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.