The SUV concept vehicle is based on the modular architecture for luxury- and executive-class electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz and takes the exclusivity of Maybach into a locally emission-free future.
Design wise, a dynamic silhouette extends the entire length of the vehicle, starting with a low front end, flowing tautly over the sloping A-pillar and roof contour and incorporating the airflow break-away edge of the rear spoiler.
While the upright black panel front flows seamlessly into the wraparound bonnet and headlights, the LED light units showcase the lighting with individual diamond blocks framed with a fine-knit mesh of the Maybach emblem.
The filigree, vertical Maybach pinstripes in an elegant, three-dimensional effect are chrome-plated and characterise the cooler with its new, innovative Black Panel technology.
Elegantly chrome-plated, filigree louvres are also found on the air intake in the bumper. This eye-catching design element is taken up again below the licence plate holder in the bumper at the rear.
Generously dimensioned 24-inch light-alloy wheels in the Maybach “bowl” design emphasise the exclusive appearance of the all-electric SUV.
Inside, the front seats show parallels to the Mercedes-Maybach S-Class. The two individual rear seats are also inspired by the S-Class. Further complementing the interior is the High-End Rear Seat Entertainment System.
The centre console appears to float like a continuous ribbon from the cockpit to the rear seats, creating a particularly light and elegant impression of space with plenty of freedom of movement.
Another unexpected contrast is brought to the interior by a fashion-inspired, progressive textile of the highest quality. It is used generously around the rear-seat area, while flashes of it also appear in further details in the interior.
Another highlight in the interior is the MBUX Hyperscreen with Maybach-specific display styles and content.
Gigantic curved screen
This large, curved screen unit extends almost from A-pillar to A-pillar. Three screens sit under a glass cover and appear to merge into one.
The 12.3-inch OLED display for the front passenger gives them their own display and control area. With adaptive software thanks to artificial intelligence, MBUX adapts completely to its user.
The Concept Mercedes-Maybach EQS is based on the modular architecture for luxury- and executive-class electric vehicles from Mercedes-Benz.
A further all-electric model is also set to appear on this basis, the EQS SUV, which will go into series production in 2022, even before the Maybach.
Here, too, the electric powertrain ensures exceptionally smooth and quiet running and provides for a new level of calm and relaxation in the interior.
According to WLTP, ranges of around 600 kilometres are planned for the Mercedes EQS SUV architecture.
The folks at Stuttgart have taken the wraps off the Mercedes-Benz Concept EQG, which is a near-production study of an all-electric model variant of the G-Class.
Visually, the concept car combines the unmistakably striking look of the G-Class with selected design elements typical of all-electric models from Mercedes as contrasting highlight.
The 4×4 qualities of the “G” will not only find their way into the age of electric mobility, but will be developed even further in some areas.
The Concept EQG thus offers a promising preview of what a Mercedes-Benz G-Class with battery-electric drive will be capable of.
The Concept EQG is also very much in the design tradition of the model series and can be recognised at first glance as a G-Class.
The near-production study adopts the G-Class’ angular silhouette including its iconic elements. Illuminated stripes make the robust exterior protective strips stand out visually.
Instead of a radiator grille, this all-electric variant features a continuous deep black radiator grille. In this Black Panel Grille, the illuminated star with 3D effect sets a striking accent.
The Concept EQG also rides on 22-inch polished aluminium alloy wheels in an exclusive design.
Instead of the usual spare wheel cover, there is a lockable box with white illuminated accents on the rear door, whose design is reminiscent of a wallbox.
Another highlight of the exterior design is the flat roof rack in high-gloss black. The central element of its minimalist design is the centrally shaped “G”, which is unmistakable in the top view.
The chassis design remains extremely off-road capable, as is typical of the G-Class with independent suspension on the front axle and a rigid axle at the rear, newly developed for the integration of the electric drive.
With four electric motors close to the wheels and individually controllable, the vehicle will offer unique driving characteristics both on- and off-road.
As with any real 4×4, the Concept EQG’s off-road reduction can be activated via a shiftable 2-speed gearbox in order to meet the high “G”-specific off-road requirements with confidence.
Equipped in this way, the fully electrically powered version of the G-Class will face the legendary test track on the 1445-metre high Schöckl mountain in Graz at the end of its development into a series model.
Peppered with gradients of up to 60 degrees, the 5.6-kilometre route has always been regarded in the international off-road scene as one of the world’s greatest challenges for man and technology.
Conquering Mount Schockl
After successfully conquering it, the electric “G” will also be able to adorn itself with the “Schöckl proved” quality certificate that is obligatory for the 463 series.
And like its conventionally-driven brothers, it will also shine with a climbing capacity of up to 100 per cent on suitable ground.
The design advantages of the electric drive also play into its favour, making it ideally suited for off-road vehicles and ambitious off-road operations. The batteries integrated into the ladder frame ensure a low centre of gravity.
Since the electric motors provide their maximum torque practically with the first revolution, an all-electric off-road vehicle like the Concept EQG and the later production model boast enormous pulling power and controllability – which also proves to be an advantage on steep slopes and deep terrain.