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Subscription-Based Power Boost for Mercedes-Benz EQ Not Allowed in Europe, For Now

Previously, we have tackled that Mercedes-Benz will be offering a power boost for some models of its EQ range under a subscription-based service. It turns out that the feature will only be available in the US because of the legal hurdles preventing the automaker to offer the same scheme in Europe. The new power enhancement hiding behind a controversial paywall sees the sedan and SUV models of the Mercedes-Benz EQS and Mercedes-Benz EQE getting between a 20% to 24% boost in output, which is estimated to increase their power by nearly 100 hp. This feature can only be tapped with a hefty sum of $1,200 paid annually to Mercedes. For… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz to Offer Subscription-Based Power Boost

It turns out that the new electric vehicles (EVs) of Mercedes-Benz have more than what meets the eye. Recently, the automaker revealed some secret features of its EQ cars that can only be unlocked through a subscription-based service similar to what Tesla and other EV makers have been offering. According to Mercedes, the service entails a $1,200 yearly subscription to gain access to a 20% to 24% increase in the power output of its EVs. Likewise, torque will also be boosted for faster acceleration times. The scheme will be initially available for the EQE and EQS in both their sedan and SUV models. As an example, getting the boost will… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz EQ Prices in China Slashed by Up to $33,000

Lagging sales and stiffening competition have forced cuts on certain Mercedes-Benz EQ models sold in China. The price reduction went as low as $33,000. The changes covered both the Mercedes-Benz EQS flagship EV of the brand and the mid-range EV model Mercedes-Benz EQE. The new prices were implemented this Wednesday. As a way of pleasing customers who already bought the units prior to the announcement, the company also revealed that they will be subsidized. The EQS, originally listed at 1.19 million yuan, dropped to 956,000 yuan. That’s around $33,000 if converted. Meanwhile, the EQE went from 528,000 yuan to 478,000 yuan. According to people familiar with the company’s plans who… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-AMG One Captures a Nurburgring Record

After setting records with the Mercedes-AMG GT Four-Door and the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series, racing driver and AMG brand ambassador Maro Engel took another shot at glory with the new Mercedes-AMG One. Topping at a whopping 210 mph, the AMG One completed one lap of the Nordschleife at the Nürburgring in just six minutes and 35.183 seconds. In comparison, that is around eight seconds faster than the record set by the Porsche 911 GT2 RS with the Manthey Performance Kit and 22 seconds faster than the Porsche 918 Spyder. To maximize its limited time on the track, AMG used two units of the hypercar. These were consequently checked and documented by TUV… Continue Reading »

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2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV Officially Unveiled

After tons of official teasers and spy shots, the Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV has been finally unveiled. The new electric vehicle (EV) under the EQ range of the three-pointed star marque is basically the more utility-focused counterpart of the EQE sedan that made its world premiere last year. According to the EQE press release of Mercedes-Benz Group Media, the EV will carry some innovations found in the EQS flagship sedan and it is seen as more dynamic than the EQS SUV. Although the EQE SUV is considered to be the most spacious in its class when it comes to passenger and luggage capacity, it is more compact than its sedan version… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes CEO Sees Shift to EVs as Best for Business

Ola Kallenius, the current CEO of Mercedes-Benz, stated in an interview with CNBC’s Jim Cramer that while there will still be a demand in the market for vehicles with internal combustion engines (ICEs) for some time, luxury customers will begin asking for more electric cars and SUVs in the near future rather than in the long run. In fact, the Mercedes CEO thinks that a major transition is already happening as it delivered 31,000 electric vehicle (EV) units in the first half of 2022 alone. He said that we are already seeing the overall transformation of the market. Kallenius stated that truly believes that in this decade, Mercedes will go… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz EQE SUV Interior Bared Before Official Debut

Mercedes-Benz just officially unveiled the interior design of its upcoming EQE SUV ahead of its world premiere scheduled on October 16, 2022. The German automaker hypes the auto as the multi-purpose variant of the EQE executive saloon, which is available with the key innovations found in the EQS flagship sedan EV, yet at the same time, more dynamic than the EQS SUV. In terms of headroom, legroom, and elbow room, the five-seater EQE SUV is touted as one of the most spacious members of the EQ line. It also sports a hybrid trim making up what the automaker dubbed as “hyperanaloque theme”. It primarily features one ultimate widescreen stretching across… Continue Reading »

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