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Mercedes-Benz Illuminated Star

This video is on the Mercedes-Benz Accessories YouTube Channel…no word yet on price or availability of this item.

2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Accessories – Sport Tail Lamp Kit with Clear Lenses!

There are lots of ways to customize your Mercedes-Benz! These Sport Tail Lamps with clear lenses recently became available and we installed them in a 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. I parked a standard tail light car next to it for comparison. The clear lenses give it a very custom, European look in my opinion. I bet it would look very dramatic on a black car!

If you are interested in swaping your lights the part number is A2129061658 and the cost should be about $770 plus labor.

2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Mercedes-Benz Accessories – Are You Shopping?

Mercedes-Benz Gifts

The perfect presents for the Mercedes-Benz enthusiast in your life are just a click away! Visit the Mercedes-Benz Accessories site for hundreds of gifts from keychains to cashmere! Free Shipping today!

In case you are shopping for me, I have had my eye on this cute tote bag and t-shirt!

 

iPhone 5 and the Mercedes-Benz iPhone Cable

iphone mercedes lighting adaptor

One of the salespeople got his Lighting Adaptor for the iPhone 5 today so we tested it with the Mercedes-Benz iPod/MP3 Interface Cable in an E-Class. It works! The adaptor is the little white square in thepicture above. It charges the phone, it plays the music, no problems. Here is the link to your $30 solution.

Mercedes-Benz Becker Map Pilot Instructions

The Becker Map Pilot (Option Code 001 + Pre-Wire Code 508) is now available for the 2013 C-Class, GLK-Class and SLK-Class. I have used it a few times and find it to be much more intuitive than the Nav+4 or UMI that we used before. The Pre-Wire option is $200 and the Becker Map Pilot itself is $600 and can simply be plugged into the dock. The biggest flaw with the kit was the lack of a detailed instruction manual. Here it is!

Thanks to Nash for finding it for me!

iPhone 5 and your Mercedes-Benz iPod Cable

As I am sure all of you Apple users already know, the iPhone 5 has a new, smaller plug. This plug will not work with the built-in iPod/MP3 interface cable in your Mercedes-Benz. You will need an adapter. Apple has a couple on the website with an estimated ship date of October. Problem solved!

Mercedes-Benz iPhone 5 iPod cable

mbrace2 for 2013 Mercedes-Benz Models

Now that we well into model year 2013, the new features of mbrace2 have been coming up more often. Here is a quick summary for those trying to decide what package is right for you.

The mbrace basic services have been around for a long time:

  • i-button – for vehicle information.
  • wrench button - for roadside assistance.
  • sos – for emergency services
  • App to lock/unlock/locate your vehicle from your phone

mbrace Plus has also been available:

  • personal concierge for travel, entertainment, whatever you need!
  • unlimited voice delivered navigation, weather and traffic

mbrace Apps are new for mbrace2:

  • access to Google Local, Yelp and Facebook
  • internet browsing
  • news

mbrace2 is now standard on most Mercedes-Benz models (the S-Class/CL-Class will get it next year) and there are a lot of changes! You can review the packages in detail at MBUSA.com, or if you have an active mbrace system you can press the i-button and the helpful operators can walk you through it!

iPad Docking Stations for Mercedes-Benz – Now in Clip-on!

The new iPad docking stations have been very successful lately and Mercedes-Benz has just released another option.

iPad 1 dock mercedes-benzclip on iPad dock mercedes

These docks simply clip-on to the headrest supports! No labor, no wiring, easy to move from car to car! They are available for most current models and there are two designs – one for iPad 1 and one for iPad 2/3. In my experience the iPad 1 dock will accomate the 2/3, just not as snugly.

The difference between these clip-on docking stations and the wired-in system is power. These are not wired into the car so the iPads would have to be charged outside of the vehicle or with a 12 volt charging cable. So, for $500 you can have two docks that do not charge or for $1200 you can have two that do. Choices!

  • iPad 1 Docking Station: A218 820 0476 – $249
  • iPad 2/3 Docking Station: A 218 820 0576 – $249
Roof Rack on 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL450!

This is a 2012 Mercedes-Benz GL450 in Steel Grey…with a Paddle Board! My customer added the roof rack basic carrier (MSRP $300 from your local parts department) to the roof of the GL450 last week in anticipation of a paddle board trip. I think it makes the GL look very sporty! Thanks for sharing Chad!

2012 GL450 roof rak

Mercedes SUV roof rack

All Season Floor Liners for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 and ML550

Mercedes-Benz Floor liners ML350 ML550

The All Season Floor Liners for the 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML-Class have been released! I really prefer these to the rubber mats. They protect the sides of the footwell, look really sleek and clean up easily. It is the same material as the Foldable Cargo Liner for the cargo area of the vehicle.

All Season Floor Trays for the 2012 ML-Class – MSRP $145:

  • Black – Part Number BQ 668 0719
  • Mocha – Part Number BQ 668 0720
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