September 22, 2023

The enduring Mercedes-Benz G-Elegance is getting an electrical model, as you could know, except you’ve got been dwelling underneath a rock for greater than a yr. Now we see the EQG dressed in black-and-blue camouflage and doing a impressive tank flip.

We gained’t see it hitting the street or the off-road prior to 2024. However decided on automobile newshounds have already pushed a prototype of the longer term electrical G-Elegance.

Journalist Greg Kable posted a video on Twitter to turn what the electrical G can do. “Shaken and stirred,” he concluded.

Amongst different off-road features that it demonstrated all through the exams, the EQG additionally did the impressive tank flip. It is named a G-turn within the G-Elegance language. The driving force selects the course of the 360-degree flip, both proper or left, the use of paddles at the steerage wheel, whilst urgent the throttle pedal. We’re coping with a quad-motor setup. Thus motors that paintings in my view for every wheel permit it to spin round its personal axle and carry out the pirouette.

The EQG gained’t precisely be a ballerina, even though. A lithium-ion massive battery pack with silicon anode chemistry and a capability of round 100 kW, plus the electrical motors fastened throughout the ladder body, will make the style tip the size at round 3.5 lots (7,000 kilos) or much more. The Mercedes executives were promising that neither electrification nor the additional weight will impact its features.

It isn’t the primary (prototype) off-roader this is able to spinning at the spot. Rivian demonstrated the similar talent with its R1T pickup truck and R1S SUV. And it isn’t the primary time we get to peer the EQG appearing off. A 33-second video confirmed it doing the similar spin final Might.

No phrase at the output simply but. Mercedes broadcasts a number of variations even though, with an AMG one of the best variant being a part of the longer term lineup. That are supposed to have an identical quantity of energy as the present G 63, now rated at 585 PS (577 HP).