Mercedes-Benz is giving the Mercedes GLB compact SUV a model update. In addition to slight design touches, it gets gasoline engines with 48 V technology and the latest MBUX infotainment system.
Almost four years after its presentation, the Mercedes-Benz GLB is getting a facelift. The 4,634 mm long, 1,834 mm wide and 1,658 mm high compact SUV wears a redesigned front bumper with visual underride protection, and LED headlights and taillights are now standard.
The new Mercedes GLB is available with four gasoline and four diesel engines. Power transmission is handled by dual-clutch transmissions with seven or eight speeds. The gasoline engines are now designed as mild hybrids and feature an additional 48-volt auxiliary power supply for the belt-driven starter-generator (RSG) with 10 kW (14 hp) output. The GLB 180 has an output of 100 kW (136 hp), the GLB 200 120 kW (163 hp). The two powerful gasoline engines GLB 220 4Matic (140 kW/190 hp) and GLB 250 4Matic (165 kW/224 hp) are equipped with all-wheel drive. The 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine is available in three power ratings from 85 kW (116 hp) in the GLB 180 d and 110 kW (150 hp) in the GLB 200 d through the equally powerful 200 d 4Matic all-wheel-drive version and the 220 d 4Matic (140 kW/190 hp).
Latest MBUX for the Mercedes GLB
The all-wheel drive with fully variable torque distribution can be set in three driving programs. The 4Matic models also feature the offroad technology package, which offers an additional driving program as well as a special offroad light function. Various camera and radar-based assistance systems are also available for the SUV.