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Identify Mercedes COMAND APS head unit

This guide will help you identify Mercedes-Benz head units, COMAND, radio, and stereo versions. Scroll down the list until you see the head unit that matches the one on your car. We have included a list of applicable models as general guidance. The quickest way to differentiate the radio on Mercedes-Benz is to look at the screen.



Mercedes-Benz NTG 5 COMAND (NTG5HU) is found on several models, including W205, V-Class, W222, GLC, etc. It has built-in Bluetooth calling, a DVD drive, ability to playback DVDs, CDs, and MP3s. Build-in navigation and even a built-in hard disk for storing music files. Up to 40GB of internal storage. The monitor is an 8.4″ LCD. It can be controlled by the touch panel on the central console. It can support iPod, TV tuner, rearview camera, and enable DVD while driving.  It requires an anti-theft code.

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  • W205 C300 C450 C63 GLC300 C43
  • W222 S400 S550 S63 S65
  • CLS400 CLA400 CLA250 GLA250
  • W447 V Class
  • W166 X166 GLS Class

Part Numbers: A249008015 205 900 3919


ntg4.7COMAND 4.7 is an updated version of NTG4.5. The main change is that it allows sharing the internet of your iPhone or Android phone with the head unit. The maps were updated as well. It was installed on Mercedes produced around 2012. Not available on all markets.

Part numbers: A1669000212


Mercedes Benz Display LG 7" LB070WV3 for W204 W166 W212 W176 NTG4.5 ComandOne of the most popular head units is the NTG 4.5. Installed on many models produced from 2012 to 2015. Fit on most models, including W166, W204, W212, W207, W218, W172, W231, W246, and W463. Has many features, including an internal hard drive, DVD player, and 7″ monitor with TFT resolution. USB and auxin. Plays CD, DVD, MP3, and WMA. SD card slot. Handsfree calling. Navigation that works on 2D or 3D. Voice control. Requires 25-digit anti-theft code.

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  • C-Class W204 C250 C300 C350 C63
  • E Class W212 E350 E550 E63
  • B-Class W246
  • CLS-Class W218
  • SL Class W231 SL550 SL63 SL65
  • W166
  • W176
  • W246
  • W463
  • W207
  • W218

Part Numbers:

  • 204 901 20 03
  • A2129003818


W212 NTG4 E350 E550 E63 CLS550 CLS63Mercedes COMAND NTG 4 supports NAVIGATION and hands-free calling. Installed in several 2008 through 2011 models such as the GLK, E, and C Class. It also supports video playback and a parking camera. Enabling those features requires an interface.

NTG 4.0 has several versions:
– Audio 20 – 5.8″ screen, standard unit, Bluetooth only for Hands-free calls.
– Audio 50 – same as Audio 20 + NAVIGATION
– COMAND – 7″ screen, + NAVI + PCMCIA reader + Music can be played via Bluetooth

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Applications: W212, W204,  W212 NTG4 E350 E550 E63 CLS550 CLS63

Part Numbers:  A246 900 95 12,  A246 900 95 12, A246 900 12 06, A246 901 00 01, A246 901 00 01



Mercedes MB E class W211 Comand APS NTG 2.5 navigation systemCOMAND NTG 2.5 has a 6.5″ LCD screen installed on many 2009 to 2012 Mercedes-Benz models, including ML, GL, R, SLK, SL, and E classes. Main features include support for (CD-MP3 / WMA / MPEG4 / DVD), Built-in Navigation System, Built-in Bluetooth, AM/FM tuner, HDD 40 GB, SDHC / SD Card Slot (up to 32GB), Built-in Amplifier. If the screen on your NTG4.5 gets cracked, scratched, or has dead pixels, it can be replaced without replacing the complete head unit. Supports rear view camera, iPod, and TV tuner. Requires 25-digit ANTI-THEFT PINCODE

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  • A-Class (W169, C169) 2009-2010
  • B-Class (W245) 2009-2011
  • C-Class (W204) 2009-2013
  • E-Class (W211, W212, S211) 2009-2012
  • SL-Class (R230) 2009-2013
  • SLK-Class (R171) 2009-2011
  • M-Class (W164) 2009-2011
  • ML-Class
  • R-Class (W251, V251) 2009-2012
  • CLS-Class (C219, W219) 2009-2011
  • G-Class (W463) 2008-2012
  • GL-Class (X164) 2009-2012
  • Vito W639 W906


Mercedes MB R class W251 Comand APS NTG 2 navigation system retrofit kitThe COMAND APS NTG2, also known as COMAND MCS II, is found on many models, such as the C, CLK, E, and R classes. It has a built-in amplifier and built-in navigation. It can have a CD changer in parallel. Requires a Mercedes NTG2 Navigation DVD for the navigation to work. Not all models will have phone support. Cars that provide phone support only allow you to connect via the phone cradle. There are adapters that you can install to allow you to pair an iPhone or Android phone.

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Features include:

  • 6.5″ and 2.5 din
  • Disk Drive (CD-MP3 / WMA / MPEG4 / DVD)
  • Built-in Amplifier
  • Rear View Camera
  • iPod
  • TV tuner
  • GPS Antena


  • A-Klasse W169 09/2004 — 05/2008
  • B-Klasse W245 06/2005 — 05/2008
  • C-Klasse W203 CL203 04/2004 — 02/2007
  • CLK W209 06/2004 — 04/2009
  • G-Modell W463 03/2007 — 09/2008
  • GL-Klasse X164 03/2006 — 06/2008
  • ML-Klasse W164 07/2005 — 07/2008
  • R-Klasse W251 02/2006 — 06/2008
  • Sprinter (NCV3) 906 04/2006 — 10/2009
  • Vito (NCV2) 639 05/2006 — 09/2010 ab FIN xx 233210
  • Viano (NCV2) 639 05/2006 — 09/2010 ab FIN xx 233210

COMAND APS NTG 1 Audio 20 / Audio 50

NTG1 Audio 20 / Audio 50COMAND APS was introduced in 2003. It differed from the early command system found on the W220, W163, and W210 models, which used D2B optical network. COMAND APS uses the MOST network. All new head units with the MOST systems are called COMAND APS. To separate them from the early COMMAND systems. The NTG1 has a built-in CD player which can play MP3. It may also have a cassette player. Some models have built-in navigation. It required the maps to be loaded via a CD. For the US, the maps for different regions were divided among ten CDs. Navigation maps for this head unit can be found online. Check out listings of Mercedes COMAND NTG1 CD Maps.


  • CLS-Klasse: C219 (10/04-03/08)
  • SLK-Klasse: R171 (03/04-03/08)
  • E-Klasse: S211 (03/03-05/06)
  • E-Klasse: S211 (06/06- 06/08)
  • E-Klasse: W211 (03/02-05/06)
  • E-Klasse: W211 (06/06- 06/08)
  • Maybach: W240 (ab 10/02)
  • Maybach: V240 (ab 03/03)

COMAND 2.0 and 2.5

mercedes comandIs the first generation of COMAND, NAVI for Mercedes-Benz cars. It had a cassette player and a CD player slot. Used D2B optical ring and an external amplifier. Often a separate CD changer is installed. Had no Bluetooth capabilities. The phone feature requires that you use an outdated Motorola phone.


An owner may confuse the early COMAND 2.5 installed on models such as the S Class W220 with COMAND APS NTG2.5. COMAND APS NTG2.5  is a version of the new generation COMAND APS. A key difference is that the COMAND APS uses MOST instead of the early D2B optical system.

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  1. I own a 2003 ml350 inspiration suv mercedes benz of course. I left it in the care of a good friend and turns out…. well… not so good. They have messed with some things on the car not realizing my car is unique. At this point I think there is minimal damage to the electronics , mainly just disconnects and poorly replaced wiring around the windows shifter and console instruments. I cannot really aford to have mercedes benz analyze the problem. I had a new stereo installed by a professional but they obviously did not know the intricate system they were dealing with either. I would like very much to restore the electronics intended for this vehicle with proper manuals and instructions on exactly how to operate the system. I would also want to invest in a proper diagnostic device to maintain computer excellence I am in the Dallas. Texas area and frequent Tulsa, Oklahoma and Des Moines, Iowa. I am wondering if I should continue to follow the diagnostics I am able to understand to repair the shifter and sensors to operate the car on the road and where to begin to fix the other issues or am i wasing my time trying to restore this system and should consider upgrading to a newer model mercedes vehicle. I really want the most sophisticated system mercedes benz offers for my driving experiences in the future. I am just in tears knowing now what I already had in my hands. I want to try again. Any Advice or input that may direct me on the right path. Thanks for listening.

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