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Mercedes Benz (2018-2022) NTG5.5/NTG6.0 Retrofit CarPlay and Android Auto Upgrade Kit


IMI-1000 Retrofit CarPlay and Android Auto Interface
Our retrofit CarPlay and Android Auto kits are supplied with our IMI-1000 mini-computer which is connected to the rear of your head unit

The IMI-1000 from Integrated Automotive UK is a retrofit CarPlay and Android Auto Kit that adds Carplay and Android Auto to the factory fitted Mercedes NTG5.5 and NTG6.0 audio system, found in Mercedes models manufactured between 2018 and 2021 (larger 12in display found on facelift models). Our kit gives an “OEM” feel and appearance as it retains the existing Mercedes display screen mounted on your dash and connects to the rear of the original head unit, this kit enables you to control CarPlay/Android Auto with the existing rotary controller and steering wheel controls or touch screen, if fitted.

Our solution will allow the user to remain connected to the mercedes bluetooth system, and also fascilitate streaming of audio direct from the phone to the car. This provide the best possible quality audio and calling quality.

Integration with Mercedes Steering Wheel Controls

Mercedes NTG5 steering wheel retrofit CarPlay and android auto integration

The IMI-1000 will integrate with your steering wheel controls such as Volume adjust, “Hang up” and “Pick up”

Integration with Mercedes Rotary Controller and Buttons

Mercedes NTG5 retrofit CarPlay and android auto rotary controller integration

The IMI-1000 will utilise the Mercedes central console rotary controller and associated buttons to provide a seamless integration with your mobile phone


1. Start ignition

2. IMI-1000 automatically re-pairs with your phone (iPhone or Android phone)

3. CarPlay/Android Auto Automatically starts up on your phone

4. Mercedes COMAND switches to CarPlay/Android Auto automatically

5. You can switch between the Mercedes interface and CarPlay by pressing and holding “HANG UP” on the central console



Imi-1000 retrofit CarPlay and Android Auto connection diagram

Mercedes C Class W205 Facelift Retrofit CarPlay and Android Auto Demonstration Video (Update Dec 2024 – Direct Bluetooth Audio Steaming providing better THD+N and SNR!)


This kit is compatible with various front parking camera, reverse parking camera and 360 degree cameras.


Imi-1000 main pcb
The IMI-1000 main PCB is a high speed microcomputer focusing on providing an OEM experience
  • Highest Quality Components
  • Low Noise DAC and Analogue Amplifier Stage
  • Fast boot time
  • High Speed Graphics Driver
  • Integrated CAN Transceiver
  • Direct Bluetooth Audio Connection to Mercedes System
SKU: IMI-1000-NTG-55-6 Category:


The IMI-1000 is a retrofit CarPlay and Android Auto upgrade kit which adds wireless connectivity to Mercedes Vehicles equipped with a central display.


Model: Mercedes Benz A Class 10.25in Display 2018-2020

Model: Mercedes Benz C Class 10.25in Display 2018-2020

Model: Mercedes Benz E Class NTG5.5 (non touch) 12.3in Display 2017-2020

Model: Mercedes Benz E Class 12.3in NTG6.0 (with touch) Display 2017-2020

Model: Mercedes Benz GLE Class 12.3in Display 2017-2020

The IMI-1000 works by communicating with your existing entertainment system as well as your in-car entertainment system (Including the OEM Steering wheel controls, rotary controls, touchscreen(if fitted), vehicle speaker system and the Central Information Display). It operates in either by-pass mode or in “active mode”. In by-pass mode the IMI-1000 does not affect the normal operation of the in-car entertainment system, the standard Mercedes COMAND user interfaces will be shown on the CID when in by-pass mode. Active mode is initiated when you connect your mobile phone to the car via the wireless Bluetooth connection or USB cable. After connection, the IMI-1000 activates CarPlay or Android Auto (dependent upon the operating system of your phone, iOS or Android). The Central Information Display (CID) will then show the CarPlay or Android Auto user interface and unleash the power of CarPlay/Android Auto!

Additional information

Weight 1.3 kg
Dimensions 15 × 10 × 10 cm
NTG Version

NTG5.5(without touch screen), NTG6.0(with touch screen)


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