Charl Bosch

Less grunt and torque than the G63 but a lot more frugal, the G400d made for the ideal long distance companion.

Only offered in Stronger Than Time guise, the G400d also comes as standard with the AMG Line and AMG Night Packages.

On paper, and in my head, the assignment appeared easy. Undertake a road trip in the Mercedes-Benz G400d Stronger Than Time to the Free State, do some off-roading and establish whether it is indeed the ultimate G-Wagen instead of the AMG G63. Revisiting the past Straight from the off though, a few hurdles presented itself. Mere months before joining The Citizen in 2019, this writer had the privilege of experiencing the G63 as his last ever test vehicle at now defunct fellow Caxton publication, Autodealer. The difference was that I had been sharing it with my colleagues instead of having...