Innovative MBUX system introduced for Mercedes-Benz V-Class and Marco Polo

By CARSIFU | 9 December 2019

STUTTGART: The Mercedes-Benz V-Class facelift along with the Marco Polo and Marco Polo HORIZON camper can be ordered together with the intuitive and self-learning MBUX multimedia system.

What's more, from the end of 2019, newly ordered Marco Polo vehicles will come as standard with Mercedes-Benz Advanced Control (MBAC). This innovative interface module turns the compact camper van with a star into a connected home on wheels.

"Digitalisation and connectivity are important components of our product strategy. By integrating the MBUX multimedia system familiar from Mercedes-Benz passenger cars, we are making the cockpit of our MPV and Marco Polo models based on the V-Class even more comfortable," explains Klaus Maier, Head of Marketing and Sales at Mercedes-Benz Vans.

The new Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo.
The new Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo.

"And for camping enthusiasts, we have an additional special highlight. We are thrilled to be able to offer the Marco Polo in future as standard with Mercedes-Benz Advanced Control. With that our customers are able to travel in a mobile "smart home"; meaning they are able to centrally control various components within the living area, such as the lights or heating, for example with their smartphone."

The central element of the MBUX multimedia system is its intuitive operating concept and most notably its voice control system. It recognises almost any imaginable sentence concerning the areas of infotainment and vehicle operation.

With the MBUX multimedia generation, Mercedes me connect services also achieve a new dimension in terms of their quality, thus improving the overall connectivity experience in and around the V-Class, Marco Polo and Marco Polo HORIZON.

Among the services are the free basic services Maintenance Management, Accident Recovery and Breakdown Management, not to mention Telediagnostics and Remote Vehicle Diagnostics.

MBAC makes it possible to connect the following aspects in the living area of the Marco Polo, all of which can be conveniently controlled from a central location such as the fill levels of the water tanks, the charge level of the auxiliary battery, setting the temperature of the coolbox, setting the warm-air auxiliary heating, controlling the electrically extendible pop-up roof, controlling the electric sliding sunroof, controlling the Jehnert sound system and controlling the main and ambient lighting.