ALL KINDS OF STRENGTH.
ALL KINDS OF STRENGTH.
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2020
On the sides, the GLB is donned with attached panels under the doors and the wheel arches that further underscores the off-road impression and at the same time, protect against stone chips. The muscular and sensuously contoured vehicles shoulder dominated the side view, an effect reinforced by the rising beltline at the height of the C-pillar.
The GLB has a clear rear-end emphasising width with two-piece tail lamps and reflectors relocated to the bumpers. The precise interior design of the tail lamps also ensures a high recognition value at night. The elevated roof rails are made of polished aluminium.
Off-road orientation: the exterior design
The powerful proportions of the GLB underscore the off-road focus of the design: the design emphasises surface, and reduced lines and precise panel gaps. This conveys superior sportiness and modernity.
The upright front section with its striking headlamps is clear evidence of the off-road genes, as are the short overhangs at the front and rear. The front apron with visual skid plate emphasises the unmistakable SUV character. Another key feature of the front-end design is the distinctive air intakes in the front apron that are tailored to the contours of the radiator grille.
The Mercedes-Benz GLB at a glance
Mercedes-Benz GLB 200 Progressive Line
120 kW (163 hp) at 5500 rpm
250 Nm at 1620 - 4000 rpm
6.2 – 5.9 l/100 km
141 - 134 g/km
• The premium SUV range by Mercedes-Benz is now complete with the digital regional introduction of the Mercedes-Benz GLB, the most versatile SUV in its segment.
• The GLB lend its boxy off-road design from the godfather of all SUVs, the iconic G-Class. Rugged in all the right places, the GLB has a strong and distinctive presence with its muscular proportions, while carrying the hallmark of luxury and exclusivity.
• The new GLB demonstrates a generous new take on space. With a third seat row, two additional seats provide spaciousness for up to seven occupants. The spacious interior comes with the highest degree in exclusivity and luxury accomplished through that unparalleled Mercedes-Benz craftsmanship as well as high-end materials like the carbon structure trim and the nappa leather steering wheel.
• The latest SUV also features a host of latest gadgets and best-in-class technology including the latest generation MBUX and Mercedes me connect. Other cutting-edge driver assists include Blind Spot Assist with Exit Warning, PRE-SAFE System and Active Parking Assist, just to name a few.
Combined fuel consumption
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
Mercedes-Benz Malaysia completes its extensive premium SUV portfolio as it proudly presents its eight model, the all-new GLB, further underlying its claim as the leading luxury brand in the segment. “Mercedes-Benz is not only the inventor of the automobile but also the forerunner of the premium SUV segment.
The Mercedes-Benz SUVs are synonymous with strength, confidence and power while carrying that hallmark of luxury status and exclusivity. They embody all the traits and quality of our brand while having the capacity to keep up with the speed and agility and constant drive for more that our customers strive for. With the introduction of the new GLB, we offer our customers a new variety that promises all the traits of the brand with practicality,” says Dr. Claus Weidner, President & CEO of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia.
The load compartment has a capacity of 570 to 1,805 litres. The backrest angle is adjustable in several stages as standard. The second row can be moved fore and aft. This enables the boot to be enlarged up to 190 litres and put to versatile use.
Interior with space for more possibilities
At 2,829 millimetres, the GLB has ten centimetres more wheelbase than, for example, the new B-Class. Together with the function-oriented greenhouse, this is decisive when it comes to the generous amount of space. The headroom in the first seat row is 1,069 millimetres – an optimum in this segment. At 967 millimetres, the effective legroom in the rear of the five-seater is at an especially comfortable level.
High-quality aluminium detailed interior
On the inside, the instrument panel consists of a single solid, which has a cut-out in the driver and front passenger area. The driver faces a Widescreen Cockpit, with control and display via Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX). A new feature is the off-road-like aluminium-look tubular element in the dashboard on the front passenger side. Below the round air vents, next to it are the air conditioning controls. The buttons of the air conditioning controls create the impression of having been milled out of an aluminium cylinder.
The robust character of the interior continues in the centre console. Tubular elements in said milled look provide a solid support for the components and controls here as well.
“The GLB is the most versatile SUV in our premium SUV range. Its iconic design lends the GLB an unmistakable SUV character, showcasing its classic off-road boxy design from its big brother, the G-Class. With a boot capacity of upto 1,805 litres and a third seat row, it is the perfect companion for those who desire a life with more possibilities.” says Michael Jopp, Vice President, Sales & Marketing Passenger Cars, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia.
Comfort details in the third row include two drinks holders between the seats as well as two stowage compartments with rubberised insert on the left and right in the load compartment trim, each housing a USB port. The seats can be lowered so that they are flush with the load compartment floor in order to extend the load compartment.
The GLB is the first compact SUV from Mercedes-Benz to offer a third seat row on request with two additional individual seats. The seats offer people up to a height of 1.68 metres a comfortable amount of space. The extensive safety equipment includes extendible head restraints, seat belts with belt tensioners and belt force limiters on all outer seats, a side window airbag which also protects the passengers in the third seat row plus ISOFIX and TOP-Tether anchorages for suitable child seats. These can be used to fasten up to four child seats in seat rows two and three.
Next-level technology and driving assistance systems
The GLB is equipped with MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience), which has revolutionised the way a car is operated. The system features as standard two 7-inch displays for the instrument cluster and media display with touchscreen, sports steering wheel with Touch Control buttons on the left and right, USB port (Type C), Bluetooth® connection for telephony and audio sources. The latest generation of the Mercedes me connect is also a feature that comes as standard in the GLB.
The new GLB places its trust in the four-cylinder engines which are completely modernised for the new edition of the compact SUV series. In comparison to the previous generations of compact model series, the GLB engines are characterised by significantly increased specific outputs and by improved efficiency and emissions.
The GLB is available in three engine variants: GLB 200 Progressive Line, GLB 250 4MATIC AMG Line and a variant from its performance division, the Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC.
The new GLB is enhanced with Active Braking Assist includes the turning-off function, which comes into play when the driver intends to turn off across the oncoming lane: if there is a risk of collision with oncoming traffic when starting off, the GLB can brake autonomously. Braking intervention takes place when the driver activates the turn signal indicator signalling an intention to turn off, and the vehicle can be braked to a standstill before passing over the lane marking. If not, no braking takes place, so as to enable the GLB to leave the opposite lane swiftly. Oncoming vehicles are detected via an intelligent fusion of radar and camera signals.
Other safety features include Active Parking Assist with PARKTRONIC, a driver-assistive technology that helps the driver with parking. It uses an array of advanced sensors in the bumper to determine if the vehicle is able to fit into a certain parking spot. It will then steer the vehicle into the space while the driver controls the brakes and gear selection.
GLB 200 Progressive Line
Mercedes-Benz GLB 200 Progressive Line is powered by the 1.3-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine combined with the 7G-DCT 7-speed automatic transmission. It develops 120 kw (163 hp) and a maximum torque of 250 Nm, allowing the vehicle to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 9.1 seconds.
Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC
The turbocharged AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine develops 225 kW (306 hp) and guarantees impressive driving enjoyment in combination with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT 8G-DCT 8-speed automatic transmission and variable AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive. It is capable of an acceleration from 0-100km/h in just 5.2 seconds.
GLB 250 4MATIC AMG Line
Powering the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4MATIC AMG Line is the 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with the 8G-DCT 8-speed automatic transmission. It rates at 165 kW (224 hp) and produces a maximum torque of 350 Nm, accelerating the car from 0-100 km/h in only 6.9 seconds. The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 AMG Line is equipped with the permanent all-wheel system 4MATIC with fully variable torque distribution.
The AMG Line reinforces the vehicle's attractive sporty appearance both on the exterior and in the interior. The AMG bodystyling and the diamond radiator grille with single louvre, in particular, are exclusive features. The sports seats promise optimum seating comfort behind the sports steering wheel in fine nappa leather with flattened bottom section.
• With its passionate, striking design, great practicality and dynamics, the new Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC is an unrivalled alternative in the compact SUV segment.
• The turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine develops 225 kW (306 hp) and guarantees impressive driving enjoyment in combination with the AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8G transmission and variable AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive delivering an acceleration of 0-100/h in 5.2 seconds.
• The Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC also has the advantages of an SUV: raised seating position, plenty of space for passengers and luggage, and well-balanced off-road performance.
The front of the Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC makes an impression on its own right and features the signature AMG radiator grilled into the bargain. With its front apron and the flics serving as air deflectors on the outer air intakes, it makes the look unmistakably an AMG. The 20-inch AMG 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in tantalite grey with high-sheen finish and the AMG high-performance braking system with silver brake callipers and black AMG lettering at the front provide further visual highlights.
Membership of the AMG family is visually underlined in the interior by the sports seats upholstered in black ARTICO man-made leather/DINAMICA microfiber and design red seat belts. Also standard in the GLB 35 4MATIC is the Light and Sights package which provides added interior value appeal and optimum visibility in the vehicle. It comprises functional lighting that enhances comfort and safety as well as ambience that lends the interior even more atmosphere.
“The AMG genes of the GLB 35 4MATIC are clearly recognizable at first site. Its AMG-specific radiator grill, the striking AMG rear apron and dynamic spoiler lip ensure that this compact SUV is not only sporty but self-assured on the road – just like the rest of the AMG family,” said Michael Jopp, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia.
Design: hallmark AMG expressiveness
Based on the AMG Line, the new GLB 35 4MATIC is distinguishable by further model-specific design features. The AMG-specific radiator grille is used for the first time in a 35-series model, and emphasises membership of the AMG family. The front splitter, the prominent rear apron with two round, single tailpipe trim elements, and the AMG roof spoiler in the vehicle colour with a black spoiler lip also guarantee a high recognition factor.
The all-new Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC
The new Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC delivers its full sprint potential with the RACE START function included as standard. Higher engine rpm when starting off, in combination with optimised shift points, produces the best possible traction and maximum acceleration. RACE START remains active while the accelerator is kept fully depressed.
Driving fun to the power of five: AMG DYNAMIC SELECT and AMG DYNAMICS agility control
The five AMG DYNAMIC SELECT drive modes - Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual, make for a very variable driving experience with a wide range from serene comfort to agile and sporty. The modes modify key parameters, such as the response of the engine, transmission, suspension and steering.
The drive modes are linked to the AMG DYNAMICS agility control, which means that the handling characteristics can be even more closely matched with different requirements and driving conditions.
Responsive and emotive: the AMG 2.0-litre 4-cylinder in-line turbocharged engine
Thanks to a twinscroll turbocharger, the 2.0-litre turbocharged engine rated at 225 kW (306 hp) impresses with great responsiveness to movements of the accelerator pedal, high torque (max. 400 Nm from 3000 rpm) and great liveliness.
Fast and agile: AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8G dual clutch transmission
The transmission masters fast gear shifts and a sporty driving style just as well as comfort-oriented gear shifts for relaxed long-distance journeys. During upshifts, partial ignition interruption produces an impressive sound experience, while the double-declutch function during downshifts benefits gear shifting comfort. The function synchronises the engine and transmission speeds, minimises unwanted gas cycle responses and stabilises the vehicle, for example when braking ahead of bends. This also supports a particularly dynamic driving style.
With AMG-specific displays: the MBUX infotainment system
The innovative MBUX control and display concept creates an even closer bond between the vehicle, driver and passengers. At the same time, the latest version of the infotainment system contributes to the great daily practicality of the new GLB 35 4MATIC. Emotive displays such as the particularly striking Supersport mode with a central, round rev counter and bargraph-style additional information underline the exclusivity.
With the three AMG-specific display styles "Classic", "Sporty" or "Supersport", the vehicle functions are directly visualised on the instrument cluster on the left side and on the touchscreen display on the right. Visually, the two displays under one shared glass cover blend into a Widescreen Cockpit and as a central element consequently emphasise the horizontal orientation of the interior design.
Optimal traction: variable AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive
The performance-oriented all-wheel drive system continuously ensures the best possible ratio of dynamism, traction and efficiency. A multi-disc clutch with AMG-specific electromechanical control allows a variable torque split which can be instantly changed according to the driving situation. This ranges from purely front-wheel drive to a 50:50 percent distribution to the front and rear axle, for example during dynamic driving manoeuvres or on snow or ice. The influencing factors for torque distribution are not only the driving speed, the lateral and longitudinal acceleration and the steering angle, but also the difference in rotational speed between the individual wheels and the gear selected. The all-wheel drive is controlled depending on the selected stage of the 3-stage Electronic Stability Program ESP® – from sporty with a focus on safety to highly dynamic.
Even more dynamism: the AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension
The optionally available AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension guarantees superior performance. The adaptive, electronically controlled damping provides a wide range of set-ups from comfortable to very sporty. The damping is adjusted individually for each wheel, and depends on the driving style, the road surface and the selected suspension setting.
The best possible operating point is always selected on the basis of numerous data such as acceleration or vehicle speed. The suspension characteristics are modified by simply selecting one of the drive programs Comfort, Sport or Sport+.
Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC
215 kW (306 hp) at 5800 - 6100 rpm
400 Nm at 3000 - 4000 rpm
7.6-7.5 l/100 km
Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 AMG Line
165 kW (224 hp) at 5500 rpm
350 Nm at 1800 - 4000 rpm
7.4 – 7.1 l/100 km
168 - 162 g/km
Combined fuel consumption
Acceleration 0-100 km/h
Combined fuel consumption
Acceleration 0-100 km/h