Mercedes-Benz G-Class as EQG ready for the age of e-mobility

Mercedes-Benz G-Class as EQG ready for the age of e-mobility-e-mobility

The electrification of the icon G-Class only seems consistent for the company’s own plans. We remember, aim of Mercedes-Benz is to provide an unprecedented selection of premium electric vehicles, which should help to adapt the average fleet emissions of the company to the ever more stringent emissions rules of the EU. With the presentation of the Concept EQG on the IAA 2021, the company follows consistently its own way.

On the eve of the IAA, Mercedes-Benz presented with the Concept EQG a serious study of a fully electric model variant of its SUV icon, the Mercedes-Benz G-Class. Optically, the stromer comes anything but restrained. So the Concept Car unites the unmistakably striking optics of the G-Class with selected, for fully electric models from Mercedes typical design elements as contrasting highlights. Despite pure electric drive, the off-road qualities of the “G” should not only hold in the age of electromobility – but even further expanded in some areas.

Mercedes-Benz G-Class as EQG ready for the age of e-mobility-readyMercedes Benz

Mercedes had already been able to protect the corresponding brand names for the EQ series in 2017. In addition to the EQB, EQA also counted (compact steep gear model, A-Class), EQC (SUV, GLC), EQE (Sedan, E-Class) EQG (SUV, GLS) and EQS (Sedan, S-Class). In 2018, the EQG was officially in conversation, as Hollywood Icon Arnold Schwarzenegger as a stargast and glowing “G” fan of the then CEO of Daimler AG, Dieter Zetsche, at that time for many unexpected promises, the electrification of the G-Class. Almost three and a half years later, Mercedes-Benz solves this promise and presented with the Concept EQG the serial study of a fully electric G-Class.

“Everywhere, where it allows the market conditions, Mercedes-Benz will be willing to become fully electric until the end of the decade. With this strategic step of, Electric First ‘to’ Electric Only ‘including sustainable production and the CO2-neutral life cycle of our batteries, we accelerate the transformation into an emission-free and software-powered future. We want to inspire our customers with convincing products for a change to electromobility. An icon like the G-Class fulfills this task perfectly.”- Markus Schafer, Member of the Executive Board of Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz AG, responsible for Daimler Group Research and Mercedes-Benz Cars COO

From the G-Class, the serial study takes over the edgy silhouette including its iconic elements. Light strips optically highlight the robust outer protection strips. The cutting edge of the eye-catching two-to-tone paint – top black glossy, down alu beam glossy – runs in the area of the front panel immediately under the resting bonnet and stresses this design feature again more clearly. From the front, the fully electric G-Class concept is familiar above all because of the typical round headlights. However, the grille had to soften and is replaced by a continuous deep black radiator trim. In this Black Panel Grill, the illuminated star with 3D effect sets a striking accent.

Mercedes-Benz G-Class as EQG ready for the age of e-mobility-e-mobilityMercedes Benz

The Concept EQG comes to 22 inches of large metal alloy wheels in polished aluminum in the exclusive design Daer. Instead of the usual spare wheel cover, a lockable box with white illuminated accents is found on the rear door, whose design reminds of a wallbox. Here, for example, the charging cable could be easily accessible. In this way, Mercedes-Benz also underlines the progress in the future in this area: “For us it was essential to really get the DNA of the G-Class, but to beam in the EQ age: as the G-Class, but just different. Modern accents such as the white LED technology and a wallbox at the vehicle rear clear the difference “, says Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler Group.

Building on the robust conductor frame of the combustion variant, the EQG is therefore. The chassis construction remains typically extremely offset from G-Class; with single-wheel suspension on the front axle and with a back for the integration of the electrical drive rigid axle rear. With four cycling and individually controllable electric motors, the vehicle will offer both on and off-road unique driving characteristics. In combination with the switchable gearbox, which allows the Concept EQG to bring into the “low range mode”, it also meets the high “g” specific performance requirements in the area.

Mercedes-Benz G-Class as EQG ready for the age of e-mobility-g-classMercedes Benz

The batteries integrated in the guide frame provide a deep focus of the vehicle and thus a good location in the terrain. Furthermore, as the electric motors provide their maximum torque practically with the first turn, a fully electric SUVS carriage such as the Concept EQG and the subsequent series model with enormous pull-in force and dosing capability – which depends on steep slopes and on deep-maneuver as advantageous advantage. Further technical details or even a series start has not been communicated so far.

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1 thought on “Mercedes-Benz G-Class as EQG ready for the age of e-mobility”

  1. A vehicle of unreasonity and therefore very well suited to bring people into the electric car, which do not remember today. The car has everything that G63 driver obviously need: appearance and bling bling.

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