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How to install and configure CarPlay on a Mercedes Benz with iPhone

Written by Hassan Abbas

All Mercedes Benz models are compatible with iPhone CarPlay. You will have access to calls, messages, Maps, Apple Music and other apps.

Do you really like your iPhone fully integrated with your Mercedes-Benz? Thanks to CarPlay you will not have to wait much longer as it already informing its distributors of the new models that will include CarPlay.

A tool that allows you to control many of the iPhone functions from the monitor of your car, through the vehicle’s own controls. Let’s come to know how to configure this tool and learn about all compatible car models.

How to install and configure Carplay on your Mercedes-Benz via iPhone

CarPlay provides access through your iPhone to Messages, Apple Music, Maps, calls, podcasts. It also provides access to external applications i.e: Radio, iHeartRadio, Spotify or CBS Radio. All iPhone models from 5 are compatible, and it is necessary to have an iOS 8 or higher installed.

The application is displayed on the monitor located on the front of the car. It uses its own controls to use it either tactile or with buttons. The great benefit of being an Apple application is that we can also control it with Siri, whose commands are activated with voice control on the steering wheel.

CarPlay works with compatible iPhones that are connected through a special USB input. This input is special for connecting mobile devices to the car monitor and is indicated as such.

Costs to install CarPlay in a Mercedes-Benz

CarPlay is available in virtually all Mercedes models. Depending on the model chosen it can be installed by means of an extra premium.

In the model before December 2015, there are different radios and tools that integrate CarPlay.These are round about three hundred dollars depending on the model.

An official list of Mercedes-Benz models compatible with iPhone Carplay

Mercedes-Benz sent an internal document to its distributors. It confirms that the CarPlay tool would be available in several models of 2016. That’s why many models have been enabled for the use of CarPlay.


Here is the list of the specific models:
  • Class A (2016-2018)
  • Class B (2016-2018)
  • CLA (2016-2018)
  • CLS (2016-2018)
  • Cabrio E Class (2016-2018)
  • E-Class Coupé (2016-2018)
  • GLA (2016-2018)
  • GLE (2016-2018)
  • Class E (2017-2018)
  • GLS (2017-2018)
  • SL (2017-2018)
As we know that CarPlay already presents more than 400 car models i.e:
  • Audi
  • Cadillac
  • Chevrolet
  • Ferrari
  • Honda
  • Hyundai
  • Porsche
  • Volkswagen
  • Volvo etc.

Nowadays its a basic option for many buyers.

Today majority of new car models can have CarPlay, but if in doubt visit the official Apple website.


Check the list of model numbers and tell us if it is not your model? Or if it is compatible we will add it to the list.

Does your CarPlay car have? Would you pay for a premium package that included it for your new car? Leave your opinion in the comment section below!

Till then! Keep smiling 😀

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About the author

Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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