Mercedes-Benz EQC 4x4² SUV Concept

Electric vehicles have been mostly confined to urban environments, due mostly to range limitations and lack of infrastructure outside of cities. Mercedes is out to prove that mass-market electric vehicles can survive offroad with the EQC 4x4² concept, fusing G-Class DNA with their EQC platform. That G-Class DNA is directly implanted with portal axles, giving the EQC 4x4² a ride height of 11.5 inches, 2.2 higher than the G-Class. This gives the SUV approach and departure angles of 31.8 and 33 degrees, compared to 28 degrees for the standard G-Class. The battery and dual electric motors from the production EQC remain the same, while a new software system analyzes several vehicle parameters to give the driver aural feedback on their status and pipes sound to the outside world via speakers behind the headlights. While Mercedes wouldn't give a direct answer on whether the EQC 4x4² would make it into production, it does show just how far the EQC platform can be pushed.

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