X-227 · 2-DIN Infotainer with Apple CarPlay, DAB+, USB and Bluetooth

Modern infotainment for your car or your motorhome: The XZENT X-227 integrates perfectly into the dashboard of vehicles with a 2-DIN slot, providing the latest entertainment functions. The capacitive 6.5“ / 16.5 cm touchscreen display enables simple, intuitive and completely safe control of the device while driving. The capacitive display reacts to just a light touch – a fingertip is enough. The strong brightness of the high resolution display, its crystal clear transparency, brilliant colors, and large contrast range ensure good readability even in difficult light conditions – a perfect platform for media content playback.

X-227 · 2-DIN car radio with Apple CarPlay, DAB+, USB and Bluetooth

Capacitive TFT LCD display

The X-227 comes with a capacitive 6.5“/ 16.5 cm TFT touchscreen display. The totally clear and glossy touch panel offers high brightness, clarity and lifelike colour reproduction.

X-227 capacitive display

Variable illumination color

The key illumination of the sensor buttons can be adjusted in any color tone for optimum compatibility of the X-227 with the night illumination color of different vehicle brand cockpits.

X-227: Variable illumination color

Shorter housing body

The housing depth of the X-227 is reduced by approx. 20 mm compared to other 2-DIN device models. This provides ample space for the connections and cables when installing the device.

X-227: Shorter housing body

Smart connection: dock your mobile phone to the X-227

The USB port on the front panel lets you dock your phone directly to the X-227 – the XZENT then supports Apple CarPlay. Dank der einfachen, intuitiven Benutzeroberfläche mit speziell für die Fahrzeugnutzung entwickelten Apps wird die Ablenkung minimiert. Und Ihre Hände bleiben beim Fahren am Lenkrad. Via the AndroidLink function the X-227 seamlessly integrates Android smartphones and mirrors apps on the infotainer display,

Apple CarPlay

The X-227 supports Apple CarPlay – a smarter, safer and more entertaining way to use an iPhone in the car. With CarPlay, you can make phone calls, navigate, listen to music, and access messages with Siri voice control

X-227 2-DIN car radio with Apple CarPlay


AndroidLink is an integrated advanced app for Android OS smartphones supporting screen mirroring and direct control of the app functions via the touchscreen of the X-227. The use of AndroidLink on the X-227 is a joy because of the large display.

X-227 car radio with mirroring of apps

USB, DAB+ and FM: your entertainment on the road

The X-227 also provides the best mobile entertainment and digital radio reception with its “par excellence” integrated DAB+ tuner. In areas without DAB+ broadcasting, the sensitive FM RDS tuner provides an excellent reception of conventional FM radio stations.

X-227: 2-DIN car radio, mounted in VW Golf

DAB+ Twin Tuner

The X-227 features a DAB+ twin-tuner offering MOT Slideshow, dynamic station list, DAB-DAB Service Following and DLS-text. Aside of these comfort features, the clear digital radio reception and the simple operation are additional score points.

X-227:  car radio with DAB+

FM RDS tuner

The FM RDS radio receiver of the X-227 integrates a DSP for better sound quality in areas of weaker FM reception. The radio stations can be stored in 18 station presets.

X-227 with UKW and DAB+

A/V playback

Two rear USB ports, mircoSD card reader, made for iPod/iPhone, HDMI input and a broad media-file com­patibility: The X-227 is well prepared and ideally equipped for the latest A/V format playback.

X-227  car radio with USB

Bluetooth HFP + music streaming

Hands-free calling with with ex­cellent voice quality, search function, phone book syn­chronization, import of up to 1,000 phone book contacts with 3 numbers each enable safe ope­ration while driving.

  • Bluetooth 4.2 module with hands-free function
  • Import of 1,000 phone book entries with 3 phone numbers each
  • Memory-resident phone book with direct access to sync’d contacts
  • Phone book contact search function via keypad
  • Internal Bluetooth microphone, additional input for external microphone (contained in the set)

More functions X-227

X-227 Imagebild car radio

Reversing camera connections

The XZENT X-227 features two RCA video inputs (Cam1/Cam2) for the control of two camera systems with switched power and auto switching logic.

X-227 reversing camera connections

CAM sensor key

In addition to the FAV button configurable via the system settings, the X-227 offers a CAM sensor key on the front panel of the device, allowing manual control of the rear-view camera.

X-227: CAM sensor key

SWC integration

The X-227 offers an input for separately available CAN/stalk interfaces for SWC inte­­gration. The X-227 supports FIAT Ducato (X290) steering wheel control buttons ex-works directly – e.g. there is no need to purchase a separate SWC interface.

X-227: SWC integration

360° view X-227

Function Highlights

  • 2-DIN infotainer
  • Capacitive, touch sensitive 6.5 inch/16.5 cm cm display screen (800 x 480 pixels)
  • DAB+ twin tuner with DAB-DAB Service Following, MOT slideshow, dynamic station list and DLS-text
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth 4.2 module with hands-free function and A2DP
  • Control of up to two camera systems with auto switching function
  • Graphical user interface supporting 10 different EU lan­guages
  • Illuminated RGB multicolour sensor field buttons
  • Programmable interface for the assignment of multifunction steering wheel keys
  • IR remote control


  • Bluetooth 4.2 module with hands-free function
  • Import of 1,000 phone book entries with 3 phone numbers each
  • Memory-resident phone book with direct access to sync’d contacts
  • Phone book contact search function via keypad
  • Internal Bluetooth microphone, additional input for external microphone, external microphone contained in the set

Multimedia + Audio

  • DAB+ receiver with twin tuner
  • FM RDS radio with 18 station presets and DSP noise masking
  • Two USB 2.0 ports on device backside for file playback from USB memory or smartphone
  • microSD card reader slot for A/V file playback from microSD(HC) memory cards
  • Supported A/V file formats (SDHC, USB): MP3, FLAC, AAC, WMA, AVI, MPEG-1/2, MPEG4, M4V (H.264), MKV 1080p, WMV, XviD
  • AndroidLink for Android OS smartphones with dual protocol support
  • Made for iPod/iPhone
  • A2DP BT-music streaming with AVRCP 1.0
  • 8-band graphical equalizer with 7 predefined sound-profiles
  • HDMI input for compatible accessories and mobile devices v4 x 40 watts amplifier


  • 4.2 RCA line pre-outs (3 V)
  • 2 x USB port with ≥ 700 mA smartphone charging current each
  • 2 x RCA video input for camera signal (CVBS) with switched power supply
  • 1 x DIN FM antenna input socket
  • 1 x SMB DAB antenna input socket with switchable 12 V phantom power supply
  • 1 x RCA video output (CVBS, NTSC)
  • 1 x RCA A/V input with NTSC/PAL auto switching (CVBS)
  • 1 x HDMI input
  • 1 x 3.5 mm jack connector for external Bluetooth microphone
  • Input for the connection of the programmable SWC interface
  • 1 x IR-In input for connection of an external CAN/SWC interface

User Manual


Product video – German
Product video – English

V2.3 up-to-date

This device may be delivered with different DAB FW versions – V0F or V10. Both are equivalent on this model.

Delivery to dealers since DEC 2020 with latest SW.

No updates available.

If you do not find an answer to your question, you can also send your query to our Support Department at: support@xzent.com. Depending on the volume of queries received, it may not be possible to reply immediately. To avoid callbacks please also state the type of device and other details, such as software version, and any other useful information.

Accessory and scope of delivery

Does the X-227 set accessory include a DAB antenna?

No, a DAB antenna is not included. We suggest using an active DAB antenna because the X-402 supports internal phantom power. Connector at antenna should be SMB [f] on XZENT a SMB [m] is used.

Does the set accessory include a HDMI cable?

No, but we offer optionally GBA-HDMIBOX (1 x HDMI, 2 x USB) for the X-227.

Can I use the GBA-XHDMI cable on my X-227?

No, the cable is not suited for us with the X-227.


On ignition of the engine my XZENT device powers off and reboots again.

XZENT units include a low-voltage protection to avoid undersupply for certain integrated circuits (ICs) that may not work properly without correct and steady supply voltage. Please consult your car service point or car garage to review your car´s battery and wiring.

Mounting / Installation

Which requirements does my car have to fulfill that the X-227 can be installed?

The vehicle must be equipped with a 2-DIN radio slot so that the XZENT device can be installed. Depending on the vehicle, a CAN / Stalk adapter and / or a 2-DIN installation kit is required. Your XZENT specialist dealer will be happy to advise you on this.

Can I operate my XZENT device with my existing steering wheel control (SWC) elements?

Some of the analog SWCs of the compatible vehicles can easily be connected via plug & play. For a Fiat Ducato (X290) you can use the standard values of your XZENT device directly. For other vehicles with an analogue SWC, you must first reprogram the SWC. The device can also be connected with an optional stalk interface. Please refer to the user manual for more details.

I’m using a dual sensor camera, how do I connect it to the X-227?

In case of a dual sensor camera with only one 12 V supply, please connect it to the CAMERA1-In port. For dual sensor reversing cameras, a separate accessory GNL-SWV2X1-RCA is available, which can be used to connect the cam to the CAMERA1-In port. If you are using 2 individual cameras which feature separate 12 V supplies, please use the CAMERA1-In and CAMERA2-In ports and connect them to the Camera1 12 V and Camera2 12 V supply leads of the device.

My car owns an active FM-antenna type. Do I need an antenna feed adapter?

It is possible to power active antennas via P.ANT cable. However please regard the vehicle compatibility list stated in the device installation manual. For the various compatible vehicle types please also consult your dealer.


Does the device generate lines for the camera view and are they dynamically following the steering wheel position?

No, the device does not generate grid lines for the camera view. In case you prefer grid lines for maneuvering, you should purchase a camera model that draws grid lines by the camera itself.


How do I connect my mobile phone?

You need to connect your XZENT via your smart phone (see device user manual).

XZENT request a PIN to pair, what shall I enter?

Usually the device will generate a 6-digit code automatically, you only need to confirm it. In case you need to manually enter a PIN code please try four times zero (0000).

Changes in contacts of my smartphone are not adopted automatically?

Your smartphone contacts will only be downloaded after your confirmation during the first connection after search&pair. Any later changes made to your contacts must be refreshed manually (see device user manual).


What do I need to consider on usage of USB/SD for media playback?

Special functions such as CarPlay or AndroidLink only work on the USB1 port - this port should also be specially marked when installing the device. If the device was installed by someone else, you can simply test both USB ports in case of doubt (the port is also displayed as the source name in USB mode).

For USB media playback, make sure that the data carrier you want to use has been FAT32 formatted on a Windows PC or notebook. XZENT generally recommends using high quality USB sticks with a data volume of up to 32 GB. Please also note that the USB connection is designed for a maximum current consumption of 500 mA. This means that normal hard disks are usually not compatible because the drive's startup current is too high. The external hard drive will not be indexed in this case.

Please make sure your SD-cards/USB-sticks are FAT32 formatted. XZENT suggests using high quality products with a maximum of 32 GB capacity. Higher capacity may work but cannot be guaranteed.

Is it possible to play A/V files from my smart phone?

Yes, you can use CarPlay, iPod Mode or AndroidLink, for Audio you can also use BT-Music.

My USB/SD device is not detected by XZENT even after new format.

It may happen that the file system of your device is damaged: by high frequent write/re-write cycles, inappropriate usage (including storage), errors on first format or some other reasons. Windows OS for example offers 2 different ways of format, quick-format and full-format. In such problem cases it is advised to use full-format and make sure you use FAT32 as file system. Note: if even after full format, your data devices are still not detected, it may result from an incompatibility of data carrier controller-ICs. Please try a different brand/maker.

Is there an automatic volume increase on broadcasted traffic announcements?

No, depending on the device a pop up prompting “Traffic announcement” or an Icon is displayed if the function is set ON.

I want to mirror music and videos wirelessly using Wi-Fi on the screen of theX-227, so I need the GBA-WIFI HDMI Dongle, available as an accessory. Which smartphones are compatible with the GBA-WIFI dongle?

For Miracast mode at least Android 4.4 or higher is needed. In DNLA mode, depending on the source device manufacturer, Airplay requires iOS5 or higher. Additionally, check the smartphone's product info. Please make sure that the dongle is set to the correct mode.

I want to use the GBA-WIFI dongle. Which source devices would be compatible?

All display devices (like a TV) with a standard HDMI type A input, such as theX-227, may use it as target display. Additionally, a 5 V DC power source (e.g. USB) is required. We suggest using our extension cable GBA-HDMIBOX.


Why do I need software updates?

We provide in periods system enhancements, to keep your device up to date with the latest software.

Where do I get XZENT software updates?

As soon as released you can find them on our XZENT homepage at: Support > Software updates.

What do I have to consider with software updates?

Attention: Software updates can only be applied via USB1 port. Please make sure that you pay attention to this point, when installing the device yourself. Port1 needs to be connected and well-marked. In case the device was not installed by yourself – please try the other USB port in case you see that the update is only partially installed. The Update Instruction Guide also mentions this point in detail. The port is also displayed in the USB source during USB media playback.