VVDI MB VS AVDI, choose which one to program Mercedes key?

This blog is going to answer a question: Choose VVDI MB Tool or AVDI for Mercedes keys? So if you’re also interested in this topic, check below it will help you make a best decision!


Story is that a guy wants a tool VVDI or AVDI to program Mercedes keys and deal with ELV/ESL problems. Then people start arguing.

The final conclusion:

For Mercedes key/ELV/ESL, Xhorse VVDI MB BGA TOOL is better choice than AVDI.

VVDI is much cheaper than AVDI and VVDI is even better in some areas!

VVDI MB Tool price: $1799 free shipping


4 reasons to demonstrate that:

  1. VVDI can write/erase cheapBE keys – AVDI no
  2. VVDI can repair fatal error on ESL 204 – AVDI no
  3. VVDI can read password from key V51 – AVDI no
  4. VVDI can renew key V51 without damaging radio bytes – AVDI no


VVDI MB BGA Tool Function Introduction:

Support BE keys, read password and prepare new key via IR

NEC V051, V057 support on board get password

All NEC keys support on board write and erase

Password calculate work fast: support BGA keys, NEC keys (include 51, 57version)

Support renew and write EIS/ ELV

Support online generate key file

Unlock ELV function will be released soon


Some people said VVDI need tokens but AVDI doesn’t need.

Yes, it’s true. But VVDI MB Tool needs tokens only for online key calculations. And you need to do online calculation only when EZS with NEC and BGA key.