Mercedes Benz NTG5.0/NTG5.1/NTG5.2 (2014 Onwards) Retrofit CarPlay and Android Auto Upgrade Kit
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.
Wireless (and wired) CarPlay
Wireless (and wired) Android Auto
Front and rear camera connection
Integration with Mercedes Steering Wheel Controls
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
The IMI-1000 will utilise the Mercedes central console rotary controller and associated buttons to provide a seamless integration with your mobile phone
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
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)
SL(R231) SLC(R172 2016+)
GLE SUV (W166)
GLE Coupe (C292)
For Audio20 (7.0in display) vehicles, we supply a USB-AUX adapter which is plugged into USB Media Interface 1 in your central console which provides the recommended audio transfer method to the Audio20 system. The connection to the phone is still wireless, but an aux wire will run from the IMI-1000 to the USB-AUX adapter. Our IMI-1000 now also support bluetooth audio transfer which negates the need for the USB-AUX adapter, but we recommend the USB-AUX adapter for best performance.
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.
See an example RTA (real time spectrum analysis) plot of our system installed into an NTG5 W205 below;
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 “USB MEDIA INTERFACE 1” everytime you enter the car, your system will remember the setting and reconnect automatically
Here is a brief overview of the IMI-1000 which was installed into a W205 C43. Note that for the 8.4in COMAND online systems you can now activate Aux using our NTG5.0 Aux activator and you will not need the USB-AUX adapter shown in the video (when Aux is activated the connection to the phone is still wireless and you do not need to run the Aux wire to the USB port in the arm rest)
This kit is compatible with various front parking camera, reverse parking camera and 360 degree cameras.
- Highest Quality Components
- Low Noise DAC and Analogue Amplifier Stage
- Fast boot time
- High Speed Graphics Driver
- Integrated CAN Transceiver