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New G-Wagen EV has tank-like 360-turn feature

That's a pretty neat party trick.
  • The all-new G-Wagen EV is set to arrive later this year
  • Although it doesn’t look too dissimilar to the OG, it’s unlike any G-Class you’ve seen before
  • It has a pretty neat party trick up its sleeve, too, using its EQG power to do a 360-degree tank turn

Published on Jan 12, 2024 at 9:20PM (UTC+4)

Last updated on Jan 15, 2024 at 7:00PM (UTC+4)

Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones
New G-Wagon EV has tank-like 360-turn feature

The all-new G-Wagen EV is set to arrive later this year.

And while it doesn’t look to dissimilar to the OG G-Class – it has a certain trick up its sleeve.

Check out the G-Wagen EV showing off its EQG power in the video below!

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The G-Wagen EV, officially known as the Mercedes EQG, is the future of the G-Class.

With the industry quickly shifting focus away from gas-powered cars, Mercedes is taking it seriously and has turned one of its most popular models into an EV.

Mercedes says we can expect to see about 80 percent of the concept car, which Supercar Blondie filmed in Dubai, in the production car. 

Design 

As for its design, Mercedes was committed to “remaining true” to the legacy of the G-Class. 

As a result, the Mercedes EQG looks just like the G-Wagen we’ve all come to know and love.

Having said that, there are a few things that set it apart from the normal G.

The first thing is the grille, which isn’t really a grille anymore.

The faux grille / panel that replaced it comes to life at the touch of a button, as do the illuminated strips on the roof rack and down the sides of the car.

And when you turn the car on, you’ll know for sure it’s no normal G.

At the back, the iconic G-Wagen spare tire has been replaced by a compartment to hold your charging cable.

Interior

The EQG’s interior is blinding. 

It’s covered in white and cream luxury leather, and finished with silver carbon fiber on the center console. 

While Mercedes could have given it an expansive screen running the length of the dashboard, it didn’t. 

And it did this for a reason.

Mercedes wanted to stay true to the G-Class legacy – which is essentially a luxury off-roader, so it forfeited a bigger screen for robust handrails. 

Mercedes also refused to compromise on off-road capabilities, giving the EQG a motor at each wheel for “enormous pulling power and controllability”. 

In fact, the German marque insists the all-electric G is built for off-road adventuring just like its internal combustion engine predecessor.

G-Wagen EV price

The Mercedes G-Wagen is expensive.

And the G-Wagen EV will be equally pricey: it is expected to cost $150,000.

The marque is yet to reveal a top speed or range for the car, but we can expect it to reveal more in lead up to the EV’s debut later this year.

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