Mercedes-Benz officially introduced the new crossover GLBSeptember 11, 2019
At its stand in Frankfurt, the German company officially unveiled the new three-row SUV GLB and its high-performance version from AMG.
The new Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class is a designed from the ground up car, although it is built on the basis of the compact A-Class. Given that this is a small relatively inexpensive hatchback or sedan, the GLB-Class offers customers a classic compact SUV with a three-row seat layout for seven passengers.
An additional row of seats is equipped with cup holders and USB ports for charging gadgets, and also provides side airbags and attachment points for child car seats. In the five-seat version of the new Mercedes-Benz GLB, with the rear seats folded down, the trunk provides up to 1,755 liters of space. In this design, second-row passengers also have the ability to move the seats forward and backward.
The 7.0-inch digital dashboard and touch screen multimedia system dominate the cabin, providing access to many standard technologies, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The proprietary infotainment complex MBUX with voice control is also standard, as are driver assistance systems. A number of options, such as navigation, a 10.25-inch multimedia display, an upgraded Burmester surround sound system, are available at an additional cost.
In terms of power, a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine is responsible for the performance of the Mercedes GLB 250 4MATIC. In the GLB-Class, it produces a modest 221 hp. and 350 Nm of torque, which, according to Mercedes, is enough to accelerate the compact crossover from zero to 100 km / h in 6.9 seconds using an 8-speed DCT automatic transmission.
In the “charged” version from AMG, engine power is boosted to 382 hp. in the GLB 45 model and up to 416 hp in the GLB 45 S version. In addition, the high-performance model received a proprietary 4Matic all-wheel drive system + drift mode. This increase in power allows the GLB with S to accelerate to 100 km / h in 4.0 seconds and reach a top speed of 255 km / h.
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