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New Mercedes-Benz GLB ready for family and friends

Edward Green ▼ | June 27, 2019
The new Mercedes-Benz GLB is a versatile SUV. And a spacious family car: on request it is the first Mercedes-Benz in this segment available as a seven-seater.
Cars   The GLB has ten centimetres more wheelbase than, for example, the new B-Class
GLBThe two seats in row three can be used by people up to 1.68 metres in height and with powerful and efficient four-cylinder engines, current driving assistance systems with cooperative support for the driver, the intuitively operable infotainment system MBUX plus the comprehensive convenience control Energizing Comfort, the new family member (length/width/height: 4634/1834/1658[1] millimetres) has all the strengths of the current compact-class generation from Mercedes-Benz.

GLBAt 2829 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 1035 millimetres a best in this segment. At 967 millimetres the effective legroom in the rear of the five-seater is at an especially comfortable level. The load compartment capacity of 560 to 1755 litres (figures for the five-seater) boasts the qualities of an estate.

GLBOn request the second seat row can be longitudinally adjusted and as standard the inclination of the backrests is adjustable in several stages. This enables the load compartment to be enlarged by up to 179 litres and put to versatile use. One in three Mercedes-Benz cars is now an SUV, and one in four a compact model. A compact SUV like the GLB therefore combines all the success factors of the company's highest-volume segments.

GLBThe gateway to the petrol-model range is the M 282 with a displacement of 1.33 litres in the GLB 200 (combined fuel consumption 6.2-6.0 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions 142-137 g/km. This engine has cylinder shutoff for efficient operation in the partial-load range. The two-litre M 260 engine in the GLB 250 4MATIC (combined fuel consumption 7.4-7.2 l/100 km, combined CO2 emissions 169-165 g/km)1 has cast-iron cylinder liners in its engine block of diecast aluminium, widening at the lower end as per the Conicshape principle.