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Mercedes promises better performance with a $1200 subscription

0-60 mph acceleration times with the $1200 subscription will improve by 0.8 - 1.0 second & will change the characteristics of the electric motors

According to media reports, customers of Mercedes-Benz EQ models will soon have to pay an additional $1200 (plus tax) per year to unlock the full performance potential of their vehicles. The German luxury car brand is said to soon be introducing an "Acceleration Increase" subscription service for all its EQ models.

As per reports, the yearly subscription fee will increase the horsepower and torque figures of the EQ models, while also increasing their overall performance. Mercedes is said to have stated that 0-60 mph acceleration times with the $1200 subscription will improve by 0.8 - 1.0 second & will change the characteristics of the electric motors as well. The extra performance is said to be unlocked by selecting the Dynamic drive mode.

Reports state that the power output of the EQE 350 4MATIC & EQE SUV 350 4MATIC will increase from 288 BHP to 349 BHP, while the 0-60 mph time drops by 0.9 seconds on the sedan & by 1.0 second on the SUV. Similarly, the EQS 450 4MATIC & EQS SUV 4MATIC will also get a boost in power from 355 BHP to 443 BHP. 0-60 mph of the sedan drops from 5.3 to 4.5 seconds, while the SUV's acceleration time comes down from 5.8 to 4.9 seconds.

Source: TheDrive

 
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