The legendary Mercedes G-Class 4 × 4 will also be entitled to its 100% electric variant in a few years. He announces it through this EQG concept.
Mercedes EQG Concept – At the Munich Motor Show, Mercedes lifts the veil on a 100% electric Class G study, very close to production. We can only rejoice at the idea that the iconic franchiser survives mass electrification that the automotive industry is about to suffer.
In terms of style, the Mercedes EQG remains faithful to the original architecture of the G-Class by combining it with recent gimmicks from the manufacturer’s EQ range. On its sides, light strips visually highlight the side guards, but the doors remain faithful to their visible hinges, as well as to their prominent handles, even if it means slowing down its penetration into the air. We also distinguish circular turn signal reminders right in the middle of the gigantic exterior mirrors.
The genes of G
From the front, the Mercedes EQG brings up to date the round headlights of the G-Class by circling them with LEDs, on a black lacquered background. A brilliant hue that extends over its entire facies and encompasses a revised grille, within which the star lights up with 3D effect. An emblem surrounded by a pattern tinted with the usual blue of Mercedes-EQ models. The machine is based on 22 ”polished aluminum alloy rims, reminiscent of Maybach productions, when the usual spare wheel cover, now oblong, contains the charging cables. Finally, it benefits from a specific gallery and a two-tone finish inherited from the EQS limousine.
In Restomod mode
Despite its projection into the future, the Mercedes EQG is once again based on a ladder frame to do wonders off-road, and renews the independent suspension on the front axle, and a rigid axle at the rear. This rustic-looking set has, however, been redesigned to integrate electric traction. Without knowing more about their characteristics, we know that the EQG is powered by four electric motors close to the wheels and individually controllable. As with any true 4 × 4, off-road reduction can be activated via a gearbox with two gears.
Promised to production
On their side, the batteries are integrated into the ladder frame to ensure the lowest possible center of gravity. But they still keep secret their total capacity, which we hope to be up to to ensure proper autonomy, as the original G-Class suffers from its weight. Fusing 2.5 t as a thermal variant, one can fear that its electrical counterpart will reach 3 t. Response in a few years, when it is marketed.
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