There have been a lot of exciting products coming from German brands lately. So, we’re starting with an off-roader with a lot of glitz, glamour, and a first-time powertrain…

Mercedes-Benz adds a new edition to its iconic G-Class, and this one with has gone all-electric.

The G EV trades a bi-turbo V8 for four electric motors, and a 116-kilowatt-hour battery, putting way more output to the dirt; 579 horsepower and 859 pound-feet of torque. It keeps the G’s rugged ladder frame, independent front suspension and solid rear axle. We expect over-the-top off-roading, with the luxury to match.

And now the excitement moves over to Porsche, which has just wrapped up development of the first-ever street-legal, gas-electric hybrid 911.

It’s been rumored for quite some time, but now we have our first look at the 911 Hybrid. According to Porsche, the hybrid system used is performance-focused– and it shows. In testing, the new model was able to complete a lap of Germany’s famed Nurburgring 8.7-seconds faster than a comparable gas-only 911. The new 911 Hybrid was tested in all sorts of conditions, from the freezing cold and demanding heat, clocking over 3.1 million miles of development driving.

And finally, our focus is on BMW where they haven’t forgotten their internal-combustion heritage with the release of a new M4 CS.

It starts with a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six, tuned here to output 543 horsepower and 479 lb-ft of torque. That’s an increase of 20 HP over the M4 Competition Coupe. The high-revving engine sends power to the all-wheel drive system through an eight-speed automatic. All said and done, the M4 CS is aiming for 0-60 times around 3.4 seconds and an electronically-limited top speed of 188 mph.

And that’s it for this week’s Motor News.