I'm based in the UK and currently looking at replacing my E320cdi(last
model) with either a new model E320cdi or possibly a second hand S320cdi.
I replaced my factory fit radio and CD juke box on the current car with
an Alpine head unit and juke box which are giving superb results playing
MP3 CD's I've recorded on my PC (66 hours of music in the juke box plus
another 11 in the slot on the head unit).
This facility is so good I really want to keep it on my next car. I've
already established that I won't be able to install the alpine stuff in
either a new E class or S/H S class. However, I've seen a reference that
says the new COMAND systems fitted to E and S class cars will play MP3
CD's. Can anyone tell me
(a) is this true
(b) if true does that include CD's in the M-B juke box
(c) if true how can I tell if the COMAND unit on a car I'm considering
has this capability (I realise I can stick a CD in the slot but that
might not be too practical if the car I'm considering is in a showroom
150 miles away!)
The dealers I've spoken to so far don't seem to know anything about this
capability (surprise, surprise).