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Mercedes Benz NTG5.0/NTG5.1/NTG5.2 (2014 Onwards) Retrofit CarPlay and Android Auto Upgrade Kit

£455.00

IMI-1000 retrofit CarPlay and Android Auto interface

The IMI-1000 from Integrated Automotive UK is a retrofit CarPlay and Android Auto Kit that adds Carplay and Android Auto functionality to a standard vehicle.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

Wireless (and wired) CarPlay

Wireless (and wired) Android Auto

Screen Mirroring

Front and rear camera connection

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

Example Installation 

Retrofit CarPlay in a Mercedes C class
Retrofit CarPlay in a 2017 W205 C63 AMG

The kit gives an “OEM” feel and appearance as it retains the existing Mercedes display on your dash, as well as the Mercedes controls (rotary contoller and steering wheel controls)

Compatible with the following vehicles manufactured 2014 onwards with the NTG5.0, NTG5.1 NTG5.2 and NTG5.5 COMAND and AUDIO 20 System

A Class(W176)
CLA(C117)
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)
SL(R231) SLC(R172 2016+)
B Class(W246)
CL (C216)
GLE SUV (W166)
GLA (X156)
GLE Coupe (C292)
GLC (C253/X253)
S (W222)
V (W447)
X (W470)

Connection Diagram

Imi-1000 Mercedes NTG5 retrofit CarPlay and Android Auto connection Diagram
The IMI-1000 is a plug and play solution

Our kit no longer requires the USB-AUX converter that other solutions use as we now have an inbuilt Bluetooth audio streaming chipset in the IMI-1000 so audio can be passed to the car via Bluetooth for the 7.0in Audio20 systems or you can use our Aux activators to activate aux on the 8.4in COMAND online systems. We still supply a USB-AUX adapter which is plugged into USB Media Interface 1 in your central console as a back up alternative to Bluetooth audio transfer, in both cases the connection to the can is still wireless (or wired if you prefer).

If you have the 8.4in COMAND online system, we recommend purchasing our aux activator as this allows a direct connection between the IMI-1000 and the NTG5 aux pins on the head unit (connection to the phone is still wireless)

Market Leading Audio Quality

The audio quality of the IMI-1000 is truly market leading, the IMI-1000 utilises a high quality DAC and output amplifier circuit as well as 5GHz WiFi to ensure the audio fidelity is optimised.

Retrofit CarPlay and Android auto dsp technology
See an example RTA (real time spectrum analysis) plot of our system installed into an NTG5 W205 below;

Retrofit CarPlay and Android auto kit audio response

HOW DOES IT WORK?

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” or “STAR” 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


Demonstration Video

Here is a brief overview of the IMI-1000 which was installed into a W205 C43, note that the USB-AUX sound card plugged into the arm rest USB socket is no longer required on our latest model (Released Dec 2020), the IMI-1000 now connects to the vehicle audio system using Bluetooth 5.0, a USB-AUX adapter or direct AUX connection)

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

Description

The IMI-1000 is a retrofit CarPlay and Android Auto upgrade kit.

It will add wireless connectivity to all Mercedes Vehicles equipped with a central display manufactured 2014 onwards.

Display Compatibility;

All Display Sizes

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 NTG5.0/NTG5.1/NTG5.2 user interface and the standard Mercedes COMAND/AUDIO20 navigation system 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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