Microtransaction hell intensifies as Mercedes turns improved car acceleration into a subscription

  • November 23, 2022

Mercedes is taking on the hellish tactics pioneered here in the videogames industry by offering owners of their Mercedes-EQ electric vehicle line the “opportunity” to pay a huge yearly fee in order to make their car go from 0 to 60MPH faster.  You can get this on either the EQS or EQE cars, where it’ll provide something like a 0.8 to 1.0 second increase in the acceleration from 0 to 60.

As reported by The Drive (opens in new tab), Mercedes is asking (opens in new tab) $1,200 a year to “Accelerate more powerfully: increase the torque and maximum output of your Mercedes-EQ.”