Mercedes’ paid subscription for more power in electric cars will not be available in Europe

Mercedes paid subscription in Europe
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Mercedes has brought the subscription rescheduling being possible even to increase the power in your electric car. This news should cheer you up, but only if you place yourself in USA or Canada, where buyers will soon be able to “tune up” their cars through the official “Acceleration Boost” subscription program. Instead, Mercedes owners in the UK and Europe they will not have the aforementioned paid subscription that improves power, a Mercedes UK spokesperson told Carscoops.

The brand representative told Carscoops that: “The feature you are inquiring about relates only to Mercedes-Benz models in the United States and Canada. This not available in the UK and Europe at the moment.”

Mercedes paid subscription in Europe: Increase in electric power

For an annual cost of US$1,200 (£993), North American owners who access the service of acceleration increase can increase the production of your electric car by 20-24%. Such an upgrade increases the power of a mercedes ev badged 350 from 288 hp (215 kW / 292 PS) to 349 hp (260 kW / 354 PS) and 450 from 355 hp (265 kW / 360 PS) to 443 hp (330 kW / 449 PS). The feature is available on sedan and SUV of the electric eqe Y eqs from the German manufacturer.

Mercedes paid subscription in Europe
Mercedes paid subscription in Europe

“Torque is also increased, allowing your vehicle to accelerate noticeably faster and with more power,” the announcement on the Mercedes-Benz USA website details. It also reads that: “This shortens the time it takes to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) by around 0.8 to 0.9 seconds. This additional output is available on all Dynamic Select drive programs.”

The exact acceleration improvement varies by model. While the zero to 60 mph figure of a EQS450 sedan goes from 5.3 seconds to 4.5 seconds, the numbers of the EQE350 SUV they drop from 6.2 seconds to 5.2 seconds, a whole second.

Subscriptions in Europe

It is not yet clear whether the decision of do not offer the subscription in Europe Is it due to a regulatory issue, warranty or insurance complication, or is it just a marketing decision. Whatever the reason, it could be seen as compensation for all the years in the 1970s and 1980s where American buyers stuck with fuel-efficient, emissions-throttled versions of the cars available to European customers.

It is worth mentioning that the luxury rival of Mercedes, bmwAlready offers a subscription heated seats in Europedespite the fact that many drivers think it is unfair to be asked to pay to use equipment that was already installed in their vehicle when it was manufactured.


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