Help with options for an 2018 C class- ?apple car play

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neil5619

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Hi guys,

Looking at buying a 2018 mercedes c class saloon. It was produced as follows
FACTORY22/05/2018
EX-FACTORY01/11/2018
BE ZEE26/11/201826/11/2018
GB PFT28/11/2018
TRANSIT14/01/2019
GBDEST15/01/201915/01/2019

Type
Code
Description
Price
Category
Qty
001UPreinstallation for Navigation service
0.00
A1
008UPreinstallation for Vehicle Set-Up
0.00
A1
009UPreinstallation for Vehicle Monitoring
0.00
A1
0235Park-Pilot including PARKTRONIC
0.00
A1
0249interior mirror and driver's exterior mirror automatically dimming
0.00
A1
0274Aerial for telephone
0.00
A1
0287Folding rear-seat backrests
0.00
A1
0309Double cup holder in centre console for 2 x 750 ml
0.00
A1
0351Mercedes-Benz emergency call system
0.00
A1
0357Garmin® MAP PILOT
0.00
A1
0367Preinstallation for Live Traffic Information
0.00
A1
0500Electrically folding exterior mirrors
0.00
A1
0551Anti-theft alarm system
0.00
A1
0598Petrol particulate filter
0.00
A1
0611Ambient lighting - exterior mirrors
0.00
A1
0668Prod. prot. f. freight pkging with tie-down hooks
0.00
A1
0809Model Year 809
0.00
A1
0859Head Unit Display 10.25"
0.00
A1
0873Heated front seats
0.00
A1
0876Interior lighting package
0.00
A1
0882Interior motion sensor
0.00
A1
0916Fuel tank with increased capacity 66 l
0.00
A1
0P44Parking-Package
0.00
A1
0P49Mirror Package
0.00
A1
0PBFConnectivity Package
0.00
A1
0PYBSE Package
0.00
A1
0PYMAdvantage Package
0.00
A1
0RRight-hand drive
0.00
A1
0R6243.2 cm (17 ") 5-spoke alloy wheels
0.00
A1
0U12Velour floor mats
0.00
A1
0U224-way lumbar support
0.00
A1
2775iridium silver metallic
570.83
A1
4131ARTICO man-made leather black
0.00
A1
005BOwner's Manual and Service Booklet - English
0.00​
S1
015UPre-installation for Mercedes-Benz Link
0.00​
S1
0218Reversing camera
0.00​
S1
0258Active Brake Assist
0.00​
S1
0270Aerial for GPS
0.00​
S1
0294Kneebag driver's side
0.00​
S1
030PStowage Space package
0.00​
S1
0345Windscreen wiper with rain sensor
0.00​
S1
0355Preinstallation for Navigation
0.00​
S1
0362Communications module (LTE) for use of the Mercedes connect me service
0.00​
S1
04219G-TRONIC
0.00​
S1
0428Steering wheel gearshift paddles
0.00​
S1
0440Cruise control with SPEEDTRONIC variable speed limiter
0.00​
S1
0461Instrument cluster with display in miles and English lettering
0.00​
S1
0475Tyre pressure monitoring system
0.00​
S1
0485AGILITY CONTROL suspension with comfort setting
0.00​
S1
0506Audio 20 GPS
0.00​
S1
0537Digital radio
0.00​
S1
0580Automatic air conditioning THERMATIC
0.00​
S1
058UCrystal grey fabric roof liner
0.00​
S1
0613Halogen Headlamps
0.00​
S1
0885Enhanced anti-theft protection
0.00​
S1
0893KEYLESS GO starting function
0.00​
S1
0927EU6 emissions standard
0.00​
S1
0968CoC document EU6 without Reg. Cert. Part II
0.00​
S1
0989Identification label under windshield
0.00​
S1
0B01EQ Boost starter-alternator
0.00​
S1
0B51TIREFIT with tyre inflation compressor
0.00​
S1
0B59DYNAMIC SELECT switch
0.00​
S1
0H80black piano-lacquer look trim
0.00​
S1
0K11Adaptive brake lights
0.00​
S1
0L3EMultifunction sports steering wheel in leather
0.00​
S1
0P54Anti-Theft Protection Package
0.00​
S1
0P65Seat Comfort-Package
0.00​
S1
0P75standard equipment interior
0.00​
S1<

One of the questions I has was what is the advantage package and the connectivty package?

I cant seem to find these as options inthe 2018 c class manual?

Specifically wondering whether it has android auto and apple car play and whether i can be upgraded.

It looks like it has the Audio 20 head unit software
 
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To have Apple CarPlay / Android Auto, the car will need to have following options on the Datacard:

15U PRE-INSTALLATION SMARTPHONE INTEGRATION MB LINK

16U SMARTPHONE INTEGRATION APPLE CARPLAY

17U SMARTPHONE INTEGRATION ANDROID AUTO
 
Also, there are various options for retrofitting/activating/installating Apple CarPlay / Android Auto, email [email protected] with the VIN and they'll tell what are your options and what are the costs.
 
"In terms of the in-car tech, three trim levels are offered, with the Advantage pack offering a 7in digital screen for the driver, and a 10.25in touchscreen system for infotainment. Step up a level to Premium and you get two 10.25in screens. A top-end Premium-Plus pack adds yet more tech and gadgetry."
 
The Advanced Connectivity Package includes the Smartphone Integration and Apple CarPlay / Android Auto, but I am not sure if it's the same as the Connectivity Package... sorry.
 
To have Apple CarPlay / Android Auto, the car will need to have following options on the Datacard:

15U PRE-INSTALLATION SMARTPHONE INTEGRATION MB LINK

16U SMARTPHONE INTEGRATION APPLE CARPLAY

17U SMARTPHONE INTEGRATION ANDROID AUTO
hmm it has 15U which says mercedes link nit smart phone intergration
 
"In terms of the in-car tech, three trim levels are offered, with the Advantage pack offering a 7in digital screen for the driver, and a 10.25in touchscreen system for infotainment. Step up a level to Premium and you get two 10.25in screens. A top-end Premium-Plus pack adds yet more tech and gadgetry."
I had no idea it came with a touchscreen either
 
I had no idea it came with a touchscreen either

That might not apply to your 2018 car though.... :( is it the pre-facelift, BTW?
 
I bought a kit from Aliexpress few years ago for my W205 and installed it myself in 30 mins. If you are quite handy it is quite an easy job. I routed the cable down the back of the headunit to the passenger side footwell and put the box in there out the way. I did find that it charges your phone quite slowly but then again could be the kit I used.

Had no issues whatsoever with the box. I paid around £220 for it.

Lots of videos on youtube as well.

Only advantage of buying in the UK is that if you do face issues then they provide you with a warranty.
 
I have found this which appears to say this car is compatible without any need for wiring etc
 
Those OBD modules are only suitable for headunits which support Android Auto/Carplay from the factory but need it activated (some units did support this which is why you can simply activate it using a obd activator). If your headunit doesn't support Android Auto/Carplay from factory then you risk bricking your NTG system.

Give ComandOnline a call and they can tell you if you can simply activate this feature using a module or if you need a physical Box. Be vary of buying some of these devices from Ebay as a lot are from China with a crazy markup.

or these guys are helpful as well. Integrated Automotive UK
 
An organist with so much money on his hands... how is this possible... hmm... this must be him then:

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