all occupants.

Bowers & Wilkins worked alongside designers and sound engineers from BMW Group from the very start of the vehicle’s development to bring its world-leading sound reproduction to the XM. Together, the engineering teams ensure that speaker position around the vehicle is optimized for maximum performance.

Key features of the Diamond Surround Sound System include five aluminum tweeters, two Rohacell central bass speakers under the front seats, and two Diamond Dome tweeters in the driver and passenger side A-pillars.

The XM is the second BMW vehicle to feature Continuum cones, born out of eight years of development and a step forward in midrange speaker performance. The stainless-steel speaker grilles boast an exclusive pattern design that illuminates to help visually highlight the system’s outstanding sound quality.

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