They say this will be the best-selling compact Merc. Hmm. I approach the GLB 35 with doubts.
Our fully loaded test car costs around £70,000. No way, guys. No way. It just doesn’t feel that special, at least not yet.
MBUX is today’s best user interface. Voice control is like talking to a friend.
Hit a bumpy surface and the dashboard rattles and drones. The leather looks, feels and smells fake on any surface.
It doesn’t feel that fast. But at least it’s quicker than – hang on, was that a police car?
I hate the transmission; both the ’box itself and its stalk. Changing your direction of travel is a test of patience.
Down to a quarter of a tank. The read-out says 24.7mpg. We should just about make it.
Race against time to the airport aided by augmented-reality sat-nav.
It did the job, the Mercedes way. Swiftly, safely, in style and in comfort, hitting the sweet spot of the market.