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Mercedes Benz launches electric version of G Wagon: All you need to know

The Mercedes-Benz G 580 EV is equipped with a quad-motor all-wheel-drive electric drivetrain, a 116 kWh under-floor battery pack and can generate 579 horsepower and 1,164 Nm of torque.
Prashant ShaPrashant Sha28-Apr-24 4:30 PM
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Mercedes Benz launches electric version of G Wagon: All you need to know

The much-awaited global debut of Mercedes-Benz's all-electric G-Class took place yesterday. The actual name of this electric SUV is the new G 580 with EQ Technology. 


The Mercedes-Benz G 580 EV has subtle visual changes to identify it as an electric vehicle, but it still has the recognisable boxy shape of its predecessor with an internal combustion engine. The external improvements include rear wheel arch air curtains, body-coloured headlamp surrounds, a roof-mounted spoiler, revised cladding on the A-pillar for better aerodynamics, and a closed-off grille with four slats (an illuminated EQ-style grille is optional). The G-Class sedan's cabin is the same as that of the petrol and diesel versions, and it has a plush interior with two 12.3-inch digital screens, an upgraded voice assistant, and optional packages for premium sound and rear-seat entertainment.


The Mercedes-Benz G 580 EV is equipped with a quad-motor all-wheel-drive electric drivetrain, meaning that each wheel is powered by its own motor. With the help of a 116 kWh under-floor battery pack, this arrangement produces an amazing 579 horsepower and 1,164 Nm of torque. Mercedes promises a 473 km range on a single charge and a 4.7 second 0–100 kmph acceleration time, with a 180 kmph maximum speed. Fast charging up to 200 kW DC and up to 11 kW AC are supported by the car, allowing for a 10 to 80 per cent charge in around 32 minutes.


The famed off-road capabilities of the G 580 are retained even with its electric drivetrain. It has a torque vectoring technology that replicates how internal combustion models' locking differentials work. When in the 'Rock' off-road driving mode, the SUV also has a 'low range' option for extremely difficult off-road conditions. The G 580 is notable for introducing G-Turn, which enables on-the-spot 360-degree tank manoeuvres, and G-Steering, which enhances manoeuvrability at low speeds.


The G 580 EV has an 850 mm fording depth and a 26 mm thick, 57.6 kg skid plate to protect important parts during off-road excursions. With a side slope capacity of up to 35 degrees, the approach and departure angles are, respectively, 32 and 30.7 degrees.


Later this year, the all-electric Mercedes-Benz G 580 is scheduled to go on sale in international countries, with ambitions to eventually make its way to India. Combining the distinctive G-Class design with an advanced electric drivetrain and off-road capabilities, this vehicle marks a substantial advancement in electric SUV technology and is an appealing choice for both eco-conscious drivers and enthusiasts.



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