The innovative and versatile Sports Utility Coupé (SUC) shows how emotionally appealing a future compact SUC can be, and what evolutionary possibilities the Mercedes Benz design philosophy offers.
With the G-Code the employees of the Advanced Design Centres in Beijing and Sindelfingen not only implement technical innovations, but also provide a look ahead to the evolutionary possibilities of the Mercedes-Benz design philosophy of sensual purity. The 2+2-seater SUC (Sports Utility Coupé) measures about 4.10 metres in length and has counter-opening doors. It captivates with a coupé-like profile, muscular wheel arches and a continuous greenhouse without visible A-pillars. This continuous glass area lends the G-Code, which is about 1.90 metres wide and only about 1.50 metres tall. The 21-inch aluminium wheels with delicate carbon-fibre spokes catch the eye in the side view.
The power of two individually controlled drive cores acts in the G-Code. The engine at the front is a compact, state-of-the-art turbocharged combustion engine that runs on hydrogen and solely drives the front wheels. An electric motor drives the rear axle and transmits its power selectively to the two wheels via a dual multi-disc clutch.
Depending on the selected mode, the G-Code can operate as a front-wheel drive vehicle powered solely by the combustion engine, as an all-electric rear-wheel drive vehicle or fully variable in all-wheel drive mode.