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Topic: Accessories
Mercedes-Benz 2011 M-Class Cargo Tray for 2013 GL-Class!

Mercedes-Benz does not currently have a cargo tray available for the 2013 GL-Class that works with the third row seat folded flat. I have found that the cargo tray for the 2006-2011 M-Class fits perfectly side to side and leaves just a small gap behind the second row seats. Don’t get the mat for the 2012 or newer M-Class…it is much too wide. Contact your local parts department to order.

2013 Mercedes GL550 with ML cargo tray

mercedes cargo tray

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

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