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Mercedes Benz G 580 with EQ Technology

Mercedes-Benz G 580 with EQ Technology

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is now available as an all-electric version, the G 580 with EQ Technology.

Like the conventionally powered models, the G 580 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 293 miles. It can be ultra-rapid charged up to 200 kW, allowing a 10% to 80% charge in 32 minutes.

To protect it from water and dirt intrusion, the battery is housed in a torsion-resistant casing. Underbody protection made from materials including carbon protects the battery from physical impact.

The electric G-Class is powered by four individually controlled motors located near the wheels. They’re integrated into the ladder frame and develop a maximum total output of 432 kW and a maximum torque of 1,164 Nm, enabling a 0 to 62 mph acceleration time of 4.7 seconds.

The G-Class generates virtual differential locks via torque vectoring, and it features unique driving functions for off-road use: G-TURN, G-STEERING and the 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 “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 cabin includes the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system and a 12.3-inch driver and media display with touch controls.

The four electric motors together with the selectable LOW RANGE off-road gear reduction enable unique driving characteristics and exclusive functions including allowing 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 and a three-speed intelligent off-road crawl function is like cruise control for off-roading.

The G 580 with EQ Technology has “Trail” and “Rock” off-road driving programmes, ground clearance between the axles of at least 250 mm and a gradeability of up to 100% on suitable surfaces and it 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 EDITION ONE, a limited-edition model with an expanded palette of standard features and exclusive design elements, is the only model available at launch in the UK. It is equipped with the MBUX infotainment system (Mercedes-Benz User Experience), a multifunction steering wheel in nappa leather, ambient lighting, KEYLESS-GO, temperature-controlled cup holders, the Burmester 3D surround sound system and the “transparent bonnet” as standard.