You Can Play Mario Kart With The Mercedes CLA’s MBUX Infotainment System

Mercedes-Benz’s innovative MBUX infotainment system has vastly improved its models’ interiors and made them feel more much modern. As it turns out, they has also had some fun with the system.

At the recent 2019 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which was held from February 25 to 28, Mercedes-Benz had a new CLA on display and loaded up on its infotainment system was Mario Kart. Well, technically, it’s not Mario Kart but instead SuperTuxTart, the open-source version of the popular Nintendo racing game.

Not only has Mercedes installed the software on its MBUX infotainment system, it also customized it to work with the vehicle’s controls. Consequently, players use the CLA’s steering wheel and pedals to play the game. In addition, the paddles behind the steering wheel can be used to perform various game functions.

Mercedes-Benz also designed the air conditioning system to blow cool air into the cabin as the player’s speed increases. The car’s ambient lighting also adjusts colors and when the player crashes, the CLA’s seatbelt tightens.

Of course, playing games in your car isn’t something you could do while driving or waiting at a traffic light and would only be possible when the vehicle is parked. The display at the Mobile World Congress was primarily used to showcase the capabilities of the MBUX infotainment system.

However, it is reported that Mercedes-Benz does plan to roll out various gaming applications to customers in the near future. Hopefully, they will only be available to passengers, and/or when the vehicle is stationary.


  • Christian

    Play Quke 3 online while driving…

    • Bash

      This is what you do?
      and btw, its Quake 3.

      • Christian

        First, why are all Car Scoop’s men such mansplaining f-reaks…

        And why do you need to know my age? Leave me alone, or I gonna reporttyou .!

  • Blade t

    More distractions in a car,,love it..😞

  • salamOOn

    omg…. guys, please use your brain again and stop coming with those stupid and dangerous features! this is not cool, its retarded and dangerous.

    • Ben M

      Why is it dangerous!? Use your brain and know that you wouldn’t be able to use this whilst driving!

      • salamOOn

        And where EXACTLY did i state that?

        • Loquacious Borborygmus

          Up above where you said “dangerous”.

          • salamOOn

            omfg….. im asking about “able to use this whilst driving” not “dangerous”.

          • Loquacious Borborygmus


          • salamOOn

            and i thought its simple 😀

            im asking him where did i state “you would be able to use this whilst driving” (because thats the whole point of his reaction) and not where i stated “its dangerous”. ( thats your answer to the question i never asked.)

          • Loquacious Borborygmus

            Ok then. Why is it dangerous?

          • Ben M

            So what, exactly is dangerous about this?!

  • Loquacious Borborygmus

    Hopefully, they will only be available to passengers, and/or when the vehicle is stationary.

  • Mr. EP9

    Yes, because more useless gimmicks is what cars need these days.

    • Kannag Don Amenra

      For someone married, like myself, this would be a useful way of killing time. When I’m waiting for my wife at her hairdressers or while she shops, I usually wait in the car bored, scrolling through car sites. Racing a lap or two on my infotainment screen, would be a welcome distraction, IMHO 🙂

  • Sébastien

    Such an innovative idea… taken from Tesla 🙂

  • Sovereignty

    More gimmicks from a manufacturer who’s reliability continues to head towards the drain.

    • ksegg

      Their reliability died at the end of the 90’s.

      Their sensible and Teutonic design died in 2008, after the last “classic” MB design language was shelved for stupid, “modern” and gaudy, star-grilled monstrosities that hold no bearing to any of its heritage and tradition.

      I miss the days when luxury cars were luxury cars………and no one needed Sports Mode, aggressive side skirts and guppy mouthed front air dams, etc.

      • Matt

        Their leading sales figures suggest their board made the right decisions at the time.

      • Cobrajet

        Go look that the early SLs and see if the new grilles have no bearing to any of its heritage and tradition.

        • ksegg

          Those were sports oriented models and it made sense to have the star grilles. Applying it to the entire range as they do today makes no sense.

          And funny you should bring up the SL. It’s effectively dead in the market and its future is uncertain. Something that’s been around for over 50 years is most likely going to get axed.

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