Just one guitar riff is all it will take for you to discover that the all-new Volvo XC90 can transport you in more ways than one.
You know us for building safe cars, now, you will also know us for our audio systems. Great music and sound are among the most important factors for a truly enjoyable drive. This makes the choice of audio systems a vital part of our designed-around-you philosophy. It’s this very reason we have crafted an audio system with Bowers & Wilkins unmatched in the experience it provides you and your passengers.
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This meant integrating the sound system into the very fabric of the design of the XC90 – not just bolting it on as an afterthought. Thinking about the best possible place for the speakers to maximize their effectiveness. Thinking about where to place the tweeters to bring out the highlights of the music. Thinking about how we could give every person in the car the same level of quality experience, no matter which seat they’re sitting in. Because we design our cars with more than just the
driver in mind.
It’s difficult to express the feeling that good sound gives you. You just know it’s right, and even more so when it isn’t.
“The Bowers & Wilkins audio system in the XC90 sounds incredibly tangible and lifelike”
Stuart Nevill, Head of Engineering, B&W
In creating the best sound system in the history of Volvo, we have also achieved a world first. A subwoofer is absolutely crucial to very high-quality, powerful bass tones but usually demands a compromise on space within a car’s cabin. But because the subwoofer has been integrated into the structure of the XC90 by being placed by the rear wheel arch, no space of any kind is sacrificed. It’s something that’s never been done. The subwoofer uses an opening in the wheel arch to feed fresh air into the car, which means a larger volume of air can be pulsed. It enables extremely low bass tones for a much richer sound experience.
Using an innovative approach to deliver the richest listening experience possible, we have created an audio environment that is one of the very best in the world, inside or outside a car. To achieve this, we teamed up with Bowers & Wilkins to create the purest sound system in the industry. Together, we’ve created three different Room Modes that deliver very distinct audio experiences. This is just one of the unique features that sets the remarkable audio system in the XC90 apart – here is a sound system that will allow you to adapt your audio experience to fit not only the type of music being played, but also your mood.
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A premium sound experience is a crucial element of luxury driving.
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The exclusive Premium Audio system by Bowers & Wilkins provides amazing sound, whether you like rock, jazz or hip-hop. It has the particular ability to deliver the power and the punch for bass riffs, but with the delicacy to render the softest nuances with pin-sharp accuracy. This attention to audio detail is what makes Bowers & Wilkins the perfect partner for creating an immersive experience in the new Volvo XC90.