LUXURY SOUNDS:

Created by BMW and Bowers & Wilkins.

Sound is a huge part of the BMW experience. From the natural noises filtering in from the outside of the car to the soundtracks that you love to hear while driving, it’s an extra layer of sensation that makes the journey not only immersive but also much more enjoyable. This is why BMW joined forces with Bowers & Wilkins; together, they shared a desire to create a luxury audio experience truly worthy of The Ultimate Driving Machine – and the results are mesmerising.
 

THE DIAMOND DIFFERENCE.

BMW and Bowers & Wilkins both believed that the audio experience should not only match the elegant interiors, but should also transcend the moment. Every BMW passenger and driver alike should feel like they are experiencing the most accurate reproduction of the original recording.

To achieve this, the Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System was created. This first-of-a-kind car sound system was made possible with advanced acoustic technologies, such as the Diamond Dome tweeters, and has been matched individually to each BMW model for greater impact.

Bowers & Wilkins speaker

THE SOUND TEST.

Here are 6 songs that the engineers at Bowers & Wilkins use to test their car audio systems, from treble and bass quality to the way they handle rhythm and dynamics.
 


The 6 test songs on Spotify

PLAYLIST


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  • Gregory Porter: “Holding On”

    The rich and harmonious audio texture – boasting soulful tones, instrumentals and vocal elements – offers a perfect sound composition for testing the stereo capabilities.

  • Lorde: “Royals”

    The undulating bass sounds, which interplay nicely with the vocals, are ideal when sampling the system’s subwoofer and speaker quality.

  • deadmau5 featuring Grabbitz: “Let Go”

    With supreme production value, “Let Go” will give the system’s scale, spatial presentation and subwoofer power a good test drive.

  • ZZ Top: “Blue Jean Blues”

    Featuring an emotive blues guitar solo loaded with trilly bits and beautifully placed notes, this tune will come to life in your head as well as it does on the screen visualiser.

  • The Black Keys: ”Gold On The Ceiling”

    Fusing 60s vocal harmonies, 70s Glam Rock and electro-bass rhythm, this track will test the integration between the main speakers and the subwoofer.

  • José James: “Trouble”

    Give the whole sound system a good thorough testing with this melting pot of music, boasting hip-hop, R&B and modern jazz.

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