In the USA the car owner is asked to pay for the additional service “Acceleration Increase” to have access to 100% of the engine performance that his vehicle already has.
THE Mercedes joins the list of automakers that lock certain features into their cars on a subscription basis.
The US subsidiary of Mercedes-Benz has added a new subscription service, under which the car owner is required to pay for the additional service “Acceleration Increase” to access 100% of the engine performance that the car already has. his vehicle.
Annual subscription (US$1,200 – EUR 1,151) improves performance, by 20–24%increasing torque and acceleration from 0.8 to 0.9 seconds from 0–100 km/h when in Dynamic drive mode.
However, Acceleration Increase is currently only available for the Mercedes-EQ EQE and Mercedes-EQ EQS electric car models.
With sales for new cars worldwide to have decreased in recent years, automakers have turned to selling software updates and new features on a subscription basis to generate a steady stream of revenue long after a car is purchased.
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