Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2009-2016 (W212) radio upgrade
Mercedes-Benz E-Class 2009-2016 (W212) radio upgrade
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Price: $519.00  $449.00
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Date Added: 04/11/2019 by Lloyd
NaviPlayer was installed in my 2011 E Class Mercedes (W 212). This is a very configurable radio and is truly a plug and play option that allows both Android and CarPlay operation (CarPlay requires the optional dongle). The touch screen display is much sharper and brighter than the stock Mercedes display. The radio allows for a single button push to switch from Android or CarPlay operation back to the stock Mercedes operation and all steering wheel buttons still work in the Mercedes mode and applicable steering wheel buttons work in either NaviPlayer mode.

The manual leaves a lot to be desired but email tech support was available with answers within a few minutes. The radio arrived with preset settings for my car, location, etc. but I had to change several myself and the learning curve is a bit of a challenge since the documentation is nonexistent except through tech support. It took several questions to get info on setting the default boot volume so the (Android and CarPlay) volumes were loud enough and matched the stock Mercedes level. This normally is not a problem but I had to use the Mercedes Aux Input. Configuration changes are done via the Android menus and this leaves the CarPlay operation very clean. If you have Android the NaviPlayer automatically boots to it and if you have your iPhone connected it automatically boots to CarPlay.

Overall this is a very nice radio with a high resolution touchscreen and takes the 2011 E Class Mercedes to a modern configuration while not only retaining stock operation but also retains the stock dash and look (until it boots up into its modern mode). You will be very pleased with this unit once you get everything set up.
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