The Mercedes electric G-class SUV will be released in top-end versions.
Mercedes has patented the names Mercedes EQG 560 and EQG 580 for its electric G-class. These will apparently be used for the all-electric version of the G-Class petrol and diesel SUVs. The brand already has models EQA, EQB, EQC and EQV, which are nothing more than electric versions of cars powered by internal combustion engines. At the same time, only the future EQS will become the first model of the brand that does not have a direct gasoline counterpart.
Unfortunately, over the rest we only have to guess. First, we don’t know what the digital indices mean. So, the other day it became known that in the case of the EQS index “580” promises a battery for 107.8 kilowatt-hours, as well as an electric drive with a total capacity of 524 horsepower.
For comparison, the Mercedes EQC 400 has an 80 kilowatt-hour battery and 400 horsepower motors. And the Mercedes EQA 250 has 190 horsepower and a 66.5 kilowatt-hour battery. To be honest, we do not see a direct correlation between numbers and technical characteristics, except that in terms of dynamics, electric cars roughly correspond to gasoline counterparts with the same indices. But in this case, the question arises about the too close values between the models “560” and “580”.
Finally, it is not entirely clear how exactly Mercedes will convert the G-Class to electric drive. The chassis of this frame machine was originally designed for the use of a transfer case, which will not be easy to replace with the usual scheme for electric vehicles with separate motors in the front and rear.
It is possible, of course, that Mercedes EQG just registered the names “just in case”, and there is no concrete plan for their use.