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As I wait for my SLK55 to wend it's way to Colorado, I've been trying to interpret the datacard and determine what matches up with the brochure. Here are a few questions:


The data card says "590U Fire Opal Red" Is that the non-metallic Mars Red or the metallic Storm Red?


Is "518 Universal Communications Interface" the voice activation feature?


I assume that "810 Premium Sound" is the Harman-Kardon system?


If I'm reading this right, the car has all packages except performance package.


thanks,


Jim
 

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810 is yes HK

Mercedes UCI - Universal Consumer Interface
Stuttgart – One simple move is all it takes: with the new Mercedes-Benz Universal Media Interface it’s easy to hook up cutting-edge mobile entertainment and communication devices such as USB-based MP3 players, music mobiles or the iPhone® to the on-board audio system. The interface, from Mercedes-Benz Accessories GmbH, is designed to allow customers to integrate the latest mobile multimedia technology into the existing vehicle architecture in various model series. The Universal Media Interface is compatible with the Audio 20 CD, Audio 50 APS and COMAND APS audio systems. When combined with the Audio 20 CD, which does not feature an integral navigation function, the interface also allows GPS map navigation.

Our desire not to be without our personal collection of music and images when on the move is growing in significance all the time. As a result the market for portable multimedia devices such as USB-based MP3 players, music phones and iPods ® is booming. The problem: the commercial solutions available for connecting up these entertainment devices on board have, until now, always involved a clear loss in quality. Help, however, is at hand: in the form of the new, retrofit Mercedes-Benz Universal Media Interface, an intelligent and particularly user-friendly solution. It allows external devices to be used via the on-board audio system – with the highest playback quality, convenient controls and perfect integration into the vehicle architecture.

Further advantages for the customer: following installation of the i nterface by a specialist Mercedes-Benz workshop, no further hardware or software installations are required. The module is discreetly located in the glove compartment, and external multimedia devices are quickly and simply connected “plug & play”-style. In addition to the relevant connections for various end devices, the interface also offers an SD card slot. To activate the various multimedia functions, all the user has to do is press the AUX button on the car radio. The convenient rotary controller on the centre console can then be used to navigate the clearly structured menus and select the required functions.

Perfect map navigation as a retrofit
The new Universal Media Interface can do even more: customers who use the popular ex-factory Audio 20 CD system, which does not feature integral navigation, benefit from a convenient retrofit navigation system when they select the Universal Media Interface. In addition to the required navigation software, the module set includes the latest map data for .
The system uses several information sources – such as the speed of travel and GPS coordinates – to pinpoint the location of the vehicle. Using the controller in the centre console is particularly convenient and safe. The map appears in the existing display and arrow symbols in the car’s instrument cluster indicate the recommended route. This means that there is no need for an additional monitor, which would impair the interior harmony.
The destination can be input without a time delay as the map data is stored in the internal memory. Calculation of the route is also instant, thanks to the system’s powerful processor. Numerous additional characteristics make na vigation exceptionally versatile. The standard TMC function (Traffic Message Channel) warns of tailbacks in real time and recommends diversions. The angle of the map depictions can be adjusted or switched to “Bird View Mode”. Audible directions can be given in 14 languages .
The system is always up-to-the-minute: because the Universal Media Interface features an SD card slot as standard, updates are simple to upload using the appropriate SD card, which can be purchased retrospectively as an option. This makes the Universal Media Interface an attractive and fully integrated retrofit navigation solution.

Unrestricted operating comfort
The music part of the new interface is perfectly integrated into the vehicle architecture. The driver can control all of the music functions – such as scrolling through playlists, navigating through menus, fast forwarding, rewinding or repeating a track – using the controller in the centre console. The audio system’s colour display ( five-inch screen with Audio 20 CD and Audio 50 APS and seven-inch with COMAND APS ) informs the user, among other things, of the title of the track, the name of the artist and the current mode of the MP3 player.
The music functions can also, as an option, be operated via the multifunction steering wheel. Here the most important information is displayed in the instrument cluster.
The power supply solution is equally elegant: the Mercedes-Benz Universal Media Interface automatically powers up the battery of the portable communication and entertainment devices via the on-board power supply as soon as the connection is established and the ignition is switched on. When the device is removed from the glove compartment after a long drive, the battery will be fully charged.

Video library and image database on board
Another special feature is planned for the COMAND APS control system: using the Universal Media Interface it will be possible to view photos or videos, for example from an iPhone , iPod , media player or digital camera, in the on-board display.

The Mercedes-Benz Universal Media Interface will initially be available for the Audio 20 CD system in the two new C-Class model series – Saloon and Estate. The market launch is planned for the 1st quarter of 2008. It will gradually be extended to other models series. Connection of the interface to the Audio 50 APS and COMAND APS audio systems will follow in a second development stage. A preview of the new Universal Media Interface will be provided during the International Motor Show in.

The functions of the Mercedes-Benz Universal Media Interface at a glance
When combined with the Audio 20 CD audio system, the Mercedes-Benz Universal Media Interface offers the following functions, which are shown on the display:
· Map navigation
· Integration of a USB-based MP3 player or a USB stick with audio files (“USB”)
· Playback of MP3 audio files saved on an Apple iPod® or the new iPhone® (“iPod/iPhone”)
· Connection to a conventional external audio device (“AUX”)
· Wireless transmission of audio signals by Bluetooth® (“audio streaming”)

When combined with the Audio 50 APS audio system and the COMAND APS control system, the Mercedes-Benz Universal Media Interface offers the following functions, which are shown on the display:
· Integration of a USB-based MP3 player (“USB”)
· Playback of MP3 audio files saved on an Apple iPod® or the new iPhone® (“iPod/iPhone”)
· Connection to a conventional external audio device (“AUX”)
· Wireless transmission of audio signals by Bluetooth® (“audio streaming”)
· Playback of video clips, photos and album logos from iPhone® and iPod® planned for COMAND APS in second development stage (“Video”)
 

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Jeff already covered most points, except the paint/colour question...

The data card says "590U Fire Opal Red" Is that the non-metallic Mars Red or the metallic Storm Red?
Useful paint code reference thread, here:
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/32064-mercedes-paint-codes.html

and the first post includes...
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590 Fire Opal red
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590 - Mars Red (listed here as Fire Opal red)
One is the American name for it, and the other is the "International" name. :tu:

Btw, I love Boulder! I get to travel to Broomfield on business very occasionally, and always try to fit in a visit to Boulder while I'm there! :D
 
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Btw, I love Boulder! I get to travel to Broomfield on business very occasionally, and always try to fit in a visit to Boulder while I'm there! :D

Thanks! If you are tooling around Boulder, i'll be the guy in the red AMG (trust me, there are no others in town :grin: PM me, and I'll give you a ride if the timing works!
 
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