Mercedes Acceleration Increase On-Demand Package For EQE And EQS Models Launched

Giancarlo Perlas April 28, 2023

A new Mercedes Acceleration Incrase On-Demand package for the EQE and EQS models in North America was just rolled out. According to a press release, it can be availed as a one-time purchase for the lifetime of the vehicle or on a flexible monthly to yearly subscription basis, and a lot of people are not too happy about it.

The power of the EQE and EQS in the US can be enhanced via the Mercedes Acceleration Increase On-Demand subscription. (Photo Source: MBUSA)

Mercedes Acceleration Increase On-Demand Upgrade

The new Acceleration Increase upgrade from Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) can boost the output of the EQE and EQS models by 60 and 80 hp, respectively. This provides a quicker acceleration from 0 to 60 mph by as much as a full second for both units.

Available exclusively to EQE 350 4MATIC and EQS 450 4MATIC Sedan and SUV customers, this upgrade can be downloaded and unlocked from the Mercedes me connect Store online. The OTA integration enables customers to upgrade their vehicles without requiring a visit to a dealership.

Here is a rundown on the extra numbers the add-on offers for the EQE and EQS:

A breakdown of the new optional performance upgrades on the EQE and EQS. (Source: MBUSA)

Other On-Demand Enhancements

Apart from the Acceleration Increase upgrade, MBUSA has introduced an array of On-Demand enhancements available for a wide range of its models in the Mercedes me connect Store. These upgrades are designed to provide customers with the flexibility of upgrading their cars at any time to meet their evolving needs and preferences. Among the available upgrades are Beginner Driver and Valet Service Modes, Remote Engine Start, Navigation and expanded Navigation features, and AMG TRACK PACE, among others.

The Mercedes me connect Store’s logic is centered on personalization and simplicity, allowing customers to select from monthly, yearly, or a one-time purchase for the lifetime of their vehicle, depending on their preferences. With over-the-air (OTA) integration, customers can download the upgrades without the need to visit a dealership, ensuring a hassle-free experience that meets consumer demand.

No Impact on Electric Range

Mercedes guarantees that the enhancements in the EQE and EQS models are achieved without impacting the vehicles’ electric range, providing a seamless driving experience for the customers.


Although this kind of scheme is no longer new in the EV industry, many people are expressing their dismay at how Mercedes is blocking user access to features that are already in its cars through the use of a paywall. Here are only a few examples of how people are reacting to it:

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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