Mercedes-Benz is leveraging its over-the-air software program updating system to beam extra energy to the sedan and SUV variants of the EQE and EQS. The replace is appropriate with the EQE 350 4Matic and EQS 450 4Matic fashions, and homeowners can both buy it or subscribe to it.
Whereas technical particulars concerning the replace have not been launched, we all know that there are not any mechanical modifications concerned. It is all within the software program. The corporate explains that the Acceleration Enhance improve adjusts the motor attribute curve, leading to extra horsepower and extra torque whatever the driving mode chosen. It sounds much like the factory-backed software program tunes supplied by some tuners.
Each variations of the EQE profit from a 60-horsepower bump, so the drivetrain’s complete output will increase from 288 to 348 horsepower. The sedan’s zero-to-60-mph time drops to five.1 seconds, in comparison with six seconds flat with out the replace, and the SUV will get a full second faster for a 5.2-second dash. EQS consumers will see an 80-horse improve to 435 horsepower, whereas the zero-to-60 time drops to 4.5 seconds for the sedan (0.8 seconds faster) and 4.9 seconds for the SUV (0.9 seconds faster). Mercedes claims the replace would not have an effect on driving vary.
Pricing is determined by the mannequin. For the EQE, the replace prices $60 a month, $600 yearly, or $1,950 to purchase outright. Put one other method, that is $32.50 per further horsepower. For the EQS, these figures improve to $90, $900, and $2,950, respectively (about $36.90 per horsepower).
Consumers who wish to inject extra horses into their EV’s driveline can obtain the Acceleration Enhance replace from the Mercedes Me Join retailer, which is accessible on-line. They will obtain the replace from anyplace with out stopping by a Mercedes-Benz dealership. The listing of so-called digital extras accessible by means of the platform additionally contains Newbie Driver and Valet Service driving modes, a dashcam characteristic, the AMG Observe Tempo software, and navigation system updates. Further capabilities will be part of the catalog within the coming months.