The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQG has been revealed as a fully electric G-Class catering to consumers who wish to get the full 4×4 experience without causing too much harm to the environment. The new concept acts as a loyal preview to what we can expect for the final production-ready model.
The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQG maintains the ICE G-Wagon’s ladder frame chassis to maintain its off-roading prowess. Like the current generation model, it employs a front independent suspension with a rear rigid axle that has been developed for the integration of an electric drive.
An electric motor has been placed on each of the wheels which give the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQG an individual all-wheel drive system. This is controlled via a two-speed transmission tuned for off-roading versatility.
The battery powering these motors is positioned into the ladder frame to ensure a low centre of gravity. Thanks to the instant torque provided by the electric motors, the German manufacturer believes that this new concept will boast enormous pulling power and controllability which is advantageous on steep slopes and deep terrain.
The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQG is recognisable to the fuel-driven model but elements such as illuminated stripes, separate edging of the two-tone paint finish with the gloss black top and aluminium beam emphasises the heritage model’s more futuristic persona.
At the front, the round headlamps remain but instead of a radiator grille, a continuous deep black has been applied. Within this, an illuminated star with a 3D effect is complemented my an animated pattern of round squares with the Mercedes-EQ blue.
The Mercedes-Benz Concept EQG rides on 22-inch polished aluminium alloy wheels penned in an exclusive design. 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 wallbox. This could be used, for example, to store the charging cable within easy reach.