Mercedes-Benz held an official presentation of the new 7-seat SUV GLB, which will go on sale before the end of 2019.
As the name implies, the brand new SUV Mercedes-Benz GLB will take place between the GLA and the GLC, having a wheelbase of 2830 cm, and allowing it to accommodate seven people. However, despite the fact that the SUV has received a seven-seat layout, it remains a compact car, and that positions its Mercedes brand.
As for the seats, customers can choose two sliding seat installed in the third row. In this case, they are equipped with side airbags, and two drink holder, multiple departments for storage and USB ports.
If customers don’t need a 7 seater option, they may purchase a regular five-seat version with a second row that folds in a ratio of 40:20:40, and in addition this modification includes the adjustment of the backrest.
The exterior design of the GLB is almost identical to the recent homonymous concept is a powerful front with square headlights and different variations of the design of the grille/bumper and roof rails, side powerful silhouette, and as an option the installation of the led High Performance headlamps.
In the cabin GLB is fitted with the latest infotainment system with MBUX two large screens, car got some Autonomous systems (e.g., Parking), active assistance when changing lanes with the steering and all-wheel drive system with variable torque distribution and driving modes Eco, Comfort, Sport and Off-Road.
Given that Mercedes-Benz GLB was introduced in the U.S., there is only one engine option – a 2-liter 4-cylinder with a capacity of 221 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque, paired with 8-speed automatic, and the SUV accelerates to a hundred in 6.9 seconds.
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For European customers a variety of power plants should be much wider, including diesel engines, hybrid versions, and later sports the AMG-variants. But this information the company will announce later, including the price of the model.