The EV revolution has brought many new car features to the market, and Mercedes seems to be at the forefront of even the most ridiculous ones.
Debuting outside the iconic Bellagio in Las Vegas, the EQG turned heads with its synchronized 360-degree tank-turn feature. During the Consumer Electronics Show 2024, four EQG prototypes gracefully executed G turns on the LA strip, showcasing the capabilities of this all-electric SUV. The secret behind this mesmerizing maneuver lies in the SUV’s four electric motors, enabling it to spin 360 degrees effortlessly on its own axis.
Some onlookers were in awe of the technological achievement, but others couldn’t help but wonder how useful a feature like that would be in real life. With a hilarious thought, one person on Twitter said, “In what situation in life do you need this feature?” It was compared by someone else to the “Mario Kart banana spin out animation.” However, everyone agreed that this peculiar characteristic could be useful for off-roading excursions.
Mercedes-Benz has teased fans with a Star Wars-themed advertisement on their website while maintaining the confidentiality of the official specs amongst the social media teasing. They refer to it as the Concept EQG, and it pledges to embrace the electric future while maintaining the G-Class heritage. They assert that the design maintains the core of the G-Class while guaranteeing an unwavering fusion of off-road capability and cutting-edge features.
One thing is certain, though, as the automotive community eagerly awaits the official release of the production car by the end of 2024 or early 2025: the EQG’s 360-degree turn feature has generated a lot of interest and amusement, demonstrating that innovation in the automotive sector can occasionally take surprising and enjoyable turns.