AugustMan (Malaysia)



the GLA and GLC, the new Mercedes-Benz GLB is noted for its generous delivery of luxury, power, technology and, most importantl­y, space. With a third seat row of two additional seats, it provides spaciousne­ss for up to seven occupants, with a real sense of a fullfledge­d SUV.

The powerful proportion­s of the GLB underscore the off-road focus of the design. These include an upright front section with striking headlamps and short overhangs at the front and rear. The front apron with visual skid plate emphasises the unmistakab­le SUV character. Another key feature is the distinctiv­e air intakes that are tailored to the contours of the radiator grille. On the sides, the GLB is donned with attached panels under the doors and the wheel arches that protect against stone chips. The muscular shoulders dominated the side view, an effect reinforced by the rising beltline at the height of the C-pillar.

The GLB has a clear rear-end emphasisin­g width with two-piece tail lamps and reflectors relocated to the bumpers. The precise interior design of the tail lamps also ensures a high recognitio­n value at night. The elevated roof rails are made of polished aluminium.


At 2,829mm, the GLB has 10cm more wheelbase than, for example, the new B-Class. Together with the function-oriented greenhouse, this is decisive when it comes to the generous amount of space. The headroom in the first seat row is 1,069mm ‒ an optimum in this segment. At 967mm, the effective legroom in the rear of the five-seater is at an especially comfortabl­e level.

The load compartmen­t has a capacity of 570 to 1,805l. The backrest angle is adjustable in several stages as standard.

The second row can be moved fore and aft, enabling the boot to be enlarged.

The GLB is the first compact SUV from Mercedes-Benz to offer a third seat row on request with two additional individual seats. The seats offer people up to a height of 1.68m of roomy space. Equipped with TOP-Tether anchorages for suitable child seats, the seats can fasten up to four child seats in seat rows two and three.

Comfort details in the third row include two drinks holders between the seats as well as two stowage compartmen­ts with rubberised insert on the left and right in the load compartmen­t trim, each housing a USB port.

The driver faces a Widescreen Cockpit, with control and display via Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX). A new feature is the off-road-like aluminium-look tubular element in the dashboard on the front passenger side. Below the round air vents, next to it are the air conditioni­ng controls. The buttons of the air conditioni­ng controls create the impression of having been milled out of an aluminium cylinder.


Equipped with MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience), the GLB features two 7-inch displays for the instrument cluster and media display with touchscree­n, sports steering wheel with Touch Control buttons, USB port, Bluetooth connection and audio sources. The

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