Mercedes-Benz GLB (2020–)

Model History

June 2019

Mercedes-Benz GLB announced

The Mercedes-Benz GLB will take on the Range Rover Evoque and BMW X1 with prices expected to start at around £32,000 when it goes on sale this summer.

Unlike its rivals, the new Mercedes-Benz GLB will be available as a seven-seater. It shares a platform with the new A-Class and B-Class, although it's nearly as big as the GLC in size.

The GLB's slightly boxy dimensions suggest it might not feel as claustrophobic inside as you might expect. Indeed, its 560 litres of boot space with five seats in use compares favourably against rivals - although this drops to 130 litres when the third row of seats is in use. That's half the size of a Smart ForTwo's boot.

Four ISOFIX child seat points will appeal to families, as will its various driver assistance systems that have trickled down the range from the S-Class. These include semi-autonomous driving features, such as cruise control which slows down when approaching corners or junctions using navigation data.

As standard, the Mercedes-Benz GLB will be front-wheel drive, and available with a choice of four-cylinder petrol or diesel engines. In a bid to stop it treading on the toes of the GLC, Mercedes-Benz isn't expected to offer six-cylinder engines.

The petrol engine line-up is made up of the GLB 200 and 250, the former with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and the latter with an eight-speed gearbox.

The diesels, meanwhile, include a GLB 200d and GLB 220d. The latter is available with a choice of two- or four-wheel drive, while the 220d comes as standard with drive going to all four wheels. Both diesel engines are paired with Mercedes-Benz's eight-speed DCT gearbox.

Like the closely-related A- and B-Class, the GLB will feature Mercedes-Benz's latest MBUX infotainment system. This is available with clever augmented reality navigation, along with the brand's 'Hey Mercedes' voice control system.

Prices are yet to be confirmed, but expect it to be priced from around £32,000 when it goes on sale next month. Deliveries are expected towards the end of 2019.

GLB 200

GLB 250

Transmission

7G-DCT (automatic)

8G-DCT (automatic)

Displacement (cc)

1332

1991

Output (kW/hp)

120/163

165/224

at rpm

5500

5800

Max. torque (Nm)

250

350

at rpm

1620 - 4000

1800 - 4000

Combined fuel consumption

(l/100 km)2

6.2-6.0

7.4-7.2

Combined CO2 emissions (g/km)2

142-137

169-165

Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)

9.1

6.9

Top speed (km/h)

207

236

GLB 200 d

GLB 200 d
4MATIC

GLB 220 d

4MATIC

Transmission

8G-DCT (automatic)

8G-DCT (automatic)

8G-DCT (automatic)

Displacement (cc)

1951

1951

1951

Output (kW/hp)

110/150

110/150

140/190

at rpm

3400 – 4440

3400 – 4440

3800

Max. torque (Nm)

320

320

400

at rpm

1400 - 2600

1400 - 2600

1600 - 2400

Combined fuel consumption (l/100 km)2

5.0-4.9

5.5-5.2

5.5-5.2

Combined CO2 emissions (g/km)2

133-129

144-136

146-138

Acceleration 0-100 km/h (s)

9.0

9.3

7.6

Top speed (km/h)

204

201

217

August 2019

Mercedes-Benz GLB priced from £34,200

The GLB is available to order now with prices starting from £34,200 for the GLB 200 Sport with seven seats, rising to £45,950 for the GLB 220 d 4MATIC AMG Line Premium Plus with seven seats.

The GLB is available with seven seats as standard across the range, with the exception of the GLB 220 d 4MATIC AMG Line Premium which can be specified with five seats.

The GLB 200 is powered by a 163PS, four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 250Nm of torque. This allows 0 to 62mph in 9.1 seconds, a 129mph top speed, with fuel economy from 47.1 mpg (combined) and emissions from 138g/km CO2. A 7G-DCT gearbox comes as standard.

The GLB 200 d – available with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive – features a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine which generates 150PS and 320Nm. It can travel from 0 to 62mph in 9.0 seconds and has a top speed of 127PS (4MATIC: 9.3 seconds and 125mph). It can deliver up to 56.5mpg combined and emits 133g/km (4MATIC: 51.4mpg and 145g/km). The GLB 200 d and 220 d are both mated to an 8G-DCT transmission.

The range-topping GLB 220 d 4MATIC is powered by a 190PS, four-cylinder diesel engine producing up to 400Nm for 0-62mph in 7.6 seconds, and a 135 ph top speed. Fuel economy figures and emissions figures for this engine are 51.4mpg (combined) and 146g/km CO2.

Entry-level Sport models come as standard with 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels; Dynamic Select, which provides a choice of four driving modes; comfort suspension; LED headlights and tail lights; 180° reversing camera; aluminium roof rails; two-zone Thermotronic climate control; heated front seats; the Light and Sight interior lighting package; Artico man-made leather upholstery; DAB tuner, a six-speaker/100 watt sound system, a seven-inch digital cockpit display and seven-inch touchscreen media display, the MBUX multimedia system, ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice activation, plus Mercedes me connect (which includes emergency call system (eCall), accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenance management).

Standard safety and assistance equipment includes Active Brake Assist, Active bonnet, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Attention Assist, Speed Limit Assist, and Keyless-Go locking and unlocking.

AMG Line models add 19-inch five-twin-spoke alloy wheels; AMG bodystyling; privacy glass; Artico man-made leather and Dinamica microfibre upholstery.

Premium models come as standard with 64-colour ambient lighting; Mirror package, including automatically folding exterior mirrors and automatically dimming interior and exterior mirrors; Parking package, including reversing camera and parking sensors; pre-installation for trailer coupling; Augmented Reality Navigation; 10.25-inch infotainment display and 10.25-inch digital cockpit display; Mercedes-Benz 10-speaker/225 watt sound system; smartphone integration and wireless charging.

The range-topping GLB AMG Line Premium Plus includes Multibeam LED headlamps with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus; panoramic sunroof; Driving Assistance pack; and Traffic Sign Assist.

August 2019

Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 revealed

Powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine producing 306PS combined with an eight-speed DCT gearbox and all-wheel-drive, the GLB 35 covers 0-62mph in 5.2 seconds.

A Race Start function is standard, along with five Dynamic Select functions: Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual. The new Slippery drive program is optimised for low-grip road conditions, with reduced power and a flat torque curve.

The driving modes are linked to the AMG Dynamics agility control, which means that the handling characteristics can be more closely matched with different requirements and driving conditions.

In the GLB 35 4MATIC, AMG Dynamics has the agility functions "Basic" and "Advanced", and their functionalities are automatically activated by the relevant drive program. Relevant parameters such as the torque distribution of the all-wheel drive system, the steering characteristics or the intervention thresholds of the completely newly developed ESP® (Electronic Stability Program) are intelligently adapted according to the drive program.

The AMG suspension is tuned for high cornering speeds with reduced body roll, while Mercedes-AMG says the speed-sensitive power steering "impresses with its precise and authentic feedback". High-performance brakes with silver brake calipers ensure the GLB will stop as quickly as it accelerates.

Based on the GLB AMG Line, the new GLB 35 is distinguishable by further model-specific design features. The AMG-specific radiator grille is used for the first time in a 35-series model, and emphasises membership of the AMG family. The front splitter, the prominent rear apron with two round, single tailpipe trim elements and the AMG roof spoiler in the vehicle colour also guarantee a high recognition factor.

The 19-inch AMG 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in tantalum grey with a high-sheen finish and the AMG high-performance brake system with silver brake callipers and black AMG lettering at the front provide further visual highlights. Three further wheel variants from 19 to 21 inches are available on request, each in two colours.

The optional AMG Night package with design features such as the front splitter and rear apron trim in high-gloss black, plus black chrome-plated exhaust tailpipe trim elements, provides eye-catching highlights.

Inside, sport seats are upholstered in black Artico man-made leather and Dinamica microfibre. Two optional leather packages offer a choice of two-tone upholstery (e.g in red/black).

The GLB's MBUX infotainment system includes three AMG-specific display styles including Classic, Sporty and Supersport.

The new GLB 35 is the first compact car by Mercedes-AMG to be optionally available with a third seat row consisting of two additional individual seats, plus fore-and-aft adjustment of the second seat row and the easy-entry feature. The second seat row has a 40:60 split. The seats in the third row accommodate passengers up to a height of 1.68 metres in comfort. The seats can be lowered so that they are flush with the load compartment floor in order to extend the load compartment.

Convenience features in the third row include two drink holders between the seats and two stowage compartments with rubber-lined inserts on the left and right in the load compartment panelling. Each of these is fitted with a USB charging socket. The extensive safety equipment underlines the high day-to-day suitability. It consists of extendable head restraints, seat belts with belt tensioners and belt force limiters, a window airbag that also protects the passengers in the third seat row, and i-Size/ISOFIX and Top-Tether anchorages for suitable child seats.

Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC

Engine

2.0-litre 4-cylinder in-line with exhaust turbocharger

Displacement

1991 cc

Output

225 kW (306 hp) at 5800-6100 rpm

Peak torque

400 Nm at 3000-4000 rpm

Drive system

AMG Performance 4MATIC fully variable
all-wheel drive

Transmission

AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8G dual clutch transmission

Fuel consumption - combined

7.6-7.5 l/100 km*

Combined CO2 emissions

173-171 g/km*

Efficiency class

C

Acceleration 0-100 km/h

5.2 s

Top speed

250 km/h**

January 2020

Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 prices announced

The AMG GLB 35 4Matic is now on sale, with prices starting from £48,665. First customer deliveries are expected to arrive in Summer 2020.

The Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 features a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine, which has an output of 306PS and 400Nm. It can travel from 0 to 62 mph in 5.2 seconds and has an electronically limited top speed of 155mph.

The GLB 35 delivers up to 32.5mpg on the combined cycle and emits 171g/km of CO2.

The AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8G transmission is coupled with AMG performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive and AMG suspension with Adaptive Damping, further enhancing driving performance.

The GLB 35 4MATIC comes as standard with: MBUX multimedia system with ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice activation; 10.25-inch digital cockpit display and 10.25-inch touchscreen media display; Augmented Reality navigation; DAB radio; hard-disk navigation, smartphone integration with wireless charging (for compatible smartphones) and Mercedes-Me connectivity. Standard Mercedes me connected services include; vehicle tracker, parked vehicle locator, remote locking/unlocking as well as free 12-month subscription to TIDAL music streaming. Additional services are also available via me connect store.

Standard specification continues with Multibeam LED headlights with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus; panoramic sunroof; 20-inch AMG five-twin spoke spoke wheels finished in matt black; heated front electrically adjustable memory seats; Burmester® surround sound system and ambient lighting with 64 colours.

The Driving Assistance package is another standard feature on the GLB 35, and includes Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC; Parking Assist and navigation; Active Steer Assist; Active Speed Limit Assist; route-based speed adjustment when approaching bends, roundabouts, and toll stations; Evasive Steering Assist; Active Lane Keeping Assist; Active Blind Spot Assist; Active Brake Assist with turning manoeuvre and cross-traffic function; and PRE-SAFE® PLUS.

Metallic paint can be added for £595, in a choice of six colours. The designo Patagonia red metallic paint can be specified for £795, and the designo mountain grey magno, exclusive to the AMG 35 engine on GLB, is listed for £1,795.

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