Drive Kit Plus for the iPhone 5, 5C and 5S Released by Mercedes

Giancarlo Perlas January 23, 2014
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Photo Source: Daimler via Mercedes-Benz Passion Blog

Mercedes-Benz has a new treat for its customers. According to Mercedes-Benz Passion Blog, the three-pointed star brand is offering for a limited time the new Drive Kit Plus for the iPhone 5, 5C and 5S for retrofitting.

The Drive Kit Plus comes with the Digital Drive Style app exclusively made for the mentioned iPhone models. This would let drivers access the main contents of their Smartphones through the LCD display of their vehicles. The center console will serve as the navigation control for the app.

For up to June 30 this year, Mercedes is providing the retrofitting option for around 499 Euros.

The improved features of the Drive Kit Plus also allow its users to switch between the app and the Audio 20 COMAND via its audio buttons. Among the keys supported by the app are the Sys, Phone, Radio, Silent, Disc and Navi.

The following Mercedes units can be retrofitted with the Drive Kit Plus for the iPhone 5, starting the fifth week of the current calendar year based on the German car portal:

  • A-Class, B-Class W176 / W246
  • C-Class W / S / C 204 (including coupe)
  • CLA C117
  • CLS and CLS Shooting Brake C/X218
  • E-Class W/S212 and A / C 207 including the coupe and convertible
  • GL and GLK (X166 and X204)
  • M-Class W166
  • SL and SLK (R231 and R172)

The CL (C216), GLA (X156) and the old S-Class models (W221) are scheduled to follow later on the report added. However, it did not specify a date yet for the said models.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits though is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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