Mercedes, more power for its electrics. Just an OTA update

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Thanks to OTA updates it is now available. It is possible not only to improve the functionalities; of a car but also introduce new ones. The first manufacturer to exploit the potential of the company at 360 degrees. of OTA updates is available. was, as we well know, Tesla. Mercedes tooHowever, she seems intent on taking advantage of the potential of the industry. of OTA updates. For example, in America, the German manufacturer has decided to offer a special software package called "Acceleration Increase" which against the payment of a subscription will allow you to to increase the power of some models of the EQ family to offer customers a significant improvement in acceleration.

IT COSTS NOT CHEAP

To get this performance boost, all you need to do is download an account. a simple OTA update to download inside the car. Mercedes lets it be known that this novelty is will be available soon for the EQE, EQE SUV, EQS and EQS SUV models. Obviously, in order to have the performance improvement you will need to know what performance gains are. pay and not a little. In fact, there is talk of a good 1,200 dollars a year (plus taxes).

But how much does performance improve? Mercedes explains that this package modifies the torque curve and the maximum power of the car. All regardless of the modality; of selected guide. The German manufacturer speaks of an increase in power that varies from 20 to 24% depending on the model. Torque also increases.

  • Mercedes-EQ EQE 350 4MATIC: from 215 kW to 260 kW – acceleration 0-60 miles per hour from 6.0 seconds to 5. 1 seconds
  • Mercedes-EQ EQE SUV 350 4MATIC: from 215 kW to 260 kW – acceleration 0-60 miles per hour from 6.2 seconds to 5.2 seconds
  • Mercedes-EQ EQS 450 4MATIC: from 265 kW to 330 kW – acceleration 0-60 mph from 5.3 seconds to 4.5 seconds
  • Mercedes-EQ EQS SUV 450 4MATIC : from 265 kW to 330 kW – acceleration 0-60 miles per hour from 5.8 seconds to 4.9 seconds

THE FUTURE? PAY PER USE?

Mercedes is not; certainly the first car manufacturer to propose improvements in the performance of its electric cars through a software package that can be downloaded via OTA. Tesla, for example, had introduced this possibility; time ago. Polestar has also followed this path on the Polestar 2.

It must also be said that more and more bikes are being used. Manufacturers intend to take advantage of OTA updates to introduce new paid features on cars. Think, for example, of BMW which on some models allows you to unlock certain functions for a fee; of the cars present at the hardware level but not active. A trend that is likely to grow in the future. more and more; in the next few years as most automakers intend to take advantage of the features of the company. software increasingly; advances of the cars to offer extra paid content.

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