The high torque and instant acceleration provided by an electric powertrain make them ideal for off-road applications, meaning the EQG must stay true to the go-anywhere philosophy of the G-Class, which has historically served under various forms with a number of armed forces.
It is believed that Mercedes bosses wanted the GLB and its sibling EQB to be marketed as premium, family-friendly off-roaders, in the same vein as the Land Rover Discovery Sport, but its front-wheel drive derived from the A-Class The MFA2 architecture is more overtly oriented towards road operations.
As a dedicated off-roader, the EQG is unlikely to use the low-slung EVA architecture that will underpin all of Mercedes’ new bespoke EVs, instead using an electrified setup based on the foundations of the ladder frame. the G-Class.
Chassis adaptations will make room for a lithium-ion battery under the floor, with the G-Class’s extended wheelbase potentially allowing the 107.8 kWh pack mounted on the top-of-the-line EQS, which should allow a range Competitive WLTP – although not as long as the extremely aerodynamically efficient sedan.
Mercedes has already registered the names EQG 560 and EQG 580, which suggests that the all-terrain electric vehicle will be offered with the same 516 hp, 631 lb-ft dual-engine configuration as the top-of-the-line version of the EQS, as well as a less powerful entry-level configuration.
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This notice was published: 2021-08-15 23:01:24