Mercedes EQG struts its stuff in Las Vegas: all-electric G Wagon coming this year

January 15, 2024 by

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Mercedes has been showing off the new EQG’s “G-Turn” feature at CES this year, and the all-electric off-roader is due to launch this year. Read on for all you need to know. 

  • New Mercedes EQG coming in 2024
  • All-electric version of the G-Class
  • G-Turn feature shown at CES
  • Allows the car to turn on the spot
  • Concept uses four electric motors
  • Range of over 400 miles possible
  • 200kW rapid charging expected

The hotly-anticipated Mercedes EQG is getting closer to production, with some camouflaged prototypes making an appearance at the CES technology show in Las Vegas. The all-electric off-roader was showing off its new G-Turn feature, allowing it to turn on the spot to get you out of tricky situations on the rough stuff.

It’s expected to get one electric motor for each wheel, making it one of the most capable electric off-roaders on the market. It’s also been spotted testing a few times by Carwow’s spy photographers.

When can I buy a new Mercedes EQG?

It’s been a couple of years now since the new Mercedes EQG concept was revealed, but those who are patiently waiting for a full reveal may not have to wait much longer. The brand brought a handful of prototypes to the CES technology show this year, and a full reveal of the car is expected within the coming months.

There’s no word on pricing just yet, but you can expect to have to pay handsomely for the EQG. A starting price of over £100,000 is to be expected.

Electric Mercedes EQG as CES 2024

The new Mercedes EQG made an appearance at CES 2024, albeit in camouflaged form, to show off its dance moves on the streets of Las Vegas. This new electric off-roader is fitted with something called G-Turn, a feature which allows the car to spin around on the spot up to 720 degrees.

 

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It not only looks impressive in formation like this, it should prove handy when taking the car out on rough off-road trails. If you find yourself in a sticky sitation and need to turn around, but there’s no space to do a three-point turn, this could prove very handy indeed.

Electric Mercedes EQG design

When the Mercedes EQG concept was first revealed, it wasn’t a million miles away from the normal G-Class. You could see a few squared-off details making it look more futuristic, but the boxy dimensions and chunky styling remained the same. These camouflaged prototypes show a few changes over the concept which bring it even closer to the current G Wagon.

You’ll be hard-pushed to spot the difference between this EQG prototype and the current G-Class. It’s still unapologetically boxy with an upright windscreen and round headlights. With there being no internal combustion engine under the bonnet, the grille can be blanked off for better aerodynamics. This car does have a few of slots in the front though.

The EQG concept has a clever light-up grille with some funky patterns on it, and this could still make it to the production car. The lower bumper does look as though it’s made it to the prototype, with the large air intakes and square pattern clearly visible.

Down the side, it’s once again G-Class business as usual. You have the same flared square wheel arches, and it’s a pretty slab-sided thing. The wheels fitted to this car look as though they’r production prototypes as well. The design is vastly different to the five-spoke alloys fitted to the concept, but they’re likely designed to cut through the air as cleanly as possible.

The rear of the EQG concept had a big square box mounted to the tailgate in place of the spare wheel for storing your charging cables. The production version looks as though it’s gone back to the rear-mounted spare tire, which is probably a more sensible option. With no engine under the bonnet, Mercedes may have engineered some storage space under there.

Electric Mercedes EQG Concept interior

The new electric G-Class will modernise the current car’s cabin, shown here

The Mercedes EQG concept uses a similar cabin to the standard car. This would suggest that the finished car might not come with a vast widescreen ‘Hyperscreen’ infotainment system like in the EQS and EQE, or that Mercedes isn’t ready to share how it plans to fit a colossal 56-inch display into the G-Class just yet…

Mercedes EQG Concept batteries, range and performance

The Mercedes EQG will be available with four electric motors, one for each wheel, which should give it phenomenal off-road ability.

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This new SUV may also be capable of ‘turning on the spot’, suggesting new drive modes could allow the left- and right-hand wheels to turn in opposite directions, letting the car slew in a circle like a bulldozer.

It’s likely the new electric off-roader will come with similar 200kW charging technology as the Mercedes EQS, allowing you to boost its range by around 190 miles in as little as 15 minutes.

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