carwow suzuki jimny g63 amg

Mat Watson from carwow took the Suzuki Jimny and Mercedes G63 AMG racing off-road.  These two cars sit at two very far ends in terms of specs, amenities and price.  Will the Jimny’s tiny 1.5 L engine get close to the almighty twin turbo 4.0 L V8 of the G-Wagon, when they meet off the tarmac? 

carwow suzuki jimny g63 amg
They share traits despite being so different … But how do they compare off-road?  © carwow

The Jimny Is Fun On A Budget

Since its announcement, the Jimny has attracted quite some attention.  It is a small car with so much presence and rugged looks.  We were fortunate enough to get into one in South Africa earlier this year and we were rather pleased with its interior as well.  The only downside of the 3 door Jimny is its rather tiny boot with the rear seats up.  

It is rumoured to arrive on the shores of Mauritius within a month or two and will cost around MUR 1 Million.

Suzuki Jimny off road
Is it all fashion or can the Jimny prove to be a great off-road car as the G-Wagon?

Iconic German Beast

The Mercedes G-Wagon needs no introduction.  It has been an icon since its introduction in 1979 and has always stayed true to its style.  It’s design has barely changed over the years and it has some bonkers performance.  However it isn’t a cheap car to own.  Its price tag is as big as its size.  

Mercedes G63 AMG
The G-Wagon has an intimidating presence. But will it be able to intimidate the little Jimny?

Jimny vs G63 AMG Off Road Race – It’s About To Get Dirty

This off-road race by carwow between the Jimny and G63 AMG may seem crazy.  But you might be surprised at its outcome.  Let’s just say Mat Watson got very ambitious and had a hell of a lot of fun off-road racing.  Watch him as he tries to take on the mighty G-Wagon on a rather challenging terrain.  A terrain complete with slippery trails, mud, water and deeper waters.  

We absolutely adore the G63 AMG, a sumptuous beast that doesn’t mind getting dirty.  The Jimny, despite its smaller proportions, is an equally stylish 4 x 4 with impressive off-road capabilities.  A 5 door Jimny could probably make it even more imposing against the G63 AMG and a hell of a lot more practical.  But would it be as fun?  No matter what, we are convinced the Jimny is the most fun you can have off-road on a budget.