Electric Mercedes-Benz EQG due out in 2024 with four motors
Mercedes-Benz will add the G-Class to its vary of electrical automobiles within the coming years. Previewed by the 2021 EQG idea, the battery-powered off-roader will function as much as 4 electrical motors and a degree of off-road capability that is on par with the gasoline-powered mannequin’s.
“From the beginning, it was determined that the electrical G-Class ought to be at the very least nearly as good as the inner combustion engine mannequin each on-road and off-road. We did not need to compromise on capabilities,” defined Emmerich Schiller, the top of Mercedes-Benz’s G sub-brand, in an interview with British journal Autocar. He promised an “unparalleled mixture of luxurious and off-road skill for electrical automobiles.”
That is a tall order to fill, and full specs have not been launched but as a result of improvement work is ongoing. Schiller revealed that the EQG will experience on a modified model of the body discovered below the gasoline-powered G-Class and might be obtainable with 4 electrical motors (one per wheel). Every motor might be linked to a mechanical two-speed gearbox with high- and low-range gearing, in accordance with Autocar.
Assigning every wheel its personal motor will unlock a function known as G-Flip that sounds loads like Rivian’s much-hyped Tank Flip perform. And, this format additionally makes it potential to exactly management the quantity of torque that every wheel receives, which is a boon in off-road situations.
“It’s extremely exact. The person management of drive to every wheel offers a complete new degree of skill,” stated Schiller.
Particulars similar to horsepower, torque and driving vary might be introduced later, and Schiller advised patrons could have a number of powertrain choices to select from. Energy might be saved in a lithium-ion battery pack with a usable capability of roughly 100 kilowatt-hours and the identical cell expertise discovered within the EQXX prototype. The pack might be housed in a case to let the EQG drive by way of comparatively deep water. When it comes to weight, Schiller goals to maintain the EQG beneath about 7,700 kilos. “Weight is a problem – as it’s in any electrical automobile,” he harassed.
There’s at the very least one space by which the EQG is not going to outperform the G-Class: towing.
“It’s an absolute killer for the vary. We’re undecided at this stage if it is going to be supplied on [the] preliminary technology,” he advised Autocar.
Visually, the SUV bucks Mercedes-Benz’s method to designing electrical automobiles. Whereas the EQE appears to be like nothing just like the E-Class, the EQG seemingly appears to be like loads just like the G-Class excluding a number of drivetrain-specific styling cues; the EQG idea (pictured) offers a comparatively correct thought of what to anticipate from the manufacturing mannequin. The rear-mounted spare tire will notably get changed by a cargo field large enough to retailer the charging cable. We anticipate the inside will obtain a handful of options and styling cues particular to the EQG.
Extra particulars concerning the Mercedes-Benz EQG will emerge within the coming months, and the mannequin is scheduled to make its debut in 2024.