Mercedes-Benz GLB 7-Seater Revealed

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the production version of its GLB SUV, which slots between the GLA and GLC. Here's what it's all about.

The Mercedes-Benz GLB was previewed by an outrageous offroad-biased concept, but as is the case, the production version was substantially toned down. With a length, width and height of 4634, 1834 and1658 millimetres respectively, the GLB is also available with an optional third row of seats. In terms of dimensions, it boasts a wheelbase a little longer than the new B-Class, giving you some idea of the practicality angle that Mercedes-Benz is going for. Mercedes-Benz is claiming class-leading headroom and a boot carrying capacity of up to 1755 litres with all the seats folded down.

Under the bonnet will be a selection of petrol and diesel 4-cylinder engines. Kicking off the range will be the GLB 200 with the 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol 4-cylinder with 120 kW and 250 Nm, while the GLB 250 4Matic features a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine producing 165 kW and 350 Nm. For the diesel fans, there's the GLB 200 d and GLB 220d with the same 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine, but in 2 states of tune. In lower spec, it offers up 110 kW and 320 Nm, while the more potent version produces 140 kW and 400 Nm.

Inside, the Mercedes-Benz GLB boasts the latest Mercedes-Benz infotainment system. Its called MBUX and we've had experience with this system in a few of the latest Mercedes-Benz products. 

The Mercedes-Benz GLB will be assembled at the Aguascalientes (Mexico) plant and, for the Chinese market, in Beijing, and it should be going on sale globally towards the end of 2019. 

Further Reading

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