Mercedes-Benz EQG First Ride Review 2023 

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class’ status as the ultimate go-anywhere Benz is revered within the company .

When chatter about electrifying this icon arose, there were more than a few who questioned it. 

After all, as a candidate for electrification, there really couldn’t be a less obvious vehicle than a ladder-framed off-roader with a body that’s got the aerodynamic properties of a brick.

Emmerich Schiller, CEO of Mercedes-Benz’s G-Class sub-brand admits he was among them. He reasoned the engineering challenge to make an electric G-Class would be a huge task. 

Specifically, a battery-powered off-roader would need to be capable of tackling the Schöckl Mountain, which towers over the G-Class’s home in Graz, Austria.

Adding batteries and electric motors should not and could not be an excuse to dilute this legend's off-road ability. 

Mercedes isn’t likely to introduce the EQG before 2024, which explains why no one is really prepared to comment on the battery’s chemistry and capacity.  

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