MB is now selling a "cheaper" version of the star diagnostic for the aftermarket for around $10,000. & that includes a 1 year subscription to ON-LINE WIS. Check with MBUSA.
Also ON-LINE WIS will be available to anyone with $$$. I believe that will happen in January.
All car makers must make this info available because of the "Right to information" ACT.
MERCEDES Benz Master Guild Technician (6 TIMES)
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190E 2.3 16V ITS SCCA race car (sold)
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