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The all-new electric G-Class at a glance

25 Apr 2024
  • What are the key features and innovations of the all-new Mercedes-Benz G 580 with EQ Technology?

The all-new Mercedes-Benz G 580 with EQ Technology (combined energy consumption: 30.3-27.7 kWh/100 km | combined CO₂ emissions: 0 g/km | CO₂ class: A)1 is fully in keeping with the tradition of the model series established in 1979. Like the conventionally powered models, it is based on a ladder-frame concept, a selectable LOW RANGE off-road gear reduction system, independent front suspension and a rigid axle at the rear.

The 116 kWh high-voltage lithium-ion battery integrated into the ladder frame ensures a low centre of gravity and enables ranges of up to 473 kilometres according to WLTP . To protect it from water and dirt intrusion, it is housed in a torsion-resistant casing.

Underbody protection made from an intelligent mix of materials including carbon protects the battery from physical impact.

The all-new electric G-Class is powered by four individually controlled motors located near the wheels. They are integrated into the ladder frame and develop a maximum total output of 432 kW and a maximum torque of 1,164 Nm.

The all-new electric G-Class generates virtual differential locks via torque vectoring.

The innovative drive concept of the all-new electric G-Class enables unique driving functions for off-road use: G-TURN, G-STEERING and the intelligent off-road crawl function.

The G-ROAR sound experience includes a G-Class-specific driving sound, an “aura” and various “event” sounds.

A slightly raised bonnet, new A-pillar trim, spoiler lip on the roof and so-called “air curtains” in the rear wheel-arch flares contribute to optimised aerodynamics and interior aeroacoustics.

A redesigned off-road control unit, new OFFROAD COCKPIT and “transparent bonnet” enable a digital off-road experience. The MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system and a 31.2-centimetre (12.3-inch) driver and media display with touch controls are included as standard. Advanced safety and assistance systems support drivers. The EDITION ONE is an exclusive special model available at launch with an expanded palette of standard features.

All-new Mercedes-Benz G 580 with EQ Technology possesses uncompromising off-road capabilities

All-new Mercedes-Benz G 580 with EQ Technology possesses uncompromising off-road capabilities

With the all-new Mercedes-Benz G 580 with EQ Technology (energy consumption combined: 30.3-27.7 kWh/100 km | CO₂ emissions combined: 0 g/km | CO₂ class: A) , the brand with the three-pointed star presents the first fully electric variant of its off-road icon. It symbolises the fusion of tradition and progress like no other. The all-new electric G-Class remains true to the model’s character, retaining its angular silhouette including all iconic elements. Like the conventionally powered variants, its body is built on a ladder frame. The development team has modified and reinforced this to integrate the electric drive. Also retained is the combination of independent front suspension with double wishbones and newly developed rigid rear axle. The high-voltage lithium-ion battery integrated into the ladder frame ensures a low centre of gravity. With its usable capacity of 116 kWh, it provides sufficient energy for ranges of up to 473 kilometres according to WLTP.2

“Throughout its more than 45-year history, the G-Class has always used the most modern drive technology available. So, it's entirely fitting that the innovative drive concept with four individually controlled electric motors once again raises the legendary performance of our off-road icon to a new level. It even retains that familiar angular silhouette and is true to the character of our beloved ‘Geländewagen’.”

Markus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG, Chief Technology Officer

The all-new electric G-Class sets off-road standards

The four individually controlled electric motors located near the wheels develop a maximum total output of 432 kW. Together with the selectable LOW RANGE off-road gear reduction, they enable unique driving characteristics and exclusive functions. This allows G-TURN to turn the vehicle almost on the spot on loose or unpaved surfaces. The G-STEERING function can deliver a significantly smaller turning circle when driving off-road. The three-speed intelligent off-road crawl function is like cruise control for off-roading – maintaining optimum propulsion while the driver focuses on navigating the terrain.

Like the tried-and-tested variants, the all-new Mercedes-Benz G 580 with EQ Technology has a gradeability of up to 100% on suitable surfaces. The vehicle remains stable on sideways slopes of up to 35 degrees. With a maximum fording depth of 850 millimetres, the electric G Class outperforms its conventionally powered counterparts by 150 millimetres. The LOW RANGE off-road gearing increases propulsion with a special reduction ratio. The all-new model generates the function of conventional differential locks virtually using intelligent torque vectoring. G-ROAR brings a unique sound experience to the all-new electric G-Class. In addition to a characteristic, G-Class-specific driving sound, it includes one “aura” sound and a variety of “event” sounds.

The all-new G 580 with EQ Technology follows in the tradition of the design icon

The all-new electric G-Class is immediately recognisable as a member of the enduring family line. The exterior gets a striking electric look with an optional black-panel radiator grille. A number of distinguishing features set the all-electric variant apart from the conventionally powered models. These include a slightly raised bonnet and so-called air curtains in the rear wheel-arch flares as well as the design box on the rear. In combination with new A-pillar cladding and a spoiler lip on the roof, they contribute to optimised aerodynamics.

Extensive standard equipment, additional features and a digital off-road experience

The all-new Mercedes-Benz G 580 with EQ Technology is equipped with the MBUX infotainment system (Mercedes-Benz User Experience), a multifunction steering wheel in nappa leather and ambient lighting as standard. Optional extras include KEYLESS-GO, temperature-controlled cup holders, the Burmester® 3D surround sound system and the “transparent bonnet”. The redesigned off-road control unit and the new OFFROAD COCKPIT are available as options to enhance the off-road experience with additional digital functions. The EDITION ONE, a limited-edition model with an expanded palette of standard features and exclusive design elements, is available at launch.

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