Drive Kit

Answers – Drive Kit Plus for the iPhone®

What is the Drive Kit Plus for the iPhone®?The Drive Kit Plus allows you to connect your iPhone® 6 Plus/6/5s/5c/5/4s/4 on board. The Drive Kit Plus control unit allows the Digital DriveStyle App to be integrated seamlessly into the vehicle’s control and display concept. Initially the Drive Kit Plus will be available as an accessory. From the beginning of 2013 it will also be available as an optional extra for the A-Class (W176).

Where can I get the Drive Kit Plus for the iPhone®?The Drive Kit Plus for the iPhone® is available from your Mercedes-Benz partner, who will also install it.

Does the Drive Kit Plus for the iPhone® work in every Mercedes?See Availability.

Why isn’t the iPhone® connected wirelessly via WLAN or Bluetooth®?The iPhone®‘s digital image interface is directly connected to the vehicle display. Mercedes-Benz is the first car manufacturer to offer the possibility of using the iPhone®‘s full processing power and graphic performance. The iPhone® is also recharged via the connection.


Which iPhone® generations does the Drive Kit Plus for the iPhone® work with?The kit’s full functionality is tailored to the iPhone® 6 Plus/6/5s/5c/5 and 4s/4. Older iPhones® (e.g. 3GS) cannot be used as they do not offer the same form of digital image transmission.

Can I connect more than one iPhone® via the same interface with the “Drive Kit Plus for the iPhone®“?Yes, several iPhone® 6 Plus/6/5s/5c/5 and 4s/4 users can use the same system – in turn – by simply inserting their phone.