Four Mercedes EQGs danced down a Las Vegas avenue to demonstrate the G-Turn feature that allows it to turn 360 degrees on the spot thanks to four engines, one on each wheel.
At the CES show in Las Vegas, Mercedes presented four Mercedes EQGs in skimpy camouflage, performing the G-Turn maneuver, which is a 360-degree turn on the spot.
The brief camouflage shows that the production version of the first Mercedes G-Class Electric is almost ready for series production. According to the information from Mercedes, the Mercedes EQG will be presented in September, three months after the Mercedes G-Class facelift.
According to information on www.auto-motor-und-sport.de, Mercedes wants to drop the EQ name for electric models and keep the existing model names followed by the EV particle.
The first model to be covered by this rule will be the Mercedes CLA electric, which will be introduced in December 2024. Given that the electric G-Class will appear before then, it looks like the G-Class electric will be the last electric Mercedes model to have the particle EQ in its name.
G-Turn is very practical in rough terrain
Going back to the G-Turn maneuver, or the 360-degree U-turn, this is made possible by four motors, one at each wheel. The maneuver is spectacular, but beyond the spectacle, it offers excellent skills in very rough terrain.
With an engine at each wheel, the Mercedes EQG can drive in rough terrain even if it only has a grip on one wheel. The G-Turn also helps when you want to take a 90-degree turn in the woods through the trees. With the help of electric motors, it can push out the back of the car and make a 90-degree turn.
Mercedes has also announced that the EQG will be a real G-Class, with a chassis separate from the body and a battery mounted between the axles, protected against impact by two layers of carbon fiber.
As seen in the cars that participated in the Las Vegas Avenue parade, the Mercedes EQG retains a design similar to the conventional version, because as Ola Kallenius, Mercedes CEO, said, the boxy design is one of the keys to the success of the G-Class, which has had the same look for over 40 years.