Hi, everyone

this is Steven GA from xcar360.

This year there are some new diagnostic tool for mercedes said support doip on market . today i make all test on 7 types mercedes diagnostic tools.

1.Mercedes star C4 SD CONNNECT XCAR360 100925 version

This one is one of the most stable quality in china, price around 480usd . it can support K and CAN and truck 24v ,

but it can't support DOIP . and also no DOIP cable .


2. Mercedes Star C4 sdconnect DOIP device

Recently one factory made a SDCONNECT DOIP device here , they add a DOIP PCB on the normal C4 . looks like the original doip device . price about $600

But after test . we found it can't support DOIP protocol . it support K and CAN protocol , but it didn't support DOIP like they claimed . and it also didn't with a DOIP diagnostic cable .

so this one is same as normal one now . worthless

3.Mercedes Star C5 cheap one

this one price about 500usd .

this one is a joke . it use cheap C4 PCB , then insert it to a C5 case.

it work on K and CAN, but the factory quality not good, easy broken on 24 truck and not stable.

so this one also worthless.


4.Mercedes Star diagnosis Xentry connect C5 real one

this one price about 1100usd .

this one is a 1:1 clone from original xentry VCI , the SSD software is in device, and with license in machine .

it complete support K-line CAN and DOIP protocol . The booting speed a little slow , but diagnostic speed is quick.

it can update use original DVD , and install all ADDONS , it support all mercedes until now .and can use in any laptop .

so , this is worth to buy until now . price is 1100usd and include license update 2year .

 mercede xentry connect doip


this is a original device from ACTIA the price about 1000euro . it support CAN and DOIP , but didn't support K-line .

diagnostic speed is quickly .


6.Xentry VCI

this is a Original Device . but very expensive , perfect support K + CAN + DOIP protocol . Diagnostic speed very quickly.

only problem , price higher.


This is a new device price $600. we test on some car W205 and old ,support K + CAN + DOIP protocol .Diagnostic speed not very quickly . but ok, not sure can completely support all car K+CAN + DOIP .
the problem of this device is 
(1) , maybe not can full compatible for all mercedes like original device
(2) , update , this can't update by yourself .
it made by J2534 and a little like VAS 6154 VXDIAG version .
if driver not update on time , it may can't use on new software .
and this one update by HDD .
2 year update 4times update fee about 400usd .
it is ok to buy now .

vxdiag mercede vci

so, after we test

we give suggestion here .

1. if not need DOIP functions , SD CONNECT XCAR360 100925 version recommend to buy.

2. if you want a DOIP device and you can easy get update DVD, we suggest buy xentry connect C5 . update easy and orginal functions .

3. If you didn't have budget , and you still want a doip, you can buy vxdiag vci .