Users Feedback: CGDI MB or VVDI MB


I want to buy a tool to add keys or do all keys lost for Mercedes- Benz. I’m thinking of VVDI MB or CGDI MB. But I don’t know which one is suitable for me to start. Have any ideas?

Some locksmiths’ suggestions:

@Sofiane Brahem:

Both are ok, but better to have them both. Some old car can work with cgdi and some with vvdi. Not forget the vvdi mb tool power adapter for AKL.

CGDI has everyday one token free. VVDI you have to buy token or use original xhorse mb key with point to get free calculation…

I have both + im508. Both cgdi and vvdi are good. Sometime i got car not working with cgdi but with vvdi and sometime not working with vvdi and is working with cgdi. One time i got a car that not working with both and im508 helped me.

My first choice is cgdi due to free token, second choice vvdi, third im508.


@Audrius Cars:

CGDI is best on MB. It does all what vvdi does. It’s better on old mb. Better on akl. Cheaper. You get one token every day. You can program other brands keys.

So it’s way better than vvdi.


@Ionut Gabriel Danica:

Cgdi is best for mb, have fastest server and all is working like a charm.


In summary, CGDI Prog MB can be preferred for your Benz car key programmer. If you have a sufficient budget, you can also buy both.