Using Bluetooth in Your Mercedes-Benz Vehicle

By Product Expert | Posted in Technology on Friday, April 27th, 2018 at 8:25 pm
central display of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Every year, new technology starts arriving on Mercedes-Benz vehicles, but one of the most tried and true methods of connecting your smartphone to your car is through Bluetooth. With this standardized connectivity function, select phones and vehicles can share music and even offer drivers hands-free calling and text-management. In this blog we want to share with you a little more about what phones connect to your Mercedes-Benz C-Class using Bluetooth, and cover some of the basics of using Bluetooth in your vehicle.

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What phones connect to your Mercedes-Benz C-Class using Bluetooth?

Models of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class from the 2008-2011 model years should offer some level of compatibility (when equipped with the appropriate infotainment system) with several compatible phone options. Later models will also offer Bluetooth compatibility, or even features like Android Auto or Apple CarPlay connectivity. Some phone options that offer Bluetooth compatibility include the Apple iPhone 6 and later, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and later, LG G2 and later, and Motorola X models and later. Most of these models include call handling, an indicator of signal strength, and an authorization step where the phone and vehicle are paired.

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What are the basic steps to pair your phone and your car?

Each Mercedes-Benz C-Class model and phone will have a slightly different interaction. While you can get precise information about specific models online at, there are some general steps you will take with any model.

First, make sure that your phone’s Bluetooth is on and that the phone is discover-able. This will allow your phone to show up on a list of available devices.

There will be a section on your car’s menu about phones and calling, and possibly a set-up area. You will want to go to that area to find compatible, Bluetooth-activated devices in your area. Your phone should be on that list (if it isn’t, be sure to double check that the Bluetooth is on…there should be a little icon on the top of your phone showing that it is active).

After you select your phone on the menu of your Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the system should walk you though an authorization. There will be a code shared between the car and the phone to make sure that only an authorized device can be connected to your vehicle, and visa versa.

After that, you should be able to use many of the functions of your phone though the infotainment system of your Mercedes-Benz.

Do you have more questions, or want someone to walk you through these steps in person in the Houston area? Contact Star Motor Cars for all your Mercedes-Benz luxury needs and assistance.