- The Mercedes-Benz EQE350 and EQS450 can achieve energy and cut back acceleration instances by way of an over-the-air (OTA) software program replace.
- Obtainable on each sedan and SUV fashions, the EQE350 provides 60 hp and the EQS450 provides 80 hp; their zero-to-60-mph claims additionally drop between 0.8 and 1.0 second.
- A one-time payment prices $1950 on the EQE and $2950 on the EQS, nonetheless, month-to-month/yearly subscriptions value $60/$600 and $90/$900, respectively.
Many individuals are accustomed to paying a subscription payment for a health club membership or a streaming service, however most individuals have by no means paid a month-to-month or yearly payment to unlock elevated efficiency from their car. As we detailed final November, Mercedes is introducing a brand new over-the-air (OTA) software program replace to do precisely that. Now we all know precisely how a lot the automaker plans to cost subscribers and what choices can be found to them.
What Does It Do?
Referred to as the “Acceleration Enhance,” it may be bought by means of Mercedes me Join providers. Initially, it will be accessible on the all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQE350 and EQS450 for each their sedan and SUV physique kinds. The twin-motor EQE350 fashions make 288 horsepower commonplace, whereas the dual-motor EQS450 produces 355 horses out of the field. Choosing the OTA energy improve raises the EQE’s figures by 60 to 348 horsepower and the EQS’s by 80 to 435 horsepower.
Mercedes additionally claims the added energy will decrease every car’s zero-to-60-mph acceleration instances. The mightier EQE350 sedan and SUV are anticipated to hit 60 mph in 5.1 and 5.2 seconds, respectively, that are between 0.9 and 1.0 second faster. The mightier EQS450 sedan and SUV are anticipated to hit 60 in 4.5 and 4.9 seconds, respectively, that are between 0.8 and 0.9 second faster.
How A lot Is It?
So, what’s going to this new-age efficiency improve value prospects? The EQE350 fashions can add it for $60 per 30 days or $600 per 12 months. The EQS450 fashions can add it for $90 per 30 days or $900 per 12 months. Most notably, nonetheless, is that Mercedes will let individuals keep away from the possibly annoying subscription charges and as an alternative pay a one-time payment. That worth is $1950 for the EQEs and $2950 for the EQSs.
Eric Stafford’s car dependancy started earlier than he might stroll, and it has fueled his ardour to put in writing information, evaluations, and extra for Automotive and Driver since 2016. His aspiration rising up was to turn out to be a millionaire with a Jay Leno–like automobile assortment. Apparently, getting wealthy is tougher than social-media influencers make it appear, so he prevented monetary success fully to turn out to be an automotive journalist and drive new vehicles for a dwelling. After incomes a level at Central Michigan College and dealing at a each day newspaper, the years of principally burning cash on failed venture vehicles and lemon-flavored jalopies lastly paid off when Automotive and Driver employed him. His storage presently features a 2010 Acura RDX, a handbook ’97 Chevy Camaro Z/28, and a ’90 Honda CRX Si.