Mercedes-Benz G-Class ready for age of e-mobility

The Concept EQG provides an exciting preview of the all-electric version of the legendary all-terrain model series.

With the Concept EQG, Mercedes-Benz presents the near-production study of an all-electric model variant of its utilitarian off-road icon.

Visually, the concept car combines the unmistakably striking look of the G-Class with selected design elements typical of Mercedes all-electric models as contrasting highlights.

It offers a promising preview of what a Mercedes-Benz G-Class with battery-electric drive will be capable of.

Classic G-Class design language with quotes from Mercedes-EQ design

The near-production study adopts the G-Class’ angular silhouette including its iconic elements.

The Concept EQG rides on 22-inch polished aluminium alloy wheels. Instead of the usual spare wheel cover, there is a lockable box with white illuminated accents on the rear door, whose design is reminiscent of a wallbox. This could be used, for example, to store the charging cable within easy reach.

An uncompromising off-roader – precisely because of the electric drive system

The chassis design remains extremely off-road capable, with independent suspension on the front axle and a rigid axle at the rear, newly developed for the integration of the electric drive.

With four electric motors close to the wheels and individually controllable, the vehicle will offer unique driving characteristics both on- and off-road.

Its off-road reduction can be activated via a shiftable 2-speed gearbox in order to meet the high “G”-specific off-road requirements with confidence.

The batteries integrated into the ladder frame ensure a low centre of gravity.

Since the electric motors provide their maximum torque practically with the first revolution, an all-electric off-road vehicle like the Concept EQG and the later production model boast enormous pulling power and controllability – which also proves to be an advantage on steep slopes and deep terrain.

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