In a press release, Apple confirmed the car models from Mercedes-Benz that now support Spatial Audio. These include the Mercedes-Benz EQS liftback, the EQS SUV, and the EQE sedan. In addition to these EVs, the feature also makes it to a handful of luxury sedans from the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and Maybach lineup. Apple’s press release also confirmed that one of the first cars to get Spatial Audio was the limited edition Mercedes-Maybach by Virgil Abloh – launched last month. This car was particularly notable for its 31-speaker audio system that includes six 3D speakers on its ceiling, four speakers close to the front seats’ ear levels, a massive 18.5-liter subwoofer, and four sound transducers for each seat. All these speakers came powered by twin amplifiers drawing 1,750 watts of power.
In addition to the Mercedes-Benz models mentioned in the initial list, Apple confirmed that the Spatial Audio feature would be rolled out to other models in the future. Apple says that the Spatial Audio feature is fully integrated into these vehicles via Mercedes’ MBUX infotainment system. Mercedes-Benz owners who own any of the aforementioned cars and have already subscribed to Apple Music can start enjoying the Spatial Audio feature in their vehicle right away.