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Hopefully someone will be able to answer your question with certainity...my thought would be yes but that is just my initial reaction...good luck!
 

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Currently driving a 2013 C300, which might be representative.

1. Neither COMAND Online nor the Drive Kit Plus work with the iPhone 5 yet, in any MB model. MB needs to update their software, they're late.
2. Bluetooth music / phone / contacts / text messages works fine with the iPhone 5 (non COMAND), in my experience.
3. Mercedes COMAND + iPhone 4/4S Media Interface cable reportedly works fine for music/phone/contacts with an iPhone 5 if you have an Apple 30-pin to Lightning connector. I have not personally tested this.
4. In 2014 there's supposedly "iOS in The Car" coming to MB. Presumably December 2014, at the pace MB develops software. ;)
 

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Currently driving a 2013 C300, which might be representative.

1. Neither COMAND Online nor the Drive Kit Plus work with the iPhone 5 yet, in any MB model. MB needs to update their software, they're late.
2. Bluetooth music / phone / contacts / text messages works fine with the iPhone 5 (non COMAND), in my experience.
3. Mercedes COMAND + iPhone 4/4S Media Interface cable reportedly works fine for music/phone/contacts with an iPhone 5 if you have an Apple 30-pin to Lightning connector. I have not personally tested this.
4. In 2014 there's supposedly "iOS in The Car" coming to MB. Presumably December 2014, at the pace MB develops software. ;)
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As of July 06, 2013 (version 1.3) iPhone 5 is not yet supported. I sure hope they have plans to upgrade it in the future!

From the Digital DriveStyle iTunes app description:
"Always On! – The perfect integration for iPhone 4 & 4S into your Mercedes-Benz equipped with Drive Kit Plus (Note: iPhone 5 is currently not supported)."
 

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My dealer went to a training session on a CLA250 and he told me that he did not have any problem with his iPhone5.
 

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I think if you use the Lightning to 30-pin connector with the iPhone, it will probably be fine.

That's what happened to my 2012 Prius. Without the adaptor, I can charge the iPhone 5 and I can see the music names and album arts on screen but no audio. With the adaptor, everything is fine.
 

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If you are utilizing the bluetooth to stream audio from your iPhone are you able to forward/reverse thru songs using the steering wheel audio controls?
 

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If you are utilizing the bluetooth to stream audio from your iPhone are you able to forward/reverse thru songs using the steering wheel audio controls?
I believe so. I had a C class loaner before. Forward and backward worked for Bluetooth streaming.
 

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I think I remember seeing somewhere that the drive plus kit will be compatible with the Iphone 5 by the end of the year (december-ish) but I can't find where I saw it.
 

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So is there not a lightning cord in the car? Seems odd that they installed a cord into the car that is already over a year old, and I would hate to have to use an adaptor in a brand new car.
 

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Issue resolved after trying to use the 30 pin adaptor and also a few iPods the verdict is that apple is only compatible with the USB for charging the iPhone and iPod but by Bluetooth everything works perfect.After all intents then I decide to try a USB stick 8g and presto I have all my music art work cover etc.. works flawless and is better since I don't have to plug in and plug out constantly the iPhone which is a pain.
 
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