News fresh from CES 2012 has revealed that the 2012 Dodge Charger which becomes available in the first-quarter of this year will feature a Beats by Dr. Dre system, but don’t just dismiss this as a standard speaker upgrade as we are told that the entire audio system was designed by Chrysler Group working closely with both Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine.
The President and CEO of Dodge, Reid Bigland, revealed that the Beats by Dr. Dre audio system will bring recording-studio quality experience to the new Charger, this is thanks to a total of 10 speakers located in various places in the car, there will be 3 x 3.5-inch speakers in the instrument panel, 2 x 3.5-inch speakers in the rear doors, 2 x 6 x 9-inch woofers in the front doors and three speakers located on the rear shelf (2 x 6 x 9-inch speakers and a centrally-mounted 8-inch speaker) also there will be 8-inch subwoofer in the trunk for the bass we have come to love from Beats audio.
Previously we have seen Beats audio as an option for the Chrysler 300 models, however it comes as standard with the 2012 Chrysler 300S, we are told that the Beats Audio system will come as standard with the 2012 Dodge Charger R/T Max and Dodge Charger SXT and SXT Plus models as part of the Blacktop Package or Rallye Appearance Group, also it is included when you buy the Sound Group and Wheels and Tunes Group on Dodge Charger R/T, R/T Plus and R/T Road and Track models.
To control your audio experience there will be Uconnect Touch 8.4 mounted in the dashboard, this 8.4-inch touchscreen display will show the easily recognizable Beats by Dr. Dre splash screen upon start-up, here you can control the 12-channel amplifier to ensure that you hear music as it was intended.
It’s great to see Beats audio being brought to a wide-range of products we use on a regular basis, now we have seen HP notebooks, HTC smartphone and Dodge cars – what’s next? Perhaps future TVs will feature Beats audio, or perhaps a dedicated Beats by Dr. Dre surround-sound system will launch – we sure hope so!
Check out the official press release for yourself here.