The Mercedes-Benz EQC 4×4² has to be the single most badass electric vehicle made to go off-road. It features portal axles which give it a wider and higher stance than the stock EQC and this completely transforms it when the terrain gets treacherous.
Sadly, even though it’s ridiculously cool to look at and remarkably capable in the rough stuff, Mercedes-Benz doesn’t intend to put it into production. Currently the only 4×4² models it’s put into production are all based on the G-Class, although it did also create a one off E-Class wagon 4×4² (another such model that was merely a teaser, never actually going into production).
But it looks like even though its future as a production model looks unlikely, the Mercedes still wants the world to see the EQC 4×4² and observe its wide range of capabilities. For instance, in the most recent video featuring it, the automaker decided to have it pull a world champion wakeboarder along from the shore.
How did that all go down? Well, thanks to the raised ground clearance and off-road tires, this modified EQC had no problems doing the pulling, even when it had to do so by wading through water.