One of Mercedes’ most iconic vehicles will be reimagined as part of the company’s increasing electric car plans. The firm introduced a number of new concept and production EVs at the IAA exhibition in Germany, with the Concept EQG taking center stage. This is an electric version of the G-Class SUV, with an “uncompromising” off-road design and an environmentally friendly electric motor.
The details on the battery, motor system, or even the interior have not been disclosed by the manufacturer. There is no mention of when it will be released. It did say that this was a production-ready design that would be subjected to the same Schöckl mountain torture test as the former vehicles. When climbing slopes and tough terrain, the EQG’s fast torque and low centre of gravity will help it, according to Mercedes.
Of course, there are EVs on the horizon. The EQE, Mercedes’ electric version of the E-Class, has finally been displayed. It appears to be a scaled-down version of the EQS luxury sedan at first glance, but that’s not a bad thing. It will still have a highly aerodynamic design and a long-range (410 miles on the not-quite-realistic WLTP cycle), but it’ll be in a smaller, CLS-sized package that should be easier to ride in town.
The EQE 350 launch model will have a rear motor, a 90kW battery, and will achieve 60 mph in 5.6 seconds, according to the manufacturer. Mercedes claims that performance versions are in the works. The EQS’ iconic dash-length “Hyperscreen” is completely optional; a more conventional 12.8-inch OLED infotainment display is standard.
Beginning in mid-2022, the EQE will be launched globally. Mercedes hasn’t revealed pricing, it is expected to be higher than the $54,250 for the E-Class with a combustion engine.
The EQS is already available in ultra-luxurious and high-performance models. The Mercedes-Maybach Concept EQS is an electric SUV designed for consumers who like to have their eco-friendly transportation chauffeured. Another near-production car features Maybach’s characteristic two-tone design and other elements, as well as lounge-style rear seating and a Maybach-oriented Hyperscreen in the front. Mercedes was once again in silence about performance and release dates, though it did say that the related EQS SUV will have a range of roughly 373 miles and will enter production in 2022.
If you prefer to drive, the Mercedes-AMG EQS 53 4MATIC+ is the brand’s first AMG-badged EV, with unique motors capable of 761 horsepower, 742 pound-feet of torque, and a 0-60MPH time of 3.4 seconds – impressive for a large luxury sedan. AMG GT-derived air suspension and rear-wheel steering are also included. Although the distinctive rims and optional carbon-ceramic rotors will make your go-fast goals plain, there won’t be any visible differences. Mercedes hasn’t revealed pricing or release dates, but it’s safe to assume that this will make the ordinary EQS series look cheap.