Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Oahu, Hawaii
Car Year & Model: 2016 GLA250
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Short answer is no. But it’s not that simple.
Officially US production GLAs built after 1 December 2015 (MY 2016) were the first compatible by design for production installation or retro-fit. After that there’s extensive discussion from many perspectives of what can be done. There is a retro-fit kit dealers can install, but for me it would have been cost prohibitive and the possibility of collateral damage in installation. Plus I would have been their beta tester with no promise of success. Also, the MB solution requires the multimedia package installed, which others here have gotten around.
That said, if you search on Apple CarPlay in our Search function you’ll find a lot of experience from folks who found some workarounds, as well as folks who tried and gave up frustrated.
The graphic you attached...be careful in your evaluation of an approach like that. The law of unintended consequences is always in play.
2016 GLA250 FWD
Cirrus White, Brown Leather Upholstery, Burl Walnut Trim
Interior, Premium, Driver Assistance, Sport Packages
Rearview Camera, Power Passenger Seat With Memory
Bi-Xenon Headlights, LED Taillights
Last edited by turbolink; 01-10-2019 at 10:08 PM.