2012 BMW 6 Series Coupe Gets Bang and Olufsen Surround Sound System

The first in-car sound system developed by Bang & Olufsen for German automaker BMW has now been introduced, with the debut of the all-new 6 Series Coupe. The High-end Surround Sound System developed by the Danish company comes with various unique features, such as the Floating Frame solid aluminum grilles.

We are talking here about special mountings that separate the grille from the frame, offering the illusion that the grille is floating in mid-air. This space between the grille and frame also houses small LEDs that cast light subtly into the cabin when the system is activated.

When the system is activated, a loudspeaker cover in the centre of the dashboard silently lifts to reveal the large acoustic lens while the embedded LED lights simultaneously turn on – a process the manufacturer calls Light Orchestration.

The Bang & Olufsen patented Acoustic Lens Technology distributes sound horizontally with 180º of dispersion to give the best possible acoustic experience for anywhere in front of the speaker. At a closer look, the acoustic lens cover reveals an additional mid-range loudspeaker that delivers the sound throughout the cabin.

Also unique to the new system is the 'Perl Glanz’ (Pearl Gloss) colour and large-diameter, machine-drilled holes. In addition, the large holes and overall grille maximize the airflow, while matching interior lines of the 6 Series Coupe. Finally, the Bang & Olufsen name has been laser engraved onto the surface of the majority of the grilles.

“We at Bang & Olufsen are proud to present such a spectacular car sound system for a car as unique as the all new BMW 6 Series Coupe. The cooperation between BMW and Bang & Olufsen is a true win-win for our customers and we very much look forward to bringing this first, joint audio product to the market. This enables the numerous Bang & Olufsen fans among BMW drivers to experience the same Bang & Olufsen sound experience as they do at home,”
said Tue Mantoni, CEO of Bang & Olufsen.
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