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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS finally gets serious in the segment

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS finally gets serious in the segment

As the heat mounts in the full-size luxury SUV segment with the ugly new BMW X7 and invisibly-updated Range Rover, it was quite obvious that Mercedes had to work on revamping their big SUV, the completely-forgotten GLS (formerly known as GL-Class). So here it is, the all-new 2020 Mercedes Benz GLS-Class, with two new engines, completely overhauled looks and an awful lot of space inside.

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First drive: 2019 Peugeot 508 in the UAE

First drive: 2019 Peugeot 508 in the UAE

The 2019 Peugeot 508 has finally made its way to the UAE and other GCC markets since it was officially revealed at last year’s Paris Motor Show in October. The reason for the slight delay is apparently because Peugeot has been testing the cars in this region to address any reliability issues. That’s good news from a brand that became synonymous with cars that didn’t go more than a few years before they were given up on, including us when we owned a Peugeot 307 XSi a decade ago.

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First drive: 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro in Germany

First drive: 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R Pro in Germany

A 585 hp rear-wheel-drive supercar and a rain-soaked Hockenheimring – venue for the German F1 Grand Prix, and a track I’ve never previously been to – are ingredients that pretty much guarantee the day ahead will be anything but dull. Throw in a man named Bernd Schneider, a hard-pedalling five-time German touring car champ, as a pacemaker and you can bet fireworks are in store.

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