Mercedes-Benz Unveils the All-New Electric G-Class – 879hp, 1164Nm of Torque, 473km EV Range

Mercedes-Benz has finally revealed the details of its much-anticipated electric version of the iconic G-Wagon, introducing the Mercedes-Benz G 580 with EQ Technology. Departing from the typical EQ nomenclature, this model signals a new era for the G-Class, blending its legendary capabilities with electric propulsion.

The G 580 with EQ Technology retains the unmistakable design and ruggedness of the G-Class, featuring a ladder frame setup similar to the recently revised G-Class models. Its suspension layout, including an independent front setup and a redeveloped de Dion configuration at the rear, ensures formidable off-road performance while embracing electric power.

Unlike its ICE counterparts, the G 580 boasts four motors integrated into the chassis, delivering an impressive 879hp and 1164Nm of torque. This setup enables precise torque distribution to each wheel, enhancing off-road capabilities with features like the G-Turn mode and G-Steering assistance.

Innovative technology, such as individual-wheel drive and virtual differential locks, further elevates the G 580’s off-road prowess. Additionally, the vehicle offers impressive on-road performance, with a 0-100km/h time of 4.7 seconds, although its range may be somewhat limited, with an estimated 473km on the WLTP test cycle.

Aerodynamic enhancements, including air curtains and a rear lip spoiler, contribute to improved efficiency, with a coefficient of drag reduced to 0.44. The vehicle also features a robust battery protection system, ensuring durability in rugged terrain.

Inside, the G 580 offers luxurious amenities and advanced tech features, including an optional light band integrated into the grille and various storage solutions. It has the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system and a 12.3-inch driver and media display with touch controls are included as standard. The display and operating concept uses adaptive software to make personalised suggestions for numerous infotainment, comfort and vehicle functions. Smartphone integration via Android Auto or Apple CarPlay enables occupants to make optimum use of their mobile phone functions.

While pricing details are yet to be disclosed, the Mercedes-Benz G 580 with EQ Technology promises to set a new standard for electric SUVs, blending performance, capability, and luxury in true G-Wagon fashion.

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