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In-car iPhone Cradle Available for Mercedes-Benz


Posted on June 19th, by Kim Poh Liaw in archive. 10 comments

Mercedes-Benz now allows the iPhone connection to be fully integrated into the vehicle architecture. The new Apple iPhone cradle allows simple switching between the telephone and audio functions. For ease of use, the iPhone is controlled via the multifunction steering wheel, while the vehicle display is used to indicate the phone status or music functions and information such as the track title and artist.

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The Apple iPhone cradle’s exclusive design allows it to be integrated seamlessly into the interior of Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The all-new design is based on a black-and-silver colour scheme that adds hallmark Mercedes-Benz touches. A further advantage is the automatic recharging of the iPhone battery whilst the phone is sitting in the cradle.

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The fully integrated iPhone is available now for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, E‑Class, CLK-Class, CLS-Class, S-Class, CL-Class, SL-Class, M-Class and R-Class. The product will also be offered for the new GLK-Class when this model is launched in October. In Germany, the Apple iPhone cradle retails at € 249 (including VAT) and is obtainable from all Mercedes-Benz dealers.

Source [emercedesbenz] via [engadgetmobile]





  • Tony

    Sounds brilliant except it’s not true. I have an 07 Mercedes CLS with a Comand interface. My old 1st generation iPhone worked great via the iPod lead and Bluetooth module. The new 3G phone doesn’t charge via the iPod lead due to the loss of Firewire capability and the phone book won’t load names (only numbers) via the Bluetooth module. I therefore tried the new iPhone cradle. After much messing around the parts chap at the garage gave up as the phone works fine but there was no access whatsoever to music via the cradle. I think therefore there is either a)a complete lack of training at MB dealerships, b)some rather exaggerated selling of the capability of the new cradle or c) some serious software upgrades needed. Basically the iPhone 3G has been mis-sold as being even better than the old iPhone when in fact for some like me it’s a giant step backwards. I’m told BMW drivers are similarly affected although I’ve no first hand experience of this. Buyer beware!!

  • toby

    hi tony! i haver an 08 cls and was wondering which bluetooth module you used in your prior (working) setup? B6 787 5839 or the B6 787 5878? i have the old iphone and want to get the right one thanks!

  • chris friedland

    So, I have a simliar problem, I have an 09 CLS550. I have a 3G ipod. Everthing works but the charging. I think a different cord would work but mb hasn’t came out with one? anything out there aftermarket?

  • rob

    can this unit be purchased with out the car?

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  • phil

    I have the mercedes bluetooth cradle paired with my iphone 3gs. It works fine except the missed calls list. While i speak, somebody is calling me. I can hear the call waiting tone but i can not see any data on my s-class screen (such as number or name of the person who is calling). when i close the phone, i can only see the missed calls on my iphone screen and not from the car’s screen. Do you have any idea what is the problem?

  • rasy

    I have 07 C200 K, with audio 20 and trying to pair with my iPhone 4 to no avail (not even with Nokia 2730. Anyone have any ideas how to set them up. The bluetooth on the MB is enable and so does on the iPhone 4, but both devices are not pairable .

  • http://www.fieldsmotorcars.com/index.htm new tampa mercedes GLK

    Wow! New technology is now implemented to Mercedes model. I would like to make one such for me.

  • Kerry1965

    Hi there
    I have just purchased a C180 and I have an iPhone 3G. Can I purchase a cradle to replace the old one in the car so I can use all of the car functionally rather than purchasing a separate phone system?

    Cheers Kerry.

  • Msfloyd

    Actually the iphone 4 works great on the bmw 5series (2007).  I just purchased a mercedes EClass and although it has not been a full 24 hours I’,m having second thoughts……