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Looking for the perfect accessory for your Mercedes-Benz? Discover the Star!

The Illuminated Star is the ideal personal touch. This unique option uses light conductor and LED technology to illuminate the central star in the radiator grille. It's subtle, but eye-catching. Bright, but sophisticated. And it's your opportunity to announce to the world: "This is my Mercedes-Benz!"

Illumination of the central star via optical fiber LED technology is activated via vehicle key fob.

There are four preconditions for Star functionality

  • Exterior Lighting Switch needs to be set to Auto
  • "Surround lighting" must be operational (via instrument cluster)
  • Must be dark (for lighting sensor)
  • Engine Off


  • After unlocking with the key; the Star will be illuminated for 40 seconds
  • If any door is opened, the Star will stay illuminated for total of 5 minutes
  • If doors are closed, the Star turns off
  • If vehicle is started, the Star turns off
  • After driving and parking, the Star will be illuminated for 60 seconds after the engine is switched off
  • Full-time illumination (while driving) is under investigation
  • Illumination color: White
  • Not for vehicles with Distronic/Distronic Plus

The Illuminated Star can be found in the Body Style category for the following models:

2008+ C-Class Sedan, 2012+ C-Class Coupe, 2014+ E-Class Sedan and Wagon, 2010+ E-Class Coupe, 2011+ E-Class Cab, 2012+ CLS-Class, 2010+ GLK-Class, 2012+ M-Class, 2013+ GL-Class