He is a new member of the SUV family. It is located between the GLA and the GLC, and has the particularity of having a large interior space for more passengers
Mercedes Benz presented in Argentina, in an event transmitted through the YouTube channel, the new GLB, a compact SUV that comes to complete the family of these vehicles with the proposal of adding more seats as a great differential.
Currently, one in three Mercedes-Benz vehicles manufactured is an SUV, and one in four belongs to the compact family. In this context, the GLB is the first Mercedes-Benz in this segment available with seven seats.
During the virtual presentation, Christian Kimelman, managing director of Mercedes-Benz Autos, stated: “The GLB came to occupy a space required by the market among mid-size SUVs, and we certainly understand that it will exceed expectations in this segment. From Mercedes -Benz we are proud and happy to be able to complete, with this model, the portfolio of our SUVs and we are convinced that our customers will like it as much as we do. Very soon they will be able to see this new vehicle in our network of dealers in the country ”
As for its design, it is based on the same platform that the GLA uses, but its wheelbase (2,900mm) is greater. This has allowed the brand to introduce 3 rows of seats, which will make it a clear benchmark in Premium family cars.
its motorization it is turbocharged 2.0-liter 224 hp with 350 Nm of torque. The transmission is automatic, 8-speed, double clutch and the drive is 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive with fully variable torque distribution. The brand declares the following benefits:
- Top speed (km / h): 236
- Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h (sec.) 6.9
- Fuel consumption (l / 100km) 7.1 – 7.4
To highlight, its safety package includes active emergency braking that works by proximity and helps prevent accidents. Offers 7 driver’s front, side and knee airbags and full windowbags.
It also has passenger protection in the third row of seats and ISOFIX and Top-Tether restraints for child seats.
The concept versatility, was reiterated several times during the presentation. And it is that although the extra seat row is decisive for the transfer of more than 5 passengers, it can be folded down, like the conventional second row and in that case you can count on unusual cargo space in this type of cars: from 560 to 1,755 liters of capacity.
In technologyMercedes Benz has one of the most modern instruments, with a 10.25-inch screen that serves as a dashboard and mutlimedia screen at the same time, and the GLB offers it. It also has the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) system that allows you to give orders via voice. Just say, “Hey, Mercedes!” and then you can give the car infinity of orders.
The price of the GLB 250 Progressive 4MATIC is $ 79,500, and then the GLB 200 will be added with single traction.
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