SiriusXM® Satellite Radio Options for Mercedes

Most people would agree that SiriusXM® satellite radio is one of the best features a car could have. With all the channels SiriusXM® offers, driving will never be boring again.

Whether you already own a Mercedes or you’re looking to purchase one, you might be wondering what your options are when it comes to SiriusXM® satellite radio.

This guide has all the answers you need.

1. Is SiriusXM® Satellite Radio Available on All Mercedes Models?

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The answer here is no. Not all Mercedes models come with SiriusXM®. Some of the higher end trim levels come with it. It’s a strategic move on Mercedes-Benz’s part to get people to splurge on the more expensive trim levels. Here’s a list of some of the Mercedes models and trim levels with SiriusXM® built in:

C-Class:

  • AMG C 43
  • AMG C 63

GLC:

  • GLC 43
  • GLC 63

Some Mercedes models, such as the GLA, E Class, and other GLC trim levels, don’t have SiriusXM® satellite radio on any of the trim levels. The most expensive version of the Sprinter has SiriusXM® built in.

If you don’t see your Mercedes model in the list, don’t worry. Just because your car doesn’t come with SiriusXM® built in doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy it on the road.

2. If My Mercedes Doesn’t Come With SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, Can I Add it Myself?

Absolutely! There are several types of aftermarket solutions you can use to add satellite radio to your Mercedes:

  1. Buy a stand-alone satellite radio, stick it to the dash, and then run two sets of wires to the car’s electrical system and the FM modulator.
  2. Buy a satellite receiver unit and then run a wire from it to the car’s AUX input
  3. Install a VAIS satellite radio adapter kit

If you’re looking for a solution that allows you to use your factory stereo controls and doesn’t require running any wires on the dash, a VAIS satellite radio adapter kit is just what you need.

3. Can I Buy A Genuine OEM Satellite Radio Adapter From Mercedes-Benz?

Mercedes-Benz doesn’t offer any OEM satellite radio adapters for their cars. By not offering an easy and affordable solution for their models and trim levels without SiriusXM®, they’re giving their customers more initiative to splurge on higher trim levels that come with satellite radio built in.

Luckily, you don’t have to plunk down thousands more dollars on a higher trim level just to be able to enjoy SiriusXM® on the road. Learn more about upgrading your factory stereo with VAIS tech here!

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