It’s a heavyweight off-roader showdown in our latest tug-of-war contest, as the luxurious and powerful Mercedes-AMG G 63 goes up against the mighty Yank tank that is the Hummer H1.
Click on the video below to watch the tug-of-war.
Normally, a 4×4 such as the Mercedes-AMG G63 would be a strong favourite in a tug-of-war. Its 585hp twin-turbocharged 4-litre V8 has more than three times the power of the Hummer’s 187hp 6.5-litre diesel V8. The G63’s 850Nm of torque comprehensively trounces the Hummer’s 583Nm output, too.
All of the AMG G-Class’ power and torque has to haul a colossal amount of car, though. Not only is the 3.6 ton Hummer a whole Ford Fiesta supermini heavier than the 2.5 ton Mercedes, but it also means the H1 actually exceeds the G63’s official maximum towing capacity of 3.5 tons.
To make this tug-of-war even more interesting, the Hummer won’t just be going up against the Mercedes-AMG G63. We’ve also roped in (literally) a Mitsubishi L200 pick-up truck and pint-sized Suzuki Jimny, to see how they fare against the humungous Hummer.
Does the Mercedes have what it takes to topple its rival from across the pond? And how does the Hummer fare against the assortment of off-roaders we’ve amassed? Watch the video to find out.