X-522 · 2-DIN Infotainer with Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto

The X-522 is a top modern 2-DIN entertainer with a large 17.1 cm / 6.75" touchscreen monitor, DAB+ and FM tuner, two USB ports and an extensive Bluetooth suite. However, the new XZENT is above all an ideal partner for smartphones as it supports both Apple CarPlay and Google Android AutoTM.

Xzent: X-522 2-DIN multimedia system with CarPlay

Optimized for maximum size

The X-522 infotainer is ideal for vehicles with 2-DIN mounting slots. The display is optimized for maximum size. The attractive graphical user interface supports 7 EU languages.

X-522 Image perspective

Capacitive 6.75“ LCD-TFT display

The capacitive, touch-sensitive 17.1 cm / 6.75“ LCD TFT screen can be operated like a smartphone and convinces with its durable glass surface panel as well as with its brilliant reproduction of images and videos.

X-522 Main GUI

Use your smartphone

Connect your compatible Apple or Android smartphone to navigate, stream music, and more. The X-522 supports Apple CarPlay and AndroidAutoTM.

X-522 support of Android Auto and CarPlay

Smart connection: dock your mobile phone to the X-522

The USB port on the front panel lets you dock your phone directly to the X-522 – the XZENT then supports Apple CarPlay and Google Android AutoTM. Make phone calls, use Google or Apple maps, play music or send messages – the operation is convenient via the large touchscreen display or via voice control using Siri or Google’s voice assistant.

Xzent: X-522 GUI with CarPlay

Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay is 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-522 Apple CarPlay

Google Android Auto

Specially developed for the use of Android smartphones in the vehicle: With Android AutoTM you can use compatible apps and online services – with intuitive control via touchscreen or the Google voice assistant.

X-522 Google Android Auto

DAB+ and FM: best radio reception

The X-522 is a top modern entertainer that convinces with its up-to-date functionality. The integrated DAB+ tuner ensures clear digital radio reception, but also scores with advanced comfort features. In areas without DAB+ broadcasting, the sensitive FM RDS tuner provides an excellent reception of conventional FM radio stations.

DAB+ tuner

Thanks to its integrated DAB+ tuner with MOT slideshow, DLS-text, Comfort Scan and DAB-DAB service following, the X-522 provides clear digital radio reception. An active DAB antenna is included in the set.

X-522 menu DAB+ tuner

FM RDS radio

The FM RDS tuner features 18 station pre­sets and is optimized for best reception in the EU area. This guarantees noise-free FM radio reception – even in areas with weaker signal levels.

X-522 menu FM tuner
Image X-522 street

Multimedia & Sound

Enjoy your songs and videos via USB or via your smartphone: The X-522 features a second USB port on the device backside for connection of a USB memory device and related audio and video playback duties. Aside of the integrated 4 x 40 watts amplifier there is a graphic 8-band equalizer with several sound presets for best sound optimization in the target vehicle.

USB 2.0 A/V playback

The USB 2.0 port on the front panel supports connected smartphones with Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto. The rear-panel USB 2.0 port supports A/V media playback from USB media.

X-522 - menu USB

Graphic equalizer with sound-profiles

The X-522 features an 8-band graphic equalizer to control the sound balance in the cockpit, e.g. to optimize the sound of the factory speakers. 6 standard sound-profiles allow quick and easy sound adjustment.

X-522 graphic equalizer

Bluetooth module with A2DP

Bluetooth makes telephoning and listening to music in the vehicle much more com­fortable: thanks to hands-free function with sync of up to 1,000 contacts, contact search function and 12 favorites, as well as BT audio streaming with song and artist info.

X-522 Bluetooth main menü

More functions X-522

IR-In for external CAN/Stalk interfaces

The X-522 has an IR-In port. This input accepts separately available CAN or SWC adapters to integrate vehicle functions such as the multifunction steering wheel buttons.

X-522 Connection steering wheel remote control

Reversing camera connection

The X-522 has an input for rear view cameras with CVBS signal. The display of the camera image is triggered auto­ma­tically by entering reverse gear. You can also manually display the camera function via the camera icon in the main menu.

Active DAB+ windshield antenna

An active DAB antenna is included in the scope of delivery. Simply attach it to the windshield and the digital signal can be received in the best quality. The antenna is universal for all vehicles and can be easily glued to the inside of the window.

360° view X-522

Key Features

  • 2-DIN DAB+ infotainer
  • DAB+ tuner with Service Following, MOT slideshow, Comfort Scan, DLS-text and 12 V supply for active DAB antenna
  • Capacitive, touch sensitive 6.75" / 17.1 cm 16:9 LCD-TFT display screen
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Google Android AutoTM
  • Graphical user interface supporting 7 EU languages
  • Bi-color key illumination red / white
  • Active DAB+ windshield antenna supplied with the set


  • Bluetooth module with hands-free function
  • Import of 1,000 phone book contact entries with 3 phone numbers each
  • Speed dial menu for 12 contact favourites
  • External Bluetooth microphone

Multimedia and Audio

  • FM RDS radio with 18 station pre-sets
  • USB 2.0 port on device front panel for Apple CarPlay and Google Android AutoTM
  • USB 2.0 port on device backside for media playback from external memory, supporting playback of MPEG1/2, XviD, MP3, WAV, AIFF, FLAC, AAC, MPEG4 file formats
  • A2DP BT-music streaming with AVRCP 1.0
  • 8-band graphical equalizer with 6 standard sound-profiles
  • 4 x 40 watts amplifier


  • 1 x USB 2.0 port on device front panel, 1 A charging current for Android Smartphones, 2.1 A for Apple iPhones
  • 1 x USB 2.0 media port on device rear panel for media playback from external memory
  • 4.2 RCA audio line pre-outs
  • 1 x RCA video input for RVC system, with automatic switching function (CVBS)
  • 1 x RCA video output (CVBS, NTSC)
  • 1 x RCA A/V input with NTSC/PAL auto switching (CVBS, auto NTSC/PAL)
  • 1 x IR-In input for external CAN/SWC interface

User Manual


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Produktvideo – English

MPEG-055B-V1.6, MCU-055B-v1.46 (old 055A-xxx) – up-to-date

New software update MPEG-055B-V1.6, MCU-055B-v1.46 available.

Devices shipped to dealers after January 2020 have MPEG-055B-V1.6, MCU-055B-v1.46 pre-installed. This update is available since 2020-JAN-20.

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

s the X-522 set accessory include a DAB antenna? Yes, an active windshield antenna is included.

Does the X-522 set accessory include GPS antenna? No, the X-522 is not a naviceiver with built-in navigation hardware. Navigation feature is provided via the smartphone features Apple CarPlay or Google Android AutoTM.


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 XZENT unit can be installed?

You need a 2-DIN slot for X-522. Depending on your car brand and model you may also need a CAN/STALK adapter or a mounting/installation kit. Your XZENT dealer may assist you here in detail.

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

Your SWC may be connected with an optional CAN/Stalk adapter. Details of functions (such as Mute, Pickup, Volume, Skip) are depending on the CAN/Stalk adapter itself. Please also note that your selected CAN/Stalk interface must be compatible to the XZENT IR/IN interface and also that an optional adapter cable ZEZ-XZENTLEAD is needed. Please contact your local XZENT dealer for further assistance.

Can I use the built-in OE hands free system of my car?

No, this is not possible. Stated models of XZENT already include a hands free feature. To avoid inter operability issues it is strongly suggested to deactivate your car's built-in OE hands free system. You can do this by removing the correct fuse for that part (please read your car's manual).

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

The X-522 needs power active antennas via P.ANT cable.

How is the X-522 system clock synchronized?

The clock can be manually set or synchronized via FM settings (CT=ON). The selected FM station needs to send the CT signal via RDS.


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

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


How do I connect my mobile phone?

You need to connect your XZENT via your smartphone or start a scan from X-522. In case of Apple CarPlay or Google Android Auto first time connection, it will be automatically paired on front-USB connection with the smartphone.

Can I edit a saved favorite contact?

It is not possible to edit favorites. However, you have to delete and re-assign a new contact after you refreshed the downloaded phonebook on your XZENT device.

Changes in contacts of my smartphone are not adopted automatically to the X-522 BT mode?

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 manual). In case of Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto, the phone is in charge of managing the contacts.

CarPlay & Android Auto

How do I start this feature?

Your Smartphone should fulfil all prerequisites and needs to be connected to the FRONT USB port of your device – the rear USB port is only for media playback via USB flash drives. You can find more detailed instruction on the initial operation and additional web links in your copy of the user manual.

Can I use wireless function?

This device does not include any WiFi hardware – CarPlay and AndroidAuto are only intended to be used via FRONT USB of your device.

I cannot find the Android Auto App in the Google Playstore?

Google Android Auto is not (yet) available in all countries worldwide. Google itself does not publish any availability data for the Android Auto app. You can, however, register at https://www.android.com/auto/ with your email address to be notified of the Android Auto availability in your country.


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

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 is not guaranteed.

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

Please use Apple CarPlay or Google Android Auto for smartphone media playback.

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?

TA broadcast can be saved with a different volume value which will be applied to any played TA after change of the value.


How do I navigate with X-522?

Please use Apple CarPlay or Google Android Auto which provide navigation via its smartphone capabilities.


Why do I need software updates?

We provide in periods system enhancements and increased compatibility for Bluetooth, 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