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Mercedes Benz C Class W205 (2014-2018) 5.0/5.1/5*2 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 NTG5.0, NTG5.1 and NTG5*2 audio system, found in Mercedes C Class models manufactured between 2014-2018. 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.

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

6. You do not need to reselect “AUX” or “Bluetooth Audio” everytime you enter the car, your system will remember the setting and reconnect automatically


Imi-1000 retrofit CarPlay and Android Auto connection diagram

Mercedes C Class W205 Retrofit CarPlay and Android Auto Demonstration Video (Update Dec 2020 – New DSP Offering lower THD+N and SNR!)

Also compatible with the Following Vehicles

A Class(W176)
C Class Saloon(W205),
C Class Estate (S205)
C Class Coupe (C205)
C Class Cabriolet(A205)
E Class (W212)
E Class Estate (S212)
E Class (W213)
E Class Estate (S213)
CLS Saloon(C218)
CLS Estate(S218)
B Class(W246)
CL (C216)
GLE SUV (W166)
GLA (X156)
GLE Coupe (C292)
GLC (C253/X253)
S (W222)


1. If you car audio system is Audio 20(original 7.2” screen), then the sound signal from our IMI-1000 will be interfaced with the car via our new Bluetooth Audio Streaming function built into the IMI-1000 or via our USB-AUX adapter connected to “Media Interface 1” in the arm rest. It will connect automatically when you get in the car and the connection to the phone is still wireless.

2. If your Mercedes has the COMAND online system(original 8.4” screen) and you do not find any mention of AUX in the menu, you can either use our new bluetooth audio transfer mode (released Feb 2024) or activate the AUX input using our aux activator


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


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 C Class

Year: 2014-2018

Display Compatibility:

2014-2018 : 7.0″ Display Screen

2014-2018 : 8.4″ Display Screen

2014-2018 : 12.3″ Display Screen




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 and AUDIO 20 NTG5.0, NTG5.1 and NTG5*2 user interfaces as well as the standard COMAND and AUDIO 20 navigation system(if fitted) 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 4 kg
Dimensions 15 × 10 × 10 cm


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