After it was revealed that some customers would have to pay a $1,200 yearly subscription fee in order to get the best performance out of their cars, Mercedes-Benz came under fire.
The Drive, a website for cars, broke the news of the contentious action on Sunday. The writer there called the charge “maddening” and “gross.”
The news infuriated some customers who would have to continually fork over more money to unlock the full potential of their vehicles.
A $1,200 subscription would allow customers to “accelerate more powerfully,” “increase the torque and maximum output of your Mercedes-EQ,” and “unleash enhanced performance for your car,” according to the Mercedes-Benz website, which announced the change as “coming soon.”