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Identify Mercedes COMAND APS head unit

By Shopx4 April 24, 2020
This guide will help you identify Mercedes-Benz head units, COMAND, radio, stereo version. 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.



Mercedes-Benz NTG 5 COMAND (NTG5HU) is found on several models including W205, V-Class, W222, GLC, etc. It has built-in Bluetooth calling, DVD drive, ability to playback DVD, CD, MP3. Build in navigation and even a built-in hard disk for storing music files. Up to 40GB of internal storage. The monitor is 8.4″ LCD. Can be controlled by the touch panel on the central console. Can support iPod, TV tuner, rearview camera, enable DVD while driving.  It requires an anti0theft code.


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



COMAND 4.7 is an updated version of the 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.


Mercedes Benz Display LG 7" LB070WV3 for W204 W166 W212 W176 NTG4.5 Comand

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


  • 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


W212 NTG4 E350 E550 E63 CLS550 CLS63

Mercedes 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.

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


Mercedes MB E class W211 Comand APS NTG 2.5 navigation system

COMAND NTG 2.5 has a 6.5″ LCD screen and is installed on many 2009 to 2012 Mercedes-Benz models including ML, GL, R, SLK, SL, 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, has dead pixels it can be replaced without having the replace the complete head unit. Supports rear view camera, iPod and TV tuner. Requires 25-digit ANTI-THEFT PINCODE


  • 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 kit

The COMAND APS NTG2 also known as COMAND MCS II is found on many models as well such as the C, CLK, E, R class. It has a build 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 do 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.

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 50

COMAND APS was introduced in 2003. It was different than the early command system found on W220, W163, W210 models which used D2B optical network. COMAND APS uses MOST network. All new head units with MOST system are called COMAND APS. To separate them from the early COMMAND systems. The NTG1 has a build 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 different CD disk. 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 comand

Is 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 was 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 that was 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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