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Mercedes Makes Better Performance a $1,200 Subscription in Its EVs
 

 
The $1,200 yearly fee increases horsepower and torque, while dropping 0-60 times, for all Mercedes EQ electric models.

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Mercedes is now taking subscription fees to an entirely new, maddening level. For new Mercedes EQ electric models, customers will have to pay a $1,200 (plus tax) yearly subscription to unlock the full performance potential of their cars.
If you head to Mercedes' online store, you will find an "Acceleration Increase" subscription service for all EQ models. According to Mercedes, the yearly fee increases the maximum horsepower and torque of the car, while also increasing overall performance. Acceleration from 0-60 mph is said to improve by 0.8-1.0 seconds and the overall characteristics of the electric motors are supposed to change as well. The extra performance is unlocked by selecting the Dynamic drive mode.
These are the models the acceleration subscription is available on and what sort of power gains they get:

Mercedes-EQ EQE 350 4MATIC (from 288 horsepower to 349 horsepower/0-60 mph from 6.0 to 5.1 seconds)
Mercedes-EQ EQE SUV 350 4MATIC (from 288 horsepower to 349 horsepower/0-60 mph from 6.2 to 5.2 seconds)
Mercedes-EQ EQS 450 4MATIC (from 355 horsepower to 443 horsepower/0-60 mph from 5.3 to 4.5 seconds)
Mercedes-EQ EQS SUV 4MATIC (from 355 horsepower to 443 horsepower/0-60 mph from 5.8 to 4.9 seconds)

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This news comes a few months after BMW faced backlash for offering subscriptions for certain options, such as heated seats. BMW North America faced so much public criticism that it even released a statement defending the subscription option.

Subscription fees are sort of understandable for certain cloud-based options, as those options require consistent monthly operating costs. However, the extra power and performance this option provides is something the car is already capable of. What's unclear is how popular these sorts of subscription options will be. Will customers really pay the equivalent of an extra monthly payment every year just to shave one second off their 0-60 time? Who knows, maybe Mercedes proves doubters wrong and EQ customers gladly pay up for the extra performance but these sorts of subscription services just feel like gross and dishonest ways for brands to squeeze even more money out of their customers.


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 2 months ago '12        #2
acefresh 
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Welcome to the new finesse…all in the name of “saving the planet”, as if the planet needs saving from the very beings it created
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 2 months ago '20        #3
fremontitic 
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Pay $100,000 plus for the car
then $100 a month to go faster?
On some software update maintenance cost?
That will be the new electric car hustle.
Software update maintenance
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 2 months ago '21        #4
Losantana16x4  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x8
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If I had it........copped





How much money would my business need to be making to afford the full write off?

 2 months ago '04        #5
deziking  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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mercedes is ranked worse in reliability.
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 2 months ago '08        #6
flav 
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Lol that’s just evil
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 2 months ago '15        #7
Kdub31 
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It’ll take 6 months to a year before they’ll be jail breaking that sh*t permanently for $400
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 2 months ago '06        #8
kip99 
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 fremontitic said
Pay $100,000 plus for the car
then $100 a month to go faster?
On some software update maintenance cost?
That will be the new electric car hustle.
Software update maintenance
Man wait till they hack that sh*t and we get god mode on a rental lol
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 2 months ago '20        #9
gangasanta 
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Rape these companies
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 2 months ago '06        #10
imthatinfamous  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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We must go EV to save the world they said....
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 2 months ago '17        #11
LordOfSwag2020 
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Lmaoooooooooo


Elections have consequences people

 2 months ago '16        #12
KANG SuPaFLyy 
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Yall the ones that keep hyping them sh*ts.

Mercedes always came off to me as a feminine version of Cadillac

I'll embrace the slaps......
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 2 months ago '20        #13
DrDisrespect 
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Man,WTF,We gotta get n*ggas working on software to mod this stuff

How are we gonna avoid warranty loss?

 2 months ago '17        #14
Ifeellikekobe  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x8
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 LordOfSwag2020 said
Lmaoooooooooo


Elections have consequences people
Who elected the board members at Mercedes?

 2 months ago '17        #15
Lazy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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You can buy the extra performance permanently when you purchase or spec the car predelivery

The other side to it is that without the upgrade ou get more range, so everyone doesn’t want it

Y’all want to be outraged over any half-story you get smh
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 2 months ago '22        #16
Bzp 
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 fremontitic said
Pay $100,000 plus for the car
then $100 a month to go faster?
On some software update maintenance cost?
That will be the new electric car hustle.
Software update maintenance
My business cap on, I’m thinking yes it is a way to make money but for the die hard purist these guys prolly gonna burn batteries making YouTube’s and the car is under warranty. Las thing they can afford is big recall on the future of transportation. Nice offset till these cars are out of warranty.

Which I don’t know what a ev warranty really covers



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