|Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class (X247)|
|Production||July 2019 – present|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||compact crossover (C)|
|Body style||5-door hatchback|
|Wheelbase||2,829 mm (111.4 in)|
|Length||4,634 mm (182.4 in)|
|Width||1,834 mm (72.2 in)|
|Height||1,658 mm (65.3 in)|
|Curb weight||1,300–1,445 kg (2,866–3,186 lb)|
The Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class is a front-engine, front or four wheel drive five-door luxury compact crossover unveiled by the German manufacturer Daimler AG on 10 June 2019 in Park City, Utah. It was previously unveiled to the public at the Shanghai Auto Show in April 2019 as a concept car. It is positioned between GLA-Class and GLC-Class in size. Unlike the GLA-Class and the GLC-Class, it has optional third row seats. The launch date for taking orders begins in July 2019. The production is slated to commence at the end of 2019 for 2020 model year.
The GLB-Class is powered by a range of petrol and diesel 4-cylinder engines, and comes in either front-wheel drive or 4Matic all-wheel drive.
|Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class Concept|
|Body and chassis|
|Class||Compact luxury crossover SUV|
|Body style||4-door SUV|
|Layout||Front engine, all-wheel-drive (4Matic)|
|Engine||2.0 L M260 Inline 4 turbo|
|Transmission||8-speed DCT automatic|
|Wheelbase||2,819.4 mm (111.0 in)|
|Length||4,622.8 mm (182.0 in)|
|Height||1,905 mm (75.0 in)|
The GLB concept is positioned as a more rugged alternative to the GLA-Class or GLC-Class, equipped with off-road tires and a roof box. It uses the same platform as the W177 A-Class and the GLA-Class, and also shares its engine with the A-Class, a 2.0L M260 turbocharged Inline 4. Mechanically, it has standard all-wheel drive and an 8-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Despite being similarly sized to the GLC, the GLB has three-row seating due to better space distribution.
The GLB-Class shares its proportions with the B-Class, while the dynamics will be based on the GLA-Class. It will have 4-cylinder petrol and diesel engines and sporty derivatives GLB 35 and 45. A plug-in hybrid and an electric version, presumably called the EQB, will be available later.
At launch, GLB-Class will have two petrol and two diesel engines: all of them is fitted with automatic transmissions only. One petrol and two diesel engines are paired with standard 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system.
|Model||Years||Configuration||Displacement||Power||Torque||0–100 km/h (0-62 mph)||Top Speed||Fuel Consumption/Efficiency|
|GLB 200||2019–||Inline 4 turbo (M282 DE14 LA)||1,332 cc||120 kW (160 PS; 160 bhp) at 5,500 rpm||250 N⋅m (180 lb⋅ft) at 1,620-4,000 rpm||9.1 seconds||207 km/h||6.0–6.2 L/100 km (39–38 mpg‑US)|
|GLB 250 4MATIC||2019–||Inline 4 turbo (M260 DE20 LA)||1,991 cc||165 kW (224 PS; 221 bhp) at 5,800 rpm||350 N⋅m (260 lb⋅ft) at 1,800-4,000 rpm||6.9 seconds||236 km/h||7.2–7.4 L/100 km (33–32 mpg‑US)|
|GLB 200 d||2019–||Inline 4 turbo (OM 654 DE 20)||1,951 cc||110 kW (150 PS; 150 bhp) at 3,400 – 4,440 rpm||320 N⋅m (240 lb⋅ft) at 1,400 - 2,600 rpm||9.0 seconds||204 km/h||4.9–5.0 L/100 km (48–47 mpg‑US)|
|GLB 200 d 4MATIC||2019–||Inline 4 turbo (OM 654 DE 20)||1,951 cc||110 kW (150 PS; 150 bhp) at 3,400 – 4,440 rpm||320 N⋅m (240 lb⋅ft) at 1,400 - 2,600 rpm||9.3 seconds||201 km/h||5.2–5.5 L/100 km (45–43 mpg‑US)|
|GLB 220 d 4MATIC||2019–||Inline 4 turbo (OM 654 DE 20)||1,951 cc||140 kW (190 PS; 190 bhp) at 3,800 rpm||400 N⋅m (300 lb⋅ft) at 1,600 - 2,400 rpm||7.6 seconds||217 km/h||5.2–5.5 L/100 km (45–43 mpg‑US)|
|GLB 200||2019–||7-speed automatic 7G-TRONIC|
|GLB 250 4MATIC||2019–||8-speed automatic 8G-TRONIC|
|GLB 200 d||2019–||8-speed automatic 8G-TRONIC|
|GLB 200 d 4MATIC||2019–||8-speed automatic 8G-TRONIC|
|GLB 250 d 4MATIC||2019–||8-speed automatic 8G-TRONIC|
A pre-production Mercedes-Benz GLB mule in Stuttgart in January 2019
- Holger Wittlich (5 June 2019). "Mercedes GLB (2019): Der Siebensitzer für die Familie". auto motor und sport (in German).
- "Mit bis zu sieben Sitzplätzen: Der neue Mercedes-Benz GLB: für Familie & Freunde". Daimler AG Global Media Site (in German). 11 June 2019.
- Daniel Pund (10 June 2019). "The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Crossover Is like a G-Wagen Emoji". Car and Driver.
- Mike Duff (15 April 2019). "Is the Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB a Mini G-Wagen? Maybe, with a Little Wishful Thinking". Car and Driver. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
- James Brodie (11 June 2019). "New 2019 Mercedes GLB muscles in on family SUV class". Auto Express.