The Mercedes G-Class EQG concept flows off-roading aficionados in the IAA

The Mercedes G-Class EQG concept flows off-roading aficionados in the IAA

Mercedes is bringing a variety of new products to the IAA 2021 in Munich this week, and what we didn’t expect much is the EQG concept that will put Mercedes on the path to the electrification of the G-Series off-road lineup.

If you are looking for details, unfortunately the Mercedes AWD EQG is stuck tight on the spec sheet. With the increasing drag of the off-roader, you might expect a battery the size of an EQS line of more than 100kWh with a range of 200-300 miles. Today’s unveiling is primarily about eye candy and imagining an off-road Mercedes with all the benefits of electrification.

With the concept EQG, Mercedes-Benz presents an almost productive study of the all-electric model variant of its utilitarian off-road icon. At a glance, the concept car combines the exact attractive look of the G-Class with the characteristic design elements of all-electric models in Mercedes. The 4 × 4 points of the “G”, which have always set the highest standards, will not only find their way into the age of electric mobility, but will be further developed in some areas. Thus the concept EQG offers a promising preview of what the Mercedes-Benz G-Class will be capable of with a battery-electric drive.

You’ll notice in the gallery below the closed grille like the EQS, the 22-inch polished aluminum alloy wheels, the roofed lightbar reminiscent of Tesla’s Cybertruck, and a distinctive look that pays homage to the G-Class lineup but really its own future version.

Classic G-Class design language with quotes from Mercedes-EQ design

The concept is also in the design tradition of the EQG model series and can be identified at first glance as the G-Class. Nearby product studies have adopted the G-Class’s angular silhouette with its symbolic elements. Illuminated stripes make strong external protective stripes visible. The distinctive edge of the attractive two-tone paint finish वर the glossy black on the bottom, the gloss aluminum beam at the bottom थेट runs directly under the overlying bonnet in the front end area, thus more clearly emphasizing this design feature.

The front view of the concept EQG looks familiar, not least because of the typical round headlights. Instead of a radiator grille like the traditional running model versions, this all-electric variant has a continuous deep black radiator grille. In this black panel grille, the star illuminated with a 3D effect sets a striking accent. Around it, the animated pattern of the “round square” in the familiar blue of the Mercedes-EQ models creates a visual link. A versatile incandescent band wraps around a black panel, complementing the light graphic of daytime running headlights with a white illuminated circle in the outside mirror housing.

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