The Mercedes Benz G-Class, or as it is commonly known – the G Wagon, is soon going to get its electric cousin in the form of the Mercedes Benz EQG. The EQG is going to follow up on quite a few Mercedes electric SUVs that are already available. The EQG is going to be a true Mercedes G Wagon, but with batteries instead of gasoline.
The G-Class was first commissioned to be a military-grade vehicle but was later adopted for the road as Mercedes saw the potential of what the G-Class can become. The same can be said about the Land Rover Defender which was also made public and became incredibly popular with utility-based owners. However, the G-Class went a step further and became known as the Mercedes-Benz luxury car for the rich.
This is what the EQQ is mostly interested in becoming, and that is apparent the moment you lay your eyes on it. However, Mercedes did say that the EQG will also stay true to its roots as it is going to be both an off-roader and a luxury SUV.
In this article, we will tell you all about the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQS – What to look forward to, and what to expect. So, if you want to know more about the Mercedes “Electric Intelligence Geländewagen, be sure to read this article.
2024 Mercedes-Benz EQG – The Powertrain
We currently have no information about any powertrain data as those are likely to come in late 2022 or early 2023. However, we can say that the EQG is not likely going to feature the well-known 108kWh battery found in the EQS as the EQS is simply way too short to accommodate it. Mercedes could alter the structure of the battery, but that is not likely going to happen.
Chances are that the EQG is going to use either the 90kWh smaller battery or Mercedes is going to come out with a new battery for the EQG and many other future Mercedes EQ cars. We did see some pictures in which Mercedes showcased an EQG with 75% battery (196 miles remaining) on the dashboard which could indicate that the EQG is going to offer more than 260 miles with that particular model.
However, there were some conversations about the EQG using a brand-new battery that relies on silicon anode chemistry which could make it more power dense without making it dangerous. I guess we will have to wait and see if that is truly going to be the case for the EQG. Whatever it is, Mercedes is surely not going to skimp on the beloved G Wagon.
2024 Mercedes-Benz EQG – Design
As far as design is concerned, the Mercedes-Benz EQG obviously resembles the regular Mercedes-Benz G-Class which is no bad thing at all. Even though we’ve only seen the concept, chances are that the production version isn’t going to change all that drastically as the EQG does not plan to reinvent the G-Class design, but rather to complement it.
Large monoblock-style wheels can also be seen on the concept car which is to be expected as these do look aerodynamic. With added LED lights on the front and an LED grille, the serial production car is going to adopt some form of additional lighting on the front as that is somewhat of a signature trait of all EQ-Series cars.
The interior is not planned to change dramatically with only small touches here and there. More sustainable material is also to be expected for the seats and the rest of the upholstery. Mercedes also showed the EQG with a large rear LED spare tire which does look cool and is hopefully going to be available with the production version.
2024 Mercedes-Benz EQG – The Platform and Off-Roading
The very latest rumors are suggesting that the EQG is going to use the platform on which the G-Class already resides. This is both a good thing and a bad thing because EVs based on combustion engine car platforms tend to often be less practical and efficient because they can’t manage space with such a platform better as opposed to a brand-new platform.
However, the good thing is that the EQG is going to retain all the off-road prowess that is already available with the existing G-Class. This also means that the EQG is likely to sport the G-Class-famed three-locking differentials. As such, the EQG is likely to be one of the most capable off-road EVs on the market.
When is the Mercedes EQG going on sale?
The Mercedes EQG is likely going to the market in 2024, but some are saying that the EQG will not be available before 2025. We will have to wait and see as there is currently quite a lot of contradicting data on the EQG, at least as far as the release date is concerned.
We do need to keep in mind that most automakers these days are struggling to keep on track due to microchip shortages and disrupted supply chains.
Which SUVs compete with the Mercedes EQG?
The Mercedes EQG is likely going to compete with the likes of the Ford Bronco EV, the Jeep Recon EV, and potentially even an electric Range Rover. The EQG has lots of competitors in lots of segments, but the reality is that the EQG is going after the luxury electric SUV market which does include the Range Rover, the new Defender, the Lexus LX, and even the Benteyga.
How much does the Mercedes-Benz EQG cost?
A USA price is expected to be around $150,000 before taxes, but that is potentially a bit too low for the electric G-Class. Given the fact that the entry-level G550 usually ends up costing around that same amount of money from new, I wouldn’t be surprised if the EQG starting price starts edging closer to $200,000.
Prices are going up continuously and Mercedes is likely to follow that trend. If the EQG comes in a year or two time, it is not going to be as cheap as most predict today.