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Electric Mercedes Benz G-Class Makes Debut Globally!

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The all-new Mercedes-Benz G 580 with EQ Technology (combined energy consumption: 30.3-27.7 kWh/100 km | combined CO₂ emissions: 0 g/km | CO₂ class: A)1 is fully in keeping with the tradition of the model series established in 1979. Like the conventionally powered models, it is based on a ladder-frame concept, a selectable LOW RANGE off-road gear reduction system, independent front suspension and a rigid axle at the rear.

The 116 kWh high-voltage lithium-ion battery integrated into the ladder frame ensures a low centre of gravity and enables ranges of up to 473 kilometres according to WLTP[1] . To protect it from water and dirt intrusion, it is housed in a torsion-resistant casing.

With four individually controlled electric motors close to the wheels, the all-new electric G-Class offers unique driving characteristics both on and off road. It is the first mass-produced vehicle from the Mercedes-Benz Group with individual-wheel drive. The four motors are integrated in the ladder frame – two in each housing at the front and rear axles. They are driven via short half-shafts, meaning the rear electric motors can also be bolted to the chassis. Each of the electric motors develops a peak output of 108 kW, which adds up to a maximum total output of 432 kW. The maximum total torque is 1,164 Nm. In co-operation with ESP® and the central powertrain control (CPC), the torque is always delivered exactly where the all-new electric G-Class needs traction.

With its innovative drive concept, the all-new Mercedes-Benz G 580 with EQ Technology accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.7 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 180 km/h. As the electric motors can provide their maximum torque from a standstill, the all-electric off-roader excels with enormous pulling power and exceptional controllability. This proves advantageous both on steep inclines and loose surfaces.

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Virtual instead of mechanical: the differential locks
The all-new electric G-Class uses torque vectoring to generate virtual differential locks. This technology makes it possible to precisely meter torque to each individual wheel. As the torque builds up exactly where needed within fractions of a second, the all-new electric G-Class holds a clean, confident line up and downhill, even on the toughest terrain.

The virtual differential locks enable fully variable distribution of the drive torque among the individual wheels. The result is maximum traction with maximum flexibility without distortion when cornering. The all-new electric G-Class thus remains agile and manoeuvrable at all times, including when the virtual differential lock is active. There is no need to manually engage the differential locks via switches in the off-road control unit. Control is fully automatic. This makes it even easier to use and increases driving safety, even in difficult conditions.

Underbody protection made from an intelligent mix of materials including carbon protects the battery from physical impact.

The all-new electric G-Class is powered by four individually controlled motors located near the wheels. They are integrated into the ladder frame and develop a maximum total output of 432 kW and a maximum torque of 1,164 Nm.

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The all-new electric G-Class generates virtual differential locks via torque vectoring.

The innovative drive concept of the all-new electric G-Class enables unique driving functions for off-road use: G-TURN, G-STEERING and the intelligent off-road crawl function.

The G-ROAR sound experience includes a G-Class-specific driving sound, an “aura” and various “event” sounds.

A slightly raised bonnet, new A-pillar trim, spoiler lip on the roof and so-called “air curtains” in the rear wheel-arch flares contribute to optimised aerodynamics and interior aeroacoustics.

A redesigned off-road control unit, new OFFROAD COCKPIT and “transparent bonnet” enable a digital off-road experience.

The MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system and a 31.2-centimetre (12.3-inch) driver and media display with touch controls are included as standard.

Advanced safety and assistance systems support drivers.

The EDITION ONE is an exclusive special model available at launch with an expanded palette of standard features.

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Mohit Soni
Mohit Soni
NOT A Commander, Director, Editor-In-This/ That, CEO, MD, President, Entrepreneur, etc etc. Just a first employee at Thrust Zone with a team of enthusiasts who love car and motorcycles more than anything else in the world, just like I do. Hashtag blessed

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