In October 2017, Mercedes-Benz bid farewell to the V12-powered G-Class with the G65 Final Edition. As of June 2023, the company continued to remove the V8 engine with the final G500 V8 Final Edition variant. Users of this car model, if they do not want to buy the G63 version, can only choose the I-6 engine.
However, by the beginning of 2024, they will be supplemented with a completely new option. According to the confirmation from Mercedes-Benz, the pure electric version of G-Class named EQG will officially launch at the above time.
The Mercedes-Benz EQG is expected to inherit most of the chassis from the concept that was launched around the same time 2 years ago. The vehicle’s specifications have not been clarified, but the German brand confirms that the electric SUV will always be equipped with 4 motors, and a version using high energy density batteries (though this version will be released later in 2025 ).
Unlike many other Mercedes-Benz electric car models, which use their own electric vehicle platform, the Mercedes-Benz EQG uses the original but improved G-Class chassis. The German brand chose this approach in order to maintain the promising off-road performance that is not inferior to the engine version.
The interior of the Mercedes-Benz EQG closely matches the original G-Class due to the use of the same chassis mentioned above. The dashboard layout of the car is almost similar to the G-Class. The only difference is a few minor changes, such as a new steering wheel, a center console with a simpler touchpad or a gear lever placed between the air-conditioning vents.
Suspension is double wishbone front and hook axle rear. The battery, located under the chassis, has its own protective steel frame next to a carbon fiber reinforced polymer layer. Through G-Turn technology, all four wheels have the ability to rotate independently, allowing the car to rotate 360 degrees on the spot.