Fancy a G-Class but with no engine and no blaring sound? Look no further since Mercedes-Benz is making a name for itself in the EV stable.
Say hello to the near-production study Concept EQG which is simply an electric G-Class. It is still a concept for now and Mercedes-Benz isn’t ready to reveal performance figures and powertrain details. So, unfortunately, we’ll have to wait.
Even with the suspense, Mercedes-Benz promises an EQG that has the “stronger than time” 4x4 qualities of the ‘G’.
The Concept EQG adopts the G-Class’ angular silhouette including the iconic elements. There are illuminated stripes, two-tone paint finish on the outside – gloss black on top and gloss aluminium beam on the bottom.
The front of the Mercedes-Benz EQC ditches the ICE model’s radiator grille for a deep black radiator grille with an illuminated 3D effect star. It retains the typical round headlights while also featuring the blue of the Mercedes-EQ models.
The Concept EQG runs on 22” polished aluminium alloy wheels in an exclusive design. There is a lockable box with white illuminated accents on the rear door instead of the usual spare wheel cover. The exterior is further equipped with a flat roof rack in high-gloss black.
"In its more than 40-year model history, the G-Class has always used the most modern and suitable drive technology at the time – from the pre-chamber naturally aspirated diesel of the early days to the AMG 4.0-litre V8 in the current top model, the G 63. Against the background of our 'Electric only' strategy, the electrification of this off-road legend is simply the logical next step – and an absolutely fascinating project,” says Dr. Emmerich Schiller, Managing Director of Mercedes-Benz and Head of the Off-Road Vehicle Product Division at Mercedes-Benz AG.
The Concept EQG’s inner values consist of a ladder frame and an independent suspension on the front axle and a rigid axle at the rear that’s newly developed for the integration of the electric drive.
For off-road reduction, there is a shiftable 2-speed gearbox.
Mercedes-Benz will test the EQG at the legendary test track on the 1445-metre high Schöckl mountain in Graz at the end of its development into a series model.