Mercedes G 580 (G-Wagon) Now All Electric with more power

Mercedes-Benz, among others, has redesigned its EV, adding new features and increasing power and range. The Mercedes G 580 EV is getting EQ Technology and boasts performance off-road.

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Mercedes G 580 Features

The Mercedes G 580 combustion engine is replaced by four electric motors (one for each wheel), working in harmony to produce 580 horsepower and 1164 Nm of torque. Expect a thrilling 0-62 mph sprint of 4.7 seconds.

The electric G-Wagen comes with a dedicated crawl mode and two-speed gear reduction; this G-Class promises to conquer the gnarliest trails. Clever features like G-Turn, which allows the truck to spin in place with the twist of a paddle, and G-Steering, for tighter turning, transform this boxy brute into a surprisingly agile off-roader.

Mercedes has armored the 116 kWh (good for 294 miles WLTP range) unit in a carbon-reinforced skid plate designed to withstand the rigors of off-road abuse to protect the battery. This, along with the increased ground clearance, allows for impressive stats like an 850 mm wading depth, beating the ICE version.

Mercedes G 580 (G-Wagon) Now All Electric with more power

The electrified G-Wagen retains its classic, instantly recognizable boxy design. Subtle tweaks, like a revised grille and aerodynamic improvements, help it achieve a lower-than-expected 0.44 drag coefficient—not bad for a vehicle resembling a particularly luxurious brick. The interior will be familiar to G-Class enthusiasts, with a sprinkle of techy touches setting the electric version apart.

Mercedes G 580 price in Europe

Mercedes has yet to disclose US pricing for the G 580 with EQ Technology, but in Europe, the new G starts at exactly €142,621.50 (nearly $152,500). The Edition One starts at an even steeper €192,524.15—that’s over $205,000 and a serious premium over its combustion-powered counterparts.


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