Mercedes CarPlay and Android Auto retrofit.
Mercedes only started to support Apple CarPlay and Android auto in some vehicles from 2016 and more from 2018.
We can retrofit the factory CarPlay system to newer vehicles, but that leaves all of us with older vehicles like the W204 C class, pre-2019 W205 C class, W221 S Classes etc without a decent solution.
We can now install an aftermarket unit hidden away that provides CarPlay and Android Auto. Which means you can now use Waze, Google Maps etc via your car’s entertainment system.
You start-up CarPlay by holding down one button and selecting AUX on the audio system, and then use the car’s rotary controller to navigate the menus and so on. The only limitation is that you need to listen to audio sources from the telephone otherwise you won’t hear incoming phone calls or phone navigation instructions.
- NTG4.5 Audio-20 and COMAND in W176 A, W246 B, W117 CLA, W156 GLA, W204 C, W212 E, W207 E, W166 ML, W166 GL, R231 SL
- NTG5*1 Audio-20 in W176 A, W246 B, W117 CLA, W156 GLA, W204 C, W212 E, W207 E, W166 ML, W166 GL, R231 SL
- NTG5*2 Audio-20 and COMAND in W205 C class, W213 E class Audio-20, W238 E class Audio-20, W253 GLC, W447 V-Class, AMG-GT,
- NTG4.0 in W212 E class and W207 E class
Note that vehicles with NTG5*1 COMAND (~2016 facelifted W176 A, W246 B, W117 CLA, W156 GLA, W204 C, W212 E, W207 E, W166 ML, W166 GL, R231 SL) and COMAND in the W213 E, W238 E classes can have Factory CarPlay and Android Auto retrofitted. Later W213 E, W238 E with Audio-20 NTG5.5 can have Factory CarPlay and Android Auto retrofitted also
Factory CarPlay retrofits start at £399 inc VAT, the aftermarket system starts at £749 and is model dependent.
Please contact us with your car’s VIN number and we will let you know what can be added to your vehicle.
Heres a photo of the system installed in a W221 NTG3.5 S-Class Mercedes Benz.