In a push to diversify its all-electric EQ line-up, it’s understood that an all-electric Mercedes-Benz G-Class bearing the EQG moniker will be taking the stage as a concept to precede a fully electric off-road offering. This new example is rumoured to make its debut at this year’s IAA in Munich this September.
According to MBPassion.de, the all-electric Mercedes-Benz G-Class will not be an all-new development but rather a conversion of the original G-Class to a pure electric drivetrain. The concept set to be revealed may be offered with different states of tune and battery sizes but the brand’s 4Matic all-wheel drive system using two electric motors will be standard fit throughout the range. With this, it’ll house a number of crucial off-roading features such as differential locks and hill descent.
No performance data has been sourced for the all-electric Mercedes-Benz G-Class but it’s understood that flagship models may bear the 560 and 580 badges, offering over 368 kW from a 108 kWh battery pack that is integrated into the heritage model’s ladder frame construction. With this, it’ll boast a claimed range of 500 km on a full charge. A production-ready example of this model is expected to be revealed in late 2022 or early 2023.
Currently, the brand has a number of sedan and crossover offerings in its EQ range. These include the EQA, EQB and EQC. Alternatively, the EQT and EQV offerings fulfil its electrified MPV and commercial offerings. In the luxury saloon segment, the EQS has been introduced as an electrified alternative to the Mercedes-Benz S-Class.
According to a report from last year, the head of Daimler confirmed that Mercedes-Benz plans to offer the G-Class in electric guise “in a few years”.
Ola Källenius, who is both Daimler boss and head of Mercedes-Benz Cars, confirmed plans to go the electric route with the iconic Geländewagen, a vehicle he described as being like “its own company”.