Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 11:16 by Cornel arocariciu
Mercedes-Benz has released the first photos and details of the new GLB. The compact SUV will be positioned between GLA and GLC and will be available in a 7-seat version. The new GLB has adopted the range of engines and technologies available in Class A while the design is inspired by the larger SUVs.
Mercedes-Benz presented the GLB Concept at the Shanghai Motor Show in April this year. Now the Stuttgart manufacturer has published the first photos and details of the prototype version of the prototype just a few months ago.
Mercedes-Benz's decision to launch a new compact SUV was simply dictated by market requirements: 33% of German cars are part of the SUV segment and 25% of total sales are transferred to the compact segment.
The new Mercedes-Benz GLB complements the Germans' proposal in the compact segment and offers a design inspired by the larger SUVs and technologies taken from Class A hatchbacks.
Mercedes-Benz GLB: Basic data
● The new Mercedes-Benz GLB has a length of 4,634 mm, a width of 1,834 mm and a height of 1,658 mm. The German wheelbase is 2.829 mm, 100 mm more than the Mercedes-Benz B-Class and the German manufacturer's model is based on the MFA II architecture, the same structure being used by the other new compact models. The new GLB will be located between GLA and the fresh GLC facelift.
● According to German officials, the interior space is one of the strengths of the new GLB. The passenger seat on the second row of seats is 967 mm, and in the front seats the Germans offer 1035 mm in front of the space.
● The new Mercedes-Benz GLB will also be available as an optional seven-seater. In this case, the two seats on the third row of seats will be able to travel passengers up to 1.68 meters in height.
● The luggage compartment volume of the five-seater is 560 liters and when folding the rear seats it reaches 1755 liters. Regardless of the option selected (5 or 7 seats), the second row of seats is 140 mm in length. In the seven-seater version, Mercedes-Benz also offers the Easy Entry feature, which makes it easier for passengers traveling on the last row of seats.
● Currently Mercedes-Benz offers two gasoline engines and two diesel units.
● The basic version of the new GLB (GLB 200) is equipped with a 163 hp 1.3-liter gasoline engine. and 250 Nm. The device will be connected to a seven-speed automatic box. The acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h will take about 9.1 seconds, while the average mixed fuel consumption announced by the Germans is between 6.2 and 6.0 liters / 100 kilometers.
● The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4Matic offers a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with a capacity of 224 hp. and 350 Nm. The power of the propeller is controlled by an 8-speed automatic transmission and a 4Matic all-wheel drive system. Sprint 0-100 km / h takes place for 6.9 seconds and the maximum speed stops at 236 km / h. The average consumption announced by Mercedes-Benz is 7.2-7.4 liters / 100 kilometers.
● The main variant in the diesel range is the GLB 200d. The 2.0-liter engine delivers 150 horsepower and 320 Nm. Engine power is increased by an eight-speed automatic transmission. For this version, Mercedes-Benz also offers an optional 4Matic all-wheel drive system. Depending on the option chosen (GLB 200d or GLB 200d 4Matic), the average consumption varies from 4.9 to 5.5 liters / 100 kilometers.
● The most powerful diesel engine is under the GLB 220d 4Matic. The 2.0-liter unit develops 190 hp. at 3800 rpm and 400 Nm between 1600 and 2400 rpm. / Min. 0-100 km / h takes 7.6 seconds and the maximum speed reaches 217 km / h. The average consumption reported by the manufacturer is between 5.2 and 5.5 liters / 100 kilometers.
● For those who want to go out of the way, Mercedes-Benz has prepared a number of special accessories. The optional Multibeam LED is available with a special road lighting feature and the off-road engineer package offers Hill-Start assistance and a special animation that shows machine position information so the driver can control the movements even more accurately.
● Inside the Mercedes-Benz GLB will be offered both a digital instrument and a touch screen designed for the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX). The Germans also offer a generous package of safety and driving aids. With the Driver Assistance Package (including Active Assist Assist), Mercedes-Benz GLB allows semi-autonomous driving on certain road sections.