Mercedes are yet to release further information on the GLB closer to the launch; like specific driver assistance systems and engine specifications... However, we do know that there will be four four-cylinder engine options. The petrol engines consist of a 1.3L(161bhp), and 2.0L(221bhp) as well as, two 2.0L diesels, one with 148bhp and the other with 187 bhp, all of which featuring automatic gearboxes. The GLB will also have a variety of different driving modes to choose from with the included Dynamic Select switch; which modifies torque-distribution to better suit road conditions, making the GLB perfect for long motorway-hauls as well as off-road adventures.
opt. Four-Wheel Drive
Lots of Optional Extras
The Mercedes GLB has an interior similar to that of the Mercedes A-Class, with features such as the connected MBUX infotainment system (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) including a 7.0 inch centre touchscreen display. This is used for navigation, phone calls, music and AppleCarPlay/Android Auto if your mobile phone is compatible; as well as a 7.0” instrument screen which works as a virtual cockpit. In terms of seating, as mentioned before, you also have the choice to make the GLB a seven-seater, which makes it the first of its class to accommodate so many passengers. The second row of seats can also be adjusted to further increase loading space. Another benefit to the Mercedes GLB is its standard safety equipment, such as retractable head restraints, side window airbags, ISOFIX points for car seats and seat belts with belt tensioners. The maximum load capacity of the vehicle is 1755 litres and can be enlarged by a further 179 litres due to the adjustable second row.