In 1-1.5 year a new player will appear in the segment of performance compact crossovers – the Mercedes-AMG GLB 35. The new vehicle is being tested on public roads.
The Mercedes-Benz GLB is one of the most awaited SUVs scheduled to debut in 2019. The crossover is between the GLA and GLC models in size, although the exterior design is closer to the latter. However, a certain squareness of the body is, in a way, referred to the well-known Gelandewagen.
The prototype captured by spies has large wheels usual for AMG versions, with impressive brake calipers, expressive bumpers and lower ground clearance than the standard model.
Under the hood there is the same 2.0-liter petrol engine with a mild-hybrid system which is mounted on the latest generation Mercedes-AMG A35 hot hatch. It delivers 300 hp.
It’s hard to say now whether the GLB will ever have a more powerful f AMG 45 version.
Again, the official premiere of the Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class should be held next year. The hot modification is expected later. The entry-level crossover will cost about $35,000-36,000.