Mercedes-Benz introduced the Media Interface Plus (MIP) several months ago to give advanced functionality to the iPod/MP3 Media Interface Cable. The part is around $500 and can be purchased from your local Mercedes-Benz dealer.

A few weeks ago a free software update was made available for current MIP owners that allows Blackberry users running OS6 with MAP to have e-mails and texts read aloud by the car and  reply with 10 customizable responses. Mercedes-Benz is hoping to expand this capability to other phones/operating systems in the future.

Mercedes-Benz also just released the Video Cable for MIP that allows the playback of video files from iPod/iPhones to the COMAND system or factory installed Rear-Seat Entertainment system. The part number is A001 827 9904 and the MSRP is $30. The Video Cable is compatible with:

  • 2009 E-Class Sedan
  • 2009-2011 CLS-Class
  • 2009-2011 M-Class
  • 2009-2011 GL-Class
  • 2009-2011 R-Class
  • 2009-2011 SL-Class
  • 2009-2011 SLK-Class

February 23, 2011 at 11:34 am by Jesse Cannon-Wallace
Category: Accessories