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'
Anyone shed any light on the price drop or the new fangled thingy 2011 that we can perhaps purchase per chance?