Mercedes has revealed a starting price for the GLB-Class – it is from $37,595 in the USA. Deliveries to customers will begin in the end of this year.
This is the price for a 5-seater GLB 250, including a destination charge of $995. The GLB 250 4Matic starts at $39,595.
Unlike its competitors, such as the BMW X1, for example, the Mercedes-Benz GLB offers an additional third row of seats to accommodate 7 occupants in the vehicle. The 7-seater’s price has not been announced yet.
The GLB 250’s powertrain comprises a 2.0-liter, 221-hp (258 lb-ft) inline-4 turbocharged engine that operates in combination with a new 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and standard front-wheel drive.
The 4Matic AWD is optional for an extra pay of $2,000.
The standard model receives LED headlights, 18” wheels, the latest MBUX infotainment system, a 7.0” digital instrument cluster, a suite of modern active safety functions.
The optional Driver Assistance package costs $2,250, it provides semi-autonomous driving.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB sits between the GLA and GLC in terms of pricing. The GLA-Class starts at $35,245, the GLC – $43,495.
The FWD BMW X1 costs $36,195, but its all-wheel-drive version is $1,400 pricier than the GLB 4Matic.
The Lexus NX300’s price is $150 more than the GLB’s (a front-wheel drive vehicle with 245-hp engine). The NX with AWD costs $450 over the GLB 4Matic.
8-seaters, which may be cheaper alternatives to the 7-seat GLB, – the Chevrolet Traverse and the Honda Pilot – cost $30,995 and $32,645, respectively. The 3-row 2019 VW Altas is $31,890.
Source: Car and Driver