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500 Command Unit....mmm is it or isn't it

Ok so I read and you may have done as well, in one of the post (yes I may have misunderstood) that there could be the possibility that Mercedes were knocking out the Command Units for 500 for the R171s.
So.....I gave my local main dealer a ring to find out the scoop.

Having explained it all to the 'parts man' he said he would ring me back affter he made a few enquiries.

Disappointed (and not a little surprisingly) he said NO! The Command Unit was still selling for 2681. (Damn those Capitalist). But he did mention that the R171s sold in the last two months have had a different section added so that they can be upgraded (or would that be retrograded) with any hi-fi head unit you want to add from the R172s!!!!!

Puzzled look on my face and I rubbed my chin thoughtfully (effect totally loss on the parts man as he was on the other end of the phone).
'So let me get this right' I said, Mercedes are allowing (albeit too little too late) investors in their cars to get the latest kit and simply plug and play.

'YES' said the Mercedes man with pride......

My heart went pitter patter then he crushed it!!

He said in an instant 'but I'm not a specialist in this area, so I don't know what this means or what is exactly involved'

Oh well

Anyone shed any light on the price drop or the new fangled thingy 2011 that we can perhaps purchase per chance?
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Ok so I read and you may have done as well, in one of the post (yes I may have misunderstood) that there could be the possibility that Mercedes were knocking out the Command Units for 500 for the R171s. . . .
The 500 COMAND offer only applies to new R172s (which is a totally different system to the R171 systems).

Apparently this is because the base system in the R172 is either made in Japan or many of the parts are, and supplies have been disrupted due to the Japanese earthquake, whereas supplies of the R172 COMAND are plentiful.






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The 500 COMAND offer only applies to new R172s (which is a totally different system to the R171 systems).

Apparently this is because the base system in the R172 is either made in Japan or many of the parts are, and supplies have been disrupted due to the Japanese earthquake, whereas supplies of the R172 COMAND are plentiful.

My delaer told me me that the offer is in place to celebrate MB 125th birthday. All new cars built from June to August will be entitled to a 500 COMAND.
It is worth buying a new car just for this LOL
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My delaer told me me that the offer is in place to celebrate MB 125th birthday. All new cars built from June to August will be entitled to a 500 COMAND.
It is worth buying a new car just for this LOL
If that's the case, they should be offering the COMAND for 125

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