The Mercedes-Benz GLB Concept is making its debut at the 18th Auto Shanghai taking place on April 16 – 25, 2019.
The 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLB Concept is a practical and durable 7-seat off-road SUV that combines compact dimensions (4,634 x 1,890 x1,900 mm or 182 x 74 x 75 inch) with spaciousness inside. It will sit between the GLA and GLC in Mercedes’s SUV range.
The GLB features muscular proportions, surface-accentuated contours with reduced lines, multi-beam LED headlamps; short overhangs, a functional greenhouse, a long 2,829-mm (111-in) wheelbase; rising waistline, contiguous doors, all-round protective claddings; contrast paintwork, chrome underguard, distinctive extra elements, bicolor 17-inch wheels.
For the first time in a compact model of the brand there are two additional single seats in the 3rd row which can be recessed into the load compartment floor and offer comfortable seating for two medium-sized occupants.
The second seat row is adjustable to the front and rear to increase luggage space or legroom for occupants. To ease access to the third row, the 2nd row seats have an Easy-Entry function.
The upholstery is made of Nappa and Nubuk leather, there are orange trim strips and seams to echoe the exterior design, the wood trim elements on the dashboard, center console, panels, inserts in pedals.
The basic architecture of the dashboard corresponds to that of the B-Class (a widescreen cockpit, MBUX, etc). New features are off-road-type aluminum tubular elements: round center nozzles of the air conditioning system, a horizontal grab handle along the doors.
The GLB Concept got a M 260 4-cylinder 224-hp gasoline engine (258lb-ft / 350Nm of torque). The unit works in combination with an 8G-DCT dual clutch transmission and a permanent 4MATIC all-wheel drive system for which three drive programs are available: Eco/Comfort, Sport, off-road.