The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS has a few tricks up its sleeve for dirt driving.

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The first is a snorting 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that puts out 483 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque.

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The second is the E-Active Body Control, that scans the road ahead and compensates for any bumps and bobbles, keeping the GLS incredibly flat.

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The third is a new off-road program that utilizes a multi-plate clutch sending anywhere from 0 to 100 percent of the engine's torque to the front or rear axles.

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Together they make short work of the Big Dune outside Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Mercedes isn't saying the GLS-Class is a hard-core off-roader, however. If you really want to go anywhere, look at the G-Class.

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Still, the GLS-class offers a comfortable ride both on pavement and off-road, within reason.

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And it looks rather handsome, too.

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No word on pricing but the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class should go on sale later this year.

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Keep scrolling for more photos of this surprisingly capable SUV.

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