With the Concept EQG, Mercedes-Benz presents the close creation investigation of an all-electric model variation of its utilitarian rough terrain symbol. Outwardly, the concept vehicle joins the undeniably striking look of the G-Class with chosen design components ordinary of all-electric models from Mercedes as differentiating features. The 4x4 characteristics of the "G", which have consistently set the best quality, won't just discover their direction into the period of electric portability, however will be grown much further in certain spaces. The Concept EQG along these lines offers a promising review of what a Mercedes-Benz G-Class with battery-electric drive will be prepared to do.
Mercedes-Benz says a battery-electric powertrain will enhance the G-Class’ trademark off-road ability.
Power is supplied by four individually controllable wheel-mounted motors, while a two-speed gearbox effectively offers low-range and high-range gearing.
The instant torque provided by electric motors will give the EQG “enormous pulling power and controllability”, making it perfect for tackling steep inclines and rough terrain and towing heavy loads.
The battery is integrated into the ladder frame to ensure a low centre of gravity.
The EQG will take on the firm’s “legendary” Schöckl mountain testing track in prototype guise ahead of its final unveiling.
The Concept EQG is unmistakably a "G" as far as design, yet additionally on account of its internal qualities, making it an inflexible off-roader. Its body is additionally founded on the powerful stepping stool outline. The frame design remains very off-road fit, as is run of the mill of the G-Class: with autonomous suspension on the front pivot and an inflexible hub at the back, recently produced for the joining of the electric drive. With four electric engines near the haggles controllable, the vehicle will offer one of a kind driving qualities both on and off-road.
The Concept EQG is also very much in the design tradition of the model series and can be recognised at first glance as a G-Class.
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 wall box.
The white LED strip integrated into the front edge of the roof rack is a modern interpretation of the searchlight indispensable for demanding off-road adventures – and thus underlines the seriousness of the Concept EQG in this area: not despite, but precisely because of its all-electric drive.
"We're travelling into the future with the new EQG! This car epitomises the fusion of state-of-the-art off-road capabilities with the dawn of electric mobility that we all need to strive for. It stands for our relentless pursuit of the utmost desire and luxury. For us, the most important thing was to keep the full G-Class DNA but beam it into the EQ age: Like the G-Class but different. Modern accents like the white LED technology and a wall box on the rear of the vehicle illustrating the difference." says Gorden Wagener, Chief Design Officer Daimler Group.
Prepared thusly, the completely electrically fueled variant of the G-Class will obviously confront the incredible test track on the 1445-meter high Schöckl mountain in Graz toward the finish of its improvement into a series model. Sprinkled with inclinations of up to 60 degrees, the 5.6-kilometre route has consistently been respected in the worldwide rough terrain scene as one of the world's most prominent difficulties for man and innovation. After effectively vanquishing it, the electric "G" can likewise enhance itself with the "Schöckl demonstrated" quality endorsement that is mandatory for the 463 series. Furthermore, similar to its ordinarily determined siblings, it will likewise sparkle with a climbing limit of up to 100 per cent on reasonable ground.