Known for their luxurious and powerful rides, Mercedes-Benz is back, though revamped. Today we get our first look at the latest creation from Austrian-based battery startup Kreisel Electric, putting their e-power to good use in a legendary Mercedes G-Class. Today we get our first look at Kreisel’s All-Electric Mercedes-Benz G-Class. The ride features an eco-friendly design with two electric motors that can produce up to 360 kW (482 hp) and achieve sports car-level acceleration. The design is powerful enough to hit 0 to 60 mph in 5.6 seconds, far quicker than its gas powered original.
The ride also features extremely fast charging and over 186 miles of driving range. This is certainly impressive and something for the future. Arnold Schwarzenegger even spoke about the ride, stating: “To me, with the electric version of this fantastic car, a dream has become true. The initial test drive was a real pleasure: The Kreisel is incredibly sporty and perfectly benefits from the advantages e-mobility has to offer. I look forward to the following test runs and the gradual further development in California.” Get a closer look at the ride in the images below and speak your thoughts on it after the jump. Stay tuned for much more from Kreisel coming very soon!