With more and more power packed into our smartphones, car manufacturers are inventing new car technology to help us safely (and legally) integrate our phones with cars.
Smartphone mirroring is basically a way to get stuff from your phone into your car’s infotainment system, allowing you to use it safely and legally while driving.
Apple CarPlay is (unsurprisingly) Apple’s version of the technology. In this blog, I’ll take a whistlestop tour through all the car models that currently work with Apple CarPlay. Let’s get started.
What is Apple CarPlay?
Before we get started, let’s take a quick look at what Apple CarPlay is and how it can transform your car into an iCar. (There aren’t any other jokes in the article, I promise.)
Apple CarPlay takes a bunch of features from your iPhone and lets you access them via your infotainment system.
So, instead of fumbling through an unintuitive music system that came with your car, you can fire up Apple Music and play your favourite songs.
It’s a great idea because it lets car manufacturers to focus on what they’re great at (building cars) while letting phone manufacturers do what they do best (building great mobile experiences).
What cars come with Apple CarPlay?
Not all cars are compatible with Apple CarPlay. Some manufacturers have opted not to allow iPhones to integrate with their infotainment systems while others simply haven’t upgraded their systems yet.
Here is a list of all cars on LeaseFetcher that are compatible with Apple CarPlay. For a comprehensive list, see Apple CarPlay’s website here.
- C Class Cabriolet
- C Class Estate
- CLA Class AMG
- G Class AMG
- GLC Estate
- S Class Cabriolet
- S Class Coupe
- S Class Saloon
- SLC Roadster