Mercedes-Benz: I purchased a GLE450 built prior to MB building Apple CarPlay...
Response By Email (Jennifer P.) (03/14/2016 10:23 AM)
Dear Mr. Jackson,
Thank you for reaching out to us at Mercedes-Benz USA.
I am sorry to say that it isn't possible to retrofit the Apple CarPlay feature to a vehicle. The equipment for compatibility must have been installed at the factory. For that reason, it isn't possible to use Apple CarPlay with a vehicle that was built after the release of Apple CarPlay in Mercedes-Benz cars.
I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused.
-So a standard feature on my vehicle is not available, ever? Undoubtedly my resale value will be less when I trade this in.