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Several of our later production 2016 models are now equipped with Apple CarPlay. Here is how it works!
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This is the result of my previous Cargo Area Experiment in the GLE-Class! A happy Lab is the best reward!
I was trying these out for a customer today in a GLE-Class and thought someone else might be interested.
1 – Wire Mesh Divider Part Number A1668600042
This is a super heavy duty divider! It took two people to get it positioned in the car and is a bear to screw in. However, if you plan to leave it in full time it is very clean looking and would certainly keep everything in the cargo area contained! Approximate cost: $500
2 – Old Dog Net from 2013 or so
I am guessing everyone who had an ML in 2013 has one of these kicking around the garage because it came standard back then. It is out of production now but I am sure you could find one on Ebay or Craig’s list. It is cloth mesh on the top and straps on the bottom, folds in half for easy storage and would allow objects to pass under with the seats folded flat.
There you go! Two containment options!
Apple CarPlay® is designed to allow the same clean, simple interface that users enjoy on their iPhone® to be also shown on their vehicle’s display.
Functionality of Apple CarPlay® includes:
CLA, GLA, B-Class from December 1 Production: Smartphone Integration Package $350 or Included with Multimedia Package
E-Class, CLS-Class from December 1 Production: Included with premium 1 Package
GLE-Class from January 8 Production: Included with premium 1 Package
Here is a quick demo of the Garmin Map Pilot for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, CLA-Class and CLS-Class. This is a very well integrated system and I highly recommend it.
Did you know that Atlanta Classic Cars has the only Mercedes-Benz Authorized Collision Center in Georgia? We fix all kinds of damage…
This wheel was destroyed by a very deep pothole. It broke the rim, flattened the tire and made it impossible for a new tire to seal properly. Mercedes-Benz First Class Wheel & Tire Protection replaced them both at no charge!
Wheel & Tire, as we commonly refer to it, is just one of many protection plans that Mercedes-Benz Financial Services offers to our customers. You do not have to lease or finance to take advance of these products. As a salesperson it is important to me that my customers have the coverage that matters to them. A flat tire in your new car is sad…but getting it fixed at no charge is helpful. Your teenager curbing two wheels is sad…but getting it touched up at no charge is awesome!
I have countless stories of customers who would have been out thousands of dollars if they had not purchased Wheel & Tire. And I have plenty of customers that just have the curb rash touched up at no charge every time they are in the neighborhood. There are lots of benefits!
Ask your local finance manager about Wheel & Tire Protection Plus as well as the other products from Mercedes-Benz Financial!
The Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has only been available for a few months and I am just starting to get feedback from my early adopters. It seems to be a hit! This client did his research early and asked for a couple of additions before he picked it up.
The Cargo Tray is an excellent addition to the vehicle. The 2″ tall lip means that anything you spill will be contained. The first time they handed it to me at the parts desk I was sure it was the wrong one. It was huge! The GLA250 really does have an impressive amount of storage.
The Coat Hangar works for most Mercedes-Benz models (must have headrest stalks) and is a popular option with doctors. I guess balling up your lab coat in the back seat is a no-no.
Also, I just saw an announcement that the all-weather liners for the GLA-Class, CLA-Class and B-Class are now available.
Accessorize your Mercedes! You’ll love it even more!
The Drive Kit Plus is available as a dealer installed option for many Mercedes-Benz models. This accessory allows you to control many of your iPhone features from the vehicle controls.
Mercedes-Benz has just announced that the new Drive Kit Plus for the iPhone 5 is now available as a VPC installed option for the CLA-Class for $700! This will save you labor charges at the dealership and make sure it is ready to go when the car arrives.
Also, VPC installed options can be added to the vehicle after it has already been built, but before it gets to the port. So, if you have a CLA-Class on the way and decide the Drive Kit Plus would be a good option for you, your dealer should be able to add it on!
05Avgc Drive Kit Plus for iPhone 5/5C/5S MY2014 CLA-Class $700