The All-New Electric Mercedes G-Class: Everything You Need to Know
Mercedes has been in the business of making high-quality vehicles for over a hundred years, and their all-new electric Mercedes G-Class is sure to be one of their most popular models yet. This SUV is designed for luxury and performance, with an all-electric powertrain that will make it one of the most powerful and stylish eco-friendly vehicles on the market. In this article, we will discuss everything we know about the Mercedes EQG so far.
As Mercedes put it themselves: An icon embraces the future. While their G-Wagon is one of the best luxury cars money can buy, it is not the most eco-friendly. It is actually one of the worst polluting personal vehicles on US soil. More and more car manufacturers are embracing the eco-friendly lifestyle by producing more and more electric vehicles, and Mercedes is no different.
The Mercedes EQG will be based on the company’s G500 platform, and it will be one of the first SUV-style vehicles in Mercedes’ new EQ line of all-electric vehicles. The new EQG will be a body-on-frame SUV, the same as the standard G-Wagon, sporting 22-inch wheels and an independent front suspension.
The EQG will also have a lithium-ion battery that uses a silicon anode chemistry which should give it plenty of range for such a large vehicle. Mercedes has also showcased that the EQG probably won’t have a spare tire in the rear tire rack of the car, but rather the rear tire rack will be used for storing the charging cable.
The EQG will have four electric motors, each powering its own separate tire giving the EQG the ability to do an interesting party trick. The EQG will be able to do a “tank turn,” meaning it will be able to turn on the spot. This powertrain will most likely produce more than 400 HP, but for now, we can only guess.
We might also know the name the new EQG will have since Mercedes has filed trademark applications in Europe for EQG 560 and EQG 580.
The Mercedes EQG will go into production in 2024, and it will hit the Mercedes dealerships sometime in 2025. The Mercedes EQG will also feature advanced driver assistance systems, such as lane-keeping assist and adaptive cruise control, amongst many other features.
So far, Mercedes has released few details about the pricing or availability of the EQG. However, given the high level of interest in all-electric vehicles and the popularity of the G-Wagon in the US market, we expect that the Mercedes EQG will cost more than $100.000.
We can also expect an AMG version of the EQG, which we are sure will be a lot of fun.
We’ll have to wait and see what the future holds for Mercedes and the EQ brand. But one thing is for sure: the company is committed to electrification, and we can expect many more all-electric vehicles from Mercedes in the years to come.