For the Mercedes-Benz owner who needs it, the company now offers the InCar Hotspot: Wireless Internet access for the GL-Class and M-Class cars. Originally, InCar Hotspot was made available by Mercedes for the C-Class (W/S204), the CL-Class (C216), the E-Class (W/S212) and S-Class (W/V221). The two new kits that have been made available expand that range to include the GL- and M-Classes.
In operation, internet data signals are received through a special antenna. The InCar kit provides an automotive-specific wireless router, which, when paired with a data-enabled SIM card, provides a wireless Internet connection inside the vehicle. The system can handle up to four wireless-enabled devices (eg laptop, mobile phone), simultaneously connecting them to the Internet. The Mercedes-Benz InCar hotspot system supports the highest data transmission standards, such as HSDPA, UMTS and GSM / EDGE. Installation of the kit is behind the side panel in the trunk. The kit for retrofitting the InCar hotspot in the GL-and M-Class is part number B6 099 7824 and costs in the neighborhood of $1300, labor not included.