India, Oct. 18 -- This month I've been hitting the road with a vengeance with what I like to call a series of 'Unlock Drives.' It stems from a desperate need to break out from the WFH (and a bit of office) routine and there's nothing as liberating as a road trip to clear your mind. I kicked off my first long drive with a dash to Mahabaleshwar over the long (Gandhi Jayanti) weekend in the brand new Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 coupe. This SUV coupe (yes, another one) seemed the perfect choice with its mix of power (to charge up the ghat) and good ground clearance (to tackle pothole infested roads destroyed by the monsoons) for this 540km round trip.

The deepest growl

The Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 Coupe is a direct rival to the Porsche Cayenne Coupe (wh...