Electric Mercedes EQG goes spinning on its own axis 

What are the perks of individual electric motors on each wheel? While some would say spinning on its own axis, Mercedes calls it a “G-Turn”. The post Electric Mercedes EQG goes spinning on its own axis  appeared first on CAR Magazine.

Electric Mercedes EQG goes spinning on its own axis 

What are the perks of individual electric motors on each wheel? While some would say spinning on its own axis, Mercedes calls it a “G-Turn”.own axis

Over the years, the Geländewagen has amassed a reputation for its off-road ruggedness and go-anywhere nature. While the obscene V8-powered AMG with low profile tyres and a side exit exhaust dilute this logic, the newcomer electric alternative; the EQG, is taking steps to ensure its nameplate heritage is honoured accordingly.

Although the model will be debuted in 2024, Mercedes engineers decided that each wheel of the EQG will receive an electric motor to maximise its abilities off of the beaten path. From what is known about the model so far, Mercedes has added a fair chunk of technology that make this as capable as ever. Underneath will be a ladder frame chassis and the electric model may include the E-Active Body Control feature found in the GLS which gives it some prowess in tricky off-road situations. 

Shown here, and not for the first time, is the EQG spinning on its own axis. We have seen Mercedes demonstrate this once before, but this time around, there is a bit more clarity on how it is done. 

In a social media video, journalist Greg Kable states the steering mounted paddles can be used by the driver to determine a clockwise or counterclockwise “G-Turn”; a phrase Mercedes engineers have dubbed the manoeuvre despite Rivian demonstrating the same on their electrified prototypes prior. Neither manufacturer has yet to claim it on a production vehicle yet so the race is surely on!

Despite the theatrics, the ability to rotate on its own axis will surely enable the EQG with off-road prowess that combustion alternatives are simply incapable of. More details are expected by next year with the production model anticipated in 2024. 

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