Mercedes Benz GLB, UK Price And Spec Revealed
Mercedes might be in trouble with German authorities over a small matter of committing fraud of the highest order. But at the end of the day product planners, marketing and consumers not giving two-fucks always comes first. A $1.2 billion dollar fine for causing pollution and unnecessary deaths? just a drop in the ocean for a money-making juggernaut like Mercedes. Remember the company makes $339 USD of profit every second. Nevertheless, the news and the product planning goes one and next on the list is the new Mercedes Benz GLB, it’s available to order now in the UK with prices starting from £34,200 for the GLB 200 Sport with seven seats, rising to £45,950 for the GLB 220 d 4MATIC AMG Line Premium Plus with seven seats.
The Mercedes Benz GLB is available with seven seats as standard across the range, with the exception of the GLB 220 d 4MATIC AMG Line Premium which can be specified with five seats. The GLB 200 is powered by a 163 hp, four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 250 Nm of torque. This allows 0 to 62 mph in 9.1 seconds, a 129 mph top speed, fuel economy is rated at 47.1 mpg (combined) (don’t believe it) and emissions from 138 g/km CO2 (do not trust these figures). A 7G-DCT gearbox comes as standard.
The GLB 200 d – available with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive – features a 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine which generates 150 hp and 320 Nm. It can travel from 0 to 62 mph in 9.0 seconds and has a top speed of 127 hp (4MATIC: 9.3 seconds and 125 mph). It can deliver up to 56.5 mpg combined and emits 133 g/km (4MATIC: 51.4 mpg and 145 g/km). The GLB 200 d and 220 d are both mated to an 8G-DCT transmission.
The range-topping GLB 220 d 4MATIC is powered by a 190 hp, four-cylinder diesel engine producing up to 400 Nm for 0-62 mph in 7.6 seconds, and a 135 mph top speed. Fuel economy figures and emissions figures for this engine are 51.4 mpg (combined) and 146 g/km CO2.
Entry-level Sport models come as standard with 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels; Dynamic Select, which provides a choice of four driving modes; comfort suspension; LED headlights and tail lights; 180° reversing camera; aluminium roof rails; two-zone Thermotronic climate control; heated front seats; the Light and Sight interior lighting package; Artico man-made leather upholstery.
Also included is a DAB tuner, a six-speaker/100 watt sound system, a seven-inch digital cockpit display and seven-inch touchscreen media display, the MBUX multimedia system, ‘Hey Mercedes’ voice activation, plus Mercedes me connect (which includes emergency call system (eCall), accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenance management).
The range-topping GLB AMG Line Premium Plus includes Multibeam LED headlamps with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus; panoramic sunroof; Driving Assistance pack; and Traffic Sign Assist.