The three-pointed star marque is making a lot of progress in the development of the all-electric G-Wagen or the Mercedes-Benz EQG. Its most recent test run was captured by YouTube’s walkoARTvideos.
Here are some notable features of the electric vehicle (EV) based on spy shots, rumors, and some tidbits of information provided by its maker.
The exterior of the EQG does not depart much from the signature form of the G-Class and its concept shown in 2021. While the prototype in the recent video is covered in camouflage with electric patterns, the production version will likely feature a two-tone color scheme with glossy black and aluminum accents. It will also be equipped with up to 22-inch EV-style wheels and an illuminated star on the black panel radiator grille.
In our sneak peek at its cockpit earlier, the EQG features a new steering wheel, climate control panel, and touchpad, providing comfortable seating for up to five passengers. The dashboard showcases a large touchscreen display that functions as an infotainment system and is powered by MBUX technology.
Premium materials, such as leather, upholster the seats, while metallic accents and soft-touch materials adorn the dashboard and door panels.
One of the standout features of the set-to-be-released Mercedes EQG is the “G-Turn” function that allows for a full 180-degree turn without having to move forward or backward. This is possible thanks to the precise power distribution among the four individual motors, making it useful for off-road driving and tight parking spaces.
The EQG also offers a specially-developed rear axle in De Dion design that further enhances its off-road capabilities. With seven different driving modes, including custom options for off-road driving such as Trail, Rock, Sand, and Creeper, the EV is tailored to be tough enough to handle different driving conditions.
The EQG comes with four distinct motors that provide a still undisclosed amount of output. Meanwhile, it is equipped with a battery pack rumored to possess a capacity of approximately 100 to 200 kWh.
The battery pack will use advanced silicon anode chemistry from Sila Nanotechnologies, which is projected to improve the energy density of the vehicle by 20% to 40%. Overall, these are set to enhance the range of the EV significantly compared to the other EQ models of Mercedes.
Official Debut of the Mercedes-Benz EQG
As per its maker’s official statement during the unveiling of the auto’s concept version in 2021, the anticipated debut of the Mercedes-Benz EQG electric SUV’s production version is in the latter half of this year.