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[March 05, 2014]

HARMAN extends premium infotainment system across BMW

(Cision Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Seamless HARMAN connectivity and convenience for in-car infotainment now available in more BMW ranges than ever GENEVA –HARMAN, the premium global audio and infotainment group (NYSE:HAR), is rolling out its premium infotainment system across a wider range of BMW models than ever. The BMW i8, X3M, X4 and 4-Series Grand Coupé are the latest to join an impressive line-up of BMW cars to feature the HARMAN premium infotainment system, which combines wireless connectivity, enhanced 3D navigation and even office tools into a single, easily accessible unit. The vehicle interior is soundscaped by Harman Kardon® audio, which perfectly complements the rich choice of infotainment.


New in the BMW i8, X3M, X4 and 4-Series Grand Coupé, the infotainment system features a redesigned human machine interface (HMI) for smarter, simpler interaction. The system is powered by a 1.3 GHz processor, and offers 200 GB of hard disk storage space for maps, music and data. Navigation is enriched with realistic 3D city models, with advanced guidance integrating real-time traffic information. Entering destinations is a “one-shot” action, with the city, street and building number all in one natural sequence. The high-resolution display delivers consistently sharp clarity of detail, ensuring drivers can digest screen content at a glance. For added safety on the roads, all features are voice-controlled, minimizing driver distraction.

With audio from Harman Kardon, the sound experience will thrill drivers and passengers alike. The BMW 4 Series Grand Coupé, X3, and X4 all feature seven 26 mm tweeters, two 270 mm central bass woofers, and seven 100 mm mid-range speakers, powered by a Harman Kardon® Logic 7® DSP amplifier in Class D technology with a total output of 600 W. The BMW i8 has a total of eleven loudspeakers – five 26 mm tweeters, five 100 mm ALumaprene mid-range speakers and one 150 x 230 mm midbass woofer. Sound is delivered through the 360 W Harman Kardon® Logic 7® DSP amplifier in Class D technology.

“The premium infotainment system from HARMAN with Harman Kardon audio shows the way forward for in car entertainment, navigation and connectivity – and we are delighted BMW has chosen to extend its collaboration with HARMAN by rolling out this superior infotainment landscape to even more vehicles across its range,” says Sachin Lawande, President Infotainment Division, HARMAN.

HARMAN at Geneva Motor Show 2014: Visit HARMAN during the Geneva Motor Show 2014 at its joint booth 6240 with Rinspeed in hall 6 for a demonstration of HARMAN’s portfolio of infotainment and in-car audio solutions.  Follow HARMAN online during the Geneva Motor Show 2014: · Find more Geneva news at the HARMAN Newsroom (http://www.harman.com/EN-US/Newscenter/Pages/Home.aspx) · Like HARMAN on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Harman/261893155923) · Check out our YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/harmanintl) · Follow HARMAN on Twitter @harmannews (https://twitter.com/#!/harmannews) · Subscribe to our RSS feeds (http://apps.shareholder.com/rss/rss.aspx?channels=7238&companyid=H AR&sh_auth=2176535567%2E0%2E0%2E5502a9f6a5431e12d53f7d46535a0531) About HARMAN HARMAN (www.harman.com) designs, manufactures, and markets a wide range of infotainment and audio solutions for the automotive, consumer, and professional markets. It is a recognized world leader across its customer segments with premium brands including AKG®, Harman Kardon®, Infinity®, JBL®, Lexicon®, and Mark Levinson® and leading-edge connectivity, safety and audio technologies. The company is admired by audiophiles across multiple generations and supports leading professional entertainers and the venues where they perform. More than 25 million automobiles on the road today are equipped with HARMAN audio and infotainment systems. HARMAN has a workforce of 14,800 people across the Americas, Europe, and Asia and reported sales of $4.7 billion for the last twelve months ended December 31, 2013.

For further information please contact: HARMAN Nicole Mehr Director Corporate Affairs and Communications Europe Becker-Göring-Str. 16 D-76307 Karlsbad Phone: +49-7248-71-1272 nicole.mehr@harman.com Text 100 Robert Zormeier Nymphenburger Str. 168 D-80634 München Phone: +49-89-998370-17 Harman@text100.de © 2014 HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated. All rights reserved. Harman Kardon, Infinity, JBL, Lexicon and Mark Levinson are trademarks of HARMAN International Industries, Incorporated, registered in the United States and/or other countries. AKG is a trademark of AKG Acoustics GmbH, registered in the United States and/or other countries. Features, specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.

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