Order books open for Mercedes-Benz GLB compact SUV
Mercedes-Benz’s answer to the Audi Q3 and BMW X1 is now available to order in Europe.
Revealed earlier this summer, the GLB sits above the GLA, marking the eighth model in the brand’s compact car family and bringing a standard five-seat layout with an optional seven-seat set-up.
Priced from €37,746.80 in Germany, it’s offered – depending on market – in two petrol variants. These include the GLB 200, powered by a 163hp, 1.3-litre four-cylinder petrol engine bringing a 0-100km/h time of 9.1 seconds, a 207km/h top speed, with WLTP combined fuel economy of 6.0-6.2l/100km and NEDC Correlated emissions 138-142g/km. A 7G-DCT gearbox comes as standard along with front-wheel drive. There’s also a GLB 250 4 model with a 224hp 2.0-litre petrol, offering official WLTP combined fuel consumption of 7.3-7.4l/100km and CO2 of 166-169g/km with a 6.9-second 0-100km/h time and top speed of 236km/h.
Diesels include the front-wheel drive GLB 180 d with a 116hp 2.0-litre diesel, 4.9-5.0l/100km and 129-132g/km and the GLB 200 d – available with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive – which features a higher-power 150hp version of the same diesel with a 0-100km/h time of 9.0 seconds and a top speed of 204km/h in front-wheel drive guise. The latter can deliver 4.9-5.0l/100km WLTP combined and emits 129-133g/km CO2 NEDC Correlated (4MATIC: 4.2-5.5l/100km and 136-145g/km).
The range-topping GLB 220 d 4MATIC is powered by a 190hp, four-cylinder diesel engine that gives a 0-100km/h time of 7.6 seconds, and a 271km/h top speed. Fuel economy figures and emissions figures for this engine are 5.2-5.5l/100km (WLTP combined) and 138-146g/km CO2 NEDC Correlated. All three diesels are RDE2-compliant.
4MATIC models feature the Offroad Engineering package as standard. This includes Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR) and an additional driving mode.
Three equipment lines are on offer in selected markets: Style (an extra €892.50), Progressive (€1,814.75) and AMG Line (€3,510.50) and the Night package (€505.75).
In the first year it can also be ordered as an Edition 1 (a €9,044 uplift) which brings various extra styling details.
Driver assistance features include active brake assist, active bonnet, active lane keeping assist, attention assist, speed limit assist, and keyless-go locking and unlocking.
The GLB range is on sale now with first deliveries expected towards the end of the year.