Originally Posted by Skylaw
And it provides exactly what readout on a COMAND or MB radio, or instrument cluster screen? Which steering wheel buttons does it respond to?
Not, but I don't think it's that big deal either. As long as it mutes the stereo when I make or receive phone call, it works for me, and probably for most. Can't use the steering wheel button control, but the buttons on the system is mount conveniently right near the shifter.
When I'm a phone w/ someone, I don't need a display on IC or Cmd of who I'm talking to.
I can program the system to announce the caller name/number (on speaker) when calls arrive, so it helps.
I can use voice activation to make a call, and its voice activation feature is excellent, and sure is safer than navigating through the IC or command screen.
I don't know how good the OEM phone system is on the W220, but I'm sure mine is much better (clearer & much more conveninent) than the OEM one on my brother S550, and he paid load of money for it, and his can only work w/ certain phone
All I'm saying is that one should take into consideration the Non-OEM phone kit. Most of the portable plug-in system suck, but one like Motorola or Pioneer are excellent, require a bit of installation works, but once done, offer good value for $$.