Pricing for the Mercedes-Benz GLB has turned up on the local arm's website and we can share it with you.
The Mercedes-Benz GLB is a 7-seater SUV and it will be coming to SA very shortly. Mercedes-Benz South Africa has loaded the model up onto its configurator, giving us a taste of what's to come. From what we can see, the range will comprise just 2 models for now.
There'll be the petrol-powered GLB 250 and the GLB 220d for the diesel fans. The GLB 250 is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 165 kW and 350 Nm. Power goes to the front wheels via an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission and consumption is rated at 6.7- 7.0 L/100 km.
The GLB 220d is the only model in the lineup to feature 4Matic all-wheel drive. It is powered by a 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbodiesel motor with 140 kW and 400 Nm. It too features an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission and it'll be the more frugal of the 2 vehicles, with a claimed consumption figure of just 5.1 - 5.4 l/100 km.
Naturally, there are plenty of options to tickle your fancy. For those wanting a bold visual statement, the Edition 1 kit for R125 000 adds big wheels with detailing across the bodywork and inside the cabin. Cleverly, Mercedes-Benz has organised its options into packages and lines. Style is R16 000, Progressive R25 000 and the popular AMG Line retails for R50 175. There are 14 designs of alloy wheels to choose from. Other options worth looking into are the panoramic sliding roof (R19 400), Sports seats (R4 250), wireless charging (R3 400) and the MBUX digital display (R11 100).
We're looking forward to sampling the Mercedes-Benz GLB in South Africa, stay tuned for updates.
The 7-seats of the Mercedes-Benz GLB gives it an advantage in the practicality stakes.
Mercedes-Benz GLB Price in South Africa (February 2020)
Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 R730 554
Mercedes-Benz GLB 220d R737 277