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Mercedes-Benz G580 EQ Technology

Mercedes G580 EQ Revealed, Gets 579-hp Quad-Motor Setup

The iconic G-Wagon has finally gone electric with a prime focus on off-road performance.

The all-new Mercedes G580 with EQ Technology has finally been revealed. In addition to the electric G-Wagon, the German car marque also revealed the 2025 Mercedes G550 and AMG G63. But we would just concern ourselves with the electrified G-Class which now boasts tons of new equipment to be an even more capable off-roading machine. Firstly, only the EDITION ONE variant will launch in the U.S.

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Mercedes-Benz G580 EQ Technology Rear Profile
Mercedes-Benz G580 EQ Technology Rear Profile

Mercedes G580 EQ Revealed – Specs

The electric Mercedes G-Wagon comes in a quad-motor AWD configuration (one motor for each wheel) sourcing power from a high-voltage 116 kWh battery pack (usable). The result is an impressive 579 hp and 859 lb-ft (1,165 Nm) of maximum power and torque enabling a 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) sprint in a mere 4.6 seconds. The top speed is electronically limited to 112 mph (180 km/h). The ladder-frame SUV boasts an independent double-wishbone front suspension and solid rear axle.

There is a shiftable 2-speed transmission with LOW RANGE off-road gear reduction enabling torque vectoring via virtual differential locks. Then there is some unique G-Wagon-specific tech like G-TURN and G-STEERING for a 180-degree U-turn (rotate on the spot) and crawl function, respectively. This hardware allows high stability on lateral slopes of up to 35 degrees and a maximum fording depth of 33.5 inches (851 mm).

The charging equipments include either an 11 kW AC or 200 kW DC fast charger. The latter ensures a charging time of 32 minutes for 10% to 80% SoC. To protect the battery components, the underbody is constructed using carbon-mixed materials. They possess higher rigidity in comparison to steel or aluminium. Furthermore, it offers protection against corrosion and weighs less. The ground clearance is a massive 9.8 inches (249 mm). Finally, the G580 EQ has a 32-degree approach angle, a 30.7-degree departure angle and a 20.3-degree breakover angle.

SpecsMercedes G580 EQ
Battery116 kWh (usable)
DrivetrainQuad-Motor AWD
Power579 hp
Torque859 lb-ft (1,165 Nm)
Charging (200 kW DC)32 mins (10% to 80% SoC)
Acc. (0 – 60 mph / 97 km/h)4.6 seconds
Top Speed112 mph (180 km/h)
Approach Angle32-degree
Departure Angle30.7-degree
Breakover Angle20.3-degree

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Interior and Features

The cabin of the new Mercedes G580 EQ Technology is as extravagant as you would’ve imagined. The prime highlights of the interior consist of:

  • Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • MBUX High-End Rear Seat Entertainment
  • 2 Integrated 11.6-inch Touch Displays for Passengers
  • Optional Dashcam
  • Burmester 3D Surround Sound System w/ Immersive Dolby Atmos Audio
  • 12.3-inch Driver Display and 12.3-inch Multimedia Display w/ Touch Control
  • Smartphone Integration via Android Auto or Apple CarPlay
  • “Hey Mercedes” Voice Command
  • MBUX Augmented Reality for Navigation
  • 64-color Ambient Lighting
  • Adaptive MULTIBEAM LED Headlights
  • ADAS Active Safety Package

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Mercedes-Benz G580 EQ Technology Interior - Dashboard, Touchscreen
Mercedes-Benz G580 EQ Technology Interior - Dashboard, Touchscreen

Learn Electric Cars Says

The electrification of the iconic G-Wagon marks a key milestone in the history of the German luxury carmaker. The electric G-Class was in the works for a long time. We had spotted spy images and videos on multiple occasions. Now that it is finally here, it would be intriguing to witness how well the new customers embrace it. There was always a ruggedness associated with the G-Wagon in the ICE guise.

Sure, not a lot of people generally take out a G-Wagon in off-roading environments. We don’t suppose that will change much with the electric guise of the G-Wagon either. Still, Mercedes has specifically mentioned that its prime focus while designing the electric G was off-roading. That becomes evident the moment you take a look at the off-roading kit on offer. We shall cover the reactions of the media and customers as soon as they are out.