>> The all-new electric G-Class: legendary design language meets unique drive technology

>> Off-road capability enters the electric age and opens up unimagined possibilities

>> MANUFAKTUR range offers almost limitless opportunities for customisation

With the all-new Mercedes-Benz G 580 with EQ Technology (energy consumption combined: 30.3-27.7 kWh/100 km | CO₂ emissions combined: 0 g/km | CO₂ class: A), the brand with the three-pointed star presents the first fully electric variant of its off-road icon. It symbolises the fusion of tradition and progress like no other. The all-new electric G-Class remains true to the model’s character, retaining its angular silhouette including all iconic elements. Like the conventionally powered variants, its body is built on a ladder frame. The development team has modified and reinforced this to integrate the electric drive. Also retained is the combination of independent front suspension with double wishbones and newly developed rigid rear axle. The high-voltage lithium-ion battery integrated into the ladder frame ensures a low centre of gravity. With its usable capacity of 116 kWh, it provides sufficient energy for ranges of up to 473 kilometres according to WLTP.

"Throughout its more than 45-year history, the G-Class has always used the most modern drive technology available. So, it's entirely fitting that the innovative drive concept with four individually controlled electric motors once again raises the legendary performance of our off-road icon to a new level. It even retains that familiar angular silhouette and is true to the character of our beloved ‘Geländewagen’."

Markus Schäfer, Member of the Board of Management of Mercedes-Benz Group AG, Chief Technology Officer


The all-new electric G-Class sets off-road standards

The four individually controlled electric motors located near the wheels develop a maximum total output of 432 kW. Together with the selectable LOW RANGE off-road gear reduction, they enable unique driving characteristics and exclusive functions. This allows G-TURN to turn the vehicle almost on the spot on loose or unpaved surfaces. The G-STEERING function can deliver a significantly smaller turning circle when driving off-road. The three-speed intelligent off-road crawl function is like cruise control for off-roading – maintaining optimum propulsion while the driver focuses on navigating the terrain.

Like the tried-and-tested variants, the all-new Mercedes-Benz G 580 with EQ Technology has a gradeability of up to 100% on suitable surfaces. The vehicle remains stable on sideways slopes of up to 35 degrees. With a maximum fording depth of 850 millimetres, the electric G‑Class outperforms its conventionally powered counterparts by 150 millimetres. The LOW RANGE off-road gearing increases propulsion with a special reduction ratio. The all-new model generates the function of conventional differential locks virtually using intelligent torque vectoring. G-ROAR brings a unique sound experience to the all-new electric G-Class. In addition to a characteristic, G-Class-specific driving sound, it includes one "aura" sound and a variety of "event" sounds.

The all-new G 580 with EQ Technology follows in the tradition of the design icon

The all-new electric G-Class is immediately recognisable as a member of the enduring family line. The exterior gets a striking electric look with an optional black-panel radiator grille. A number of distinguishing features set the all-electric variant apart from the conventionally powered models. These include a slightly raised bonnet and so-called air curtains in the rear wheel-arch flares as well as the design box on the rear. In combination with new A-pillar cladding and a spoiler lip on the roof, they contribute to optimised aerodynamics.

Extensive standard equipment, additional features and a digital off-road experience

The all-new Mercedes-Benz G 580 with EQ Technology is equipped with the MBUX infotainment system (Mercedes-Benz User Experience), a multifunction steering wheel in nappa leather and ambient lighting as standard. Optional extras include KEYLESS-GO, temperature-controlled cup holders, the Burmester® 3D surround sound system and the "transparent bonnet". The redesigned off-road control unit and the new OFFROAD COCKPIT are available as options to enhance the off-road experience with additional digital functions. The EDITION ONE, a limited-edition model with an expanded palette of standard features and exclusive design elements, is available at launch.

The driver assistance systems

The all-new electric G-Class already has numerous latest-generation advanced assistance and safety systems on board as standard. They use numerous sensors, cameras and radar to monitor the traffic and vehicle surroundings. This allows them to noticeably relieve the driver in many everyday situations.

> Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC helps the driver to maintain a safe distance, among other things. The system automatically adapts the speed to slower vehicles in front. The desired target distance can be set in several levels. Other functions include reacting to stationary vehicles, automatic restart and automatic speed takeover. This support is particularly beneficial to drivers in flowing and slow-moving traffic. In combination with route-based speed adjustment, the system can automatically reduce speed before bends, junctions, roundabouts, toll stations and exits and then accelerate again.

> Active Steering Assist uses moderate steering interventions to help drivers follow the lane at speeds of up to 160 km/h. This is a major stress reliever, especially on monotonous routes.

> Active Brake Assist uses the sensors installed in the vehicle to register a risk of collision with vehicles travelling in front or crossing. In the event of an imminent collision, the system can visually and acoustically warn the driver. If braking is too weak, it can also provide support by increasing the braking force accordingly and initiate autonomous emergency braking if there is no reaction.

> Active Emergency Stop Assist brakes the vehicle to a standstill in its own lane if it recognises that the driver is no longer actively driving for a prolonged period. In addition, a brief electric tensioning of the seatbelt by PRE-SAFE® and a brief brake jolt serve as final warnings before the brakes are applied.

> Active Lane Keeping Assist helps drivers to stay in the correct lane. Using a camera, it recognises when the vehicle drives over lane markings and road edges. In this way, the system can help ensure drivers don’t unintentionally leave their lane. If there is a risk of collision with recognised road users in the adjacent lane, for example overtaking or oncoming vehicles, the system can also react with steering intervention and warnings.

> Active Blind Spot Assist can give a visual warning of side collisions at a speed of around 10 km/h and also an audible warning when the indicator is activated. In addition, the exit warning function can signal prior to exiting that a vehicle (including bicycles) is passing in the critical area when the vehicle is stationary.

> ATTENTION ASSIST can recognise typical signs of driver fatigue and inattention. The system can thus contribute to road safety, particularly on night journeys and long journeys. As soon as it recognises typical signs of fatigue, it switches on visual and acoustic warning signals and prompts the driver to take a break.

> The Parking Package with 360° camera provides support when parking and manoeuvring the electric G-Class. The virtual overhead view of the 360° camera shows the current vehicle position on the media display. In combination with the visual and acoustic cues of the Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC, drivers stay in control even in confusing situations. The system can actively assist with reverse parking as well as recognise suitable parking spaces at a speed of up to 35 km/h.

> The PRE-SAFE® preventive occupant protection system can recognise critical driving situations at an early stage and initiate protective measures as a precaution. These include, for example, reversible belt tensioning or the automatic closing of open side windows or the sliding glass roof. Depending on the equipment, the electrically adjustable front passenger seat can also move into a more favourable position in the event of a crash.

> PRE-SAFE® Sound can prepare the occupants' ears for the stress caused by the noise generated in an accident. In the event of an imminently dangerous situation, a special sound chip generates a noise via the loudspeakers. In many cases, the noise triggers a natural protective reflex – the tiny stapedius muscle in the ear contracts briefly and dampens the connection between the eardrum and the inner ear.

The Traffic Sign Assist keeps an eye on the applicable speed regulations and reminds you of them. In addition to conventionally signposted speed limits, the system also recognises gantry signs and roadworks signs.