Mercedes-Benz already sells a GLA compact crossover SUV, however for the automaker’s subsequent era of compacts we’ll see each a redesigned GLA plus a brand new GLB.
The GLB has already been revealed. It arrives at dealerships later this yr as a 2020 mannequin, initially in GLB 250 guise.
Our newest spy pictures present what seems to be an AMG-tuned GLB, particularly a member of AMG’s new 35 sequence.
Going ahead, AMG will provide two ranges of efficiency. One shall be a direct substitute for the 45 sequence, whereas slotting below this shall be a brand new crop of 35 sequence automobiles, which we have already seen in A35 and CLA35 guise.
We all know that is the GLB35 due to its lowered trip peak, enlarged openings within the decrease fascia, and dual-tip exhaust system. The wheels and brakes are additionally larger models than what’s been used on prototypes for the common GLB.
Just like the lately revealed A35 hatchback, the GLB35 will characteristic a 2.Zero-liter turbocharged inline-Four making 302 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. A 7-speed dual-clutch transmission and all-wheel drive will even be a part of the package deal. This mix ought to end in Zero-60 instances of round 5.Zero seconds.
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class
Past the ability enhance, the GLB35 also needs to profit from elevated physique rigidity and efficiency tuning of the transmission and all-wheel-drive system in comparison with the common GLB on which it’s primarily based.
Search for the GLB35 to reach early subsequent yr. A GLB45 is a secure guess, too.
For the 45 sequence automobiles, they’ll include Eight-speed dual-clutch transmissions and commonplace and spicier S guises. A newly developed 2.Zero-liter turbocharged inline-Four will generate 382 hp in commonplace guise and as a lot as 416 hp in S guise.
Keep tuned for updates as improvement continues.