Mercedes Benz and SIRIUS Satellite Radi today announced that Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) plans to significantly increase the rate at which they install SIRIUS radios in Mercedes-Benz vehicles to more than 80 percent for 2007, with plans to continue building to 90 percent for 2008 and over 90 percent by 2009. The growth in the installation rate far exceeds earlier estimates of 50 percent that were set less than two years ago.
The luxury automaker also plans to offer SIRIUS as standard equipment on two additional models this year the S-Class and CLS. The new models will become available with SIRIUS at dealerships later this year. SIRIUS is currently standard in Mercedes-Benz’s SL-Class and CL-Class model vehicles, and all AMG and 600 model vehicles.