The GELÄNDEWAGEN. Electrified.


With the all-new Mercedes-Benz G 580 with EQ Technology (energy consumption combined: 30.3-27.7 kWh/100 km), Mercedes presents the first fully electric variant of its off-road icon. The electric G-Class remains true to the model’s character, its body is still built on a ladder frame. The development team has modified and reinforced this to integrate the electric drive. Also retained is the combination of independent front suspension with double wishbones and newly developed rigid rear axle. The high-voltage lithium-ion battery ensures a low centre of gravity. With its usable capacity of 116 kWh, it provides sufficient energy for ranges of up to 473 km according to WLTP.2 (World Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedures).

“Throughout its more than 45-year history, the G-Class has always used the most modern drive technology available. So, it's entirely fitting that the innovative drive concept with four individually controlled electric motors once again raises the legendary performance of our off-road icon to a new level. It even retains that familiar angular silhouette and is true to the character of our beloved ‘Geländewagen’,” said Markus Schäfer, member of the board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG.

The 4 individually controlled electric motors located near the wheels develop a maximum total output of 432 kW. Together with the selectable LOW RANGE off-road gear reduction, they enable unique driving characteristics and exclusive functions like G-STEERING which can significantly reduce the turning circle when driving off-road. The 3-speed intelligent off-road crawl function is like cruise control for off-roading – maintaining optimum propulsion while the driver focuses on navigating the terrain.

Like the tried-and-tested variants, the Mercedes-Benz G 580 with EQ Technology has a gradeability of up to 100% on suitable surfaces. The vehicle remains stable on sideways slopes of up to 35°. With a maximum fording depth of 850 mm, the electric G-Class outperforms its conventionally powered counterparts by 150 mm.

Source: Mercedes-Benz AG

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