Mercedes Adds Illuminated Star Option – Video

Mercedes Adds Illuminated Star Option – Video

Arguably one of the most iconic logos in the world, Mercedes-Benz is now offering an illuminated three-pointed star to give your luxury vehicle a personal touch.

The Illuminated Star will immediately be available for 2013-up GL-Class models, 2012-up M-Class models, 2014-up E-Class models, and the 06-up CLS-Class models. Anyone that owns or leases any of those vehicles can have an Illuminated Star installed now at their local dealership. The German automaker will have it available for other models soon.

The option uses light conductor and LED technology to brighten up the central star on the radiator grille. As Mercedes says it, “it’s subtle, but eye-catching.”

Watch a video on the illuminated star below. Pricing on the option was not announced.

Edit: We reached out to Mercedes for more information on its Illuminated Star along with pricing information. The accessory is priced at $480 uninstalled with dealer installation costs separate. If ordered with the vehicle as an option, it will cost $550 installed and port installation is currently planned for August. At the current moment and for the next couple of months, it’s only available as a dealer installed option. The Illuminated Star is available for the C-Class models, E-Class models, CLS-Class, M-Class, GL-Class, and GLK-Class and is mutually exclusive to Distronic Plus, since the radar-based system is housed in the Star logo area.

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