Apple CarPlay Screen

Is Apple CarPlay an add-on feature for Mercedes-Benz vehicles?

Can I add Apple CarPlay to my Mercedes-Benz?

Do you drive an older-model Mercedes-Benz? Did you recently buy a Mercedes-Benz without Apple CarPlay compatibility? Are you now wondering, “Can I add Apple Carplay to my Mercedes-Benz?” This is a commonly asked question by Mercedes-Benz owners. To help our guests better understand the technology and its availability, we put together some information about aftermarket Apple CarPlay availability.

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Mercedes-Benz aftermarket CarPlay

Unfortunately, it is not possible to add Apple CarPlay (or Android Auto) compatibility to a Mercedes-Benz model as an aftermarket accessory. Select Mercedes-Benz models offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard features, while other models only offer the technology with specific add-on packages from the manufacturer. For example, the C-Class only offers Apple CarPlay availability if it is equipped with the available Smartphone Integration Package. Therefore, if you purchase a Mercedes-Benz that does not have Apple CarPlay compatibility, you cannot add it afterward.

If you are interested in buying a new Mercedes-Benz and want to ensure that it is equipped with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto compatibility, check with the sales team at Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead. We have a wide selection of models available, some with standard compatibility and some with the necessary packages, such as the popular C-Class. Our expert salespeople will help you find the model that is equipped with everything you desire.
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Mercedes-Benz CarPlay Availability

Apple CarPlay brings an entirely new interface and new apps to your Mercedes-Benz vehicle. Apple CarPlay integrates with the vehicle’s in-dash color screen, central controller, and steering-wheel controls, which allows the driver and passengers to enjoy a variety of apps via an interface that works like an iPhone. The system links iPhones and Siri to the vehicle so drivers can make calls, read or dictate text messages aloud, stream music or podcasts, navigate, and more—all from the car’s touchscreen display.

Apple CarPlay comes standard on the following Mercedes-Benz models:

  • CLA
  • CLS
  • E-Class Sedan, Coupe, Cabriolet, and Wagon
  • SL
  • SLC
  • G-Class
  • GLA
  • GLE Coupe
  • GLE SUV
  • GLS
Apple CarPlay Music Screen
Apple CarPlay Map Screen