The new Mercedes-Benz GLB: For family & friends

Thanks to its passionate, striking design, great practicality and dynamics and space for up to seven occupants, the new Mercedes-Benz GLB is an unrivalled alternative in the compact SUV segment. 

The highly versatile SUV is the first compact model from Mercedes-Benz to be optionally available with a third row of two individual seats. This spacious family model is now available locally.  

With powerful and efficient four-cylinder engines, the latest driving assistance systems with cooperative driver support, the intuitively operated infotainment system MBUX and comprehensive ENERGIZING comfort the new model has all the strengths of the current compact class generation from Mercedes-Benz. Thanks to further development of the exhaust aftertreatment system, the two-litre diesel engine already meets the Stage 2 RDE (Real Driving Emissions) requirements, and is certified to Euro 6d.

7-seater GLB - For family and friends
7-seater GLB – For family and friends

Extensive driver support

The new GLB has modern driving assistance systems with cooperative driver support. Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Brake Assist are on board as standard.

The Driving Assistance package is comprehensive and has coordinated functions. It includes the following systems: Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC; Active Speed Limit Assist, extended automatic moving-off on motorways; route-based speed adjustment with end-of-tailback function; Active Steering Assist; Active Lane Changing Assist; Active Emergency Stop Assist with SOS function; rescue lane function; Active Brake Assist; turn-off and junction function; end-of-tailback emergency braking function; Evasive Steering Assist; Active Lane Keeping Assist; Active Blind Spot Assist; exit warning function; pedestrian warning function in the area of zebra crossings; PRE-SAFE® PLUS.

The load compartment capacity of 560 to 1755 litres (figures for the five-seater) boasts the qualities of an estate. On request the second seat row can be longitudinally adjusted and as standard the inclination of the backrests is adjustable in several stages. As a result, the load compartment can be enlarged by up to 179 litres and put to versatile use.

Front interior- GLB
Front interior- GLB

Off-road orientation: the exterior design

The powerful proportions of the GLB underscore the design with its off-road orientation: the surfaces of the forms are emphasised, and reduced lines and precise seams are major features. The upright front section with its striking headlamps is clear evidence of off-road genes, as are the short overhangs at the front and rear.

The muscular and sensuously contoured vehicle shoulder dominates the side view at the height of the C-pillar, an effect reinforced by the rising waistline. The doors reach over the side bar, improving ease of access, and keep the door apertures free of soiling as well as increasing protection in a side impact. All-round protective claddings divide the overall proportions and emphasise the vehicle’s off-road character, as does the simulated underride guard at the front and rear.

Exterior- GLB
Exterior- GLB

The GLB 4MATIC All-wheel drive

The GLB is equipped with the permanent all-wheel system 4MATIC, with fully-variable torque distribution. This sporty all-wheel drive configuration allows the driver to use the DYNAMIC SELECT switch to influence the characteristics of 4MATIC. Three characteristic maps are available to control the all-wheel drive clutch, though the system responds flexibly to the current driving situation in any mode. In regular driving operation, the drive program “Eco/Comfort” is based on an 80:20 distribution (front axle:rear axle), while in “Sport” it is 70:30. In off-road mode the all-wheel drive clutch acts as an inter-axle differential lock, with the basic distribution a balanced 50:50.

Whereas, 4MATIC models feature the Offroad Engineering package as standard. This includes Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR) and an additional driving mode. This adapts the power delivery of the engine, the characteristics of 4MATIC and ABS intervention for off-road driving on easy terrain. An animation of the driving situation can be called up on the media display. In combination with MULTIBEAM LED headlamps, the 4MATIC models have a special off-road light. Hence, it makes it easier to see obstacles in rough terrain in the dark.

The starting price of the new GLB is that of €40,900. It can be individualised with four equipment lines: Standard, Style, Progressive and AMG Line.

Send an email to sales@autosales.com.mt  or message Mercedes- Benz Malta Facebook page to book your GLB test-drive today.