Fancy a shining star on your Mercedes-Benz? Mercedes-Benz Accessories GmbH now offers an illuminated central grille three-pointed star for models from the C-Class and above.

Using optical fiber with LED technology, the star emblem is lighted up only when the car is stationary, when the car is unlocked or the engine is stopped. It also lights up when the car’s doors or trunk is opened, and once they are closed, the light will go off in 15 seconds.

Already available for M- and GL-Class SUVs, the illuminated star will from next month appear on the options list of the C-Class, CLS and E-Class. Mercs fitted with Distronic or Distronic Plus cannot tick this option, and of course, the car has to first come with a big central logo as standard. 300 euros is the cost in Europe.

We reckon that while some might find it cool, many Mercedes owners don’t seek this kind of attention. View the video above and tell us what you think.