Power of possibilities. The new Mercedes-Benz GLB

by Kenny Yeoh

Kuala Lumpur. Mercedes-Benz Malaysia proudly announces the availability of the new Mercedes-Benz GLB in two new variants: the Mercedes-Benz GLB 200 and Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4MATIC. Thanks to powerful proportions and numerous innovations, the spacious GLB compact SUV is now even more attractive for customers.

Amanda Zhang, CEO & President, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia said, “The Mercedes-Benz GLB is the most versatile SUV in our luxury SUV segment. Its iconic design lends the GLB an unmistakable SUV character, showcasing its classic off-road boxy design from its big brother, the G-Class. Its spacious interior can host up to seven individuals, and with a boot capacity of 1,805 liters. Whether you’re navigating city streets or embarking on a road trip, the Mercedes-Benz GLB is designed to exceed your expectations, offering connectivity, adjustable seating, and unmatched versatility for every journey.”

Exterior

The redesigned front bumper with visual underbody protection points to its off-road genes. The SUV radiator grille with four horizontal louvres on the GLB 200 underlines this impression. The GLB 250 4MATIC sports a radiator grille with single louvres and chrome inserts. The GLB also features a revised front apron with geometry design. The athletic shoulder shape, with coherently modelled side graphics, creates an interesting interplay of light and shadow and a visually width-accentuated rear end. The GLB 200 has a Progressive Line exterior whereas the GLB 250 4MATIC has an AMG Line exterior.

With Night Package equipped, various trim parts are finished in high-gloss black, such as the louvres of the radiator shell, the trim elements on the front and rear apron, the roof railing, exterior mirror housing, beltline and window line trim strip, and simulated underguard at the front and rear. Exclusive to the GLB 250 4MATIC are the AMG front apron with front splitter and AMG rear apron visible tailpipe trim in high-gloss black.

New striking full-LED headlights and rear lights enhance the appearance, with the range of options now expanded with a new Spectral Blue Metallic paint colour. The LED High Performance headlamps feature Adaptive Highbeam Assist which automatically switches on the high beams if it does not detect any illuminated vehicles ahead or in oncoming traffic. The new GLB 200 is fitted with 18-inch 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels and the GLB 250 4MATIC has 19-inch AMG 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels.

Interior

The spacious interior of the GLB combines high everyday practicality and variability with a modern high-tech ambience. It can accommodate up to 7 vehicle occupants in the compact SUV. One of the highlights of the significantly upgraded interior is the freestanding double screen. The GLB comes with 10.25-inch wide-screen displays for the respective instrument cluster and multimedia screens. With the latest generation of MBUX infotainment system, drivers can conveniently access Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wirelessly. Hard-disc navigation is available via the Mercedes me store.

The round air vents in turbine look convey sporty elegance and contrast with the straight-lined, off-road-typical interior elements in aluminium. The new multifunction sports steering wheel is upholstered in leather on the GLB 200 and Nappa leather on the GLB 250 4MATIC. For further connectivity, the GLB now has an additional USB-C port and increased USB charging power while all USB ports are illuminated.

The new GLB is equipped with comfort seats, which are upholstered in ARTICO man-made leather on the GLB 200 and ARTICO man-made leather / MICROCUT microfibre on the GLB 250 4MATIC. The GLB 200 comes with a Star-pattern trim and the GLB 250 4MATIC has a Star Pattern backlit trim which interacts with the ambient lighting. The Mercedes-Benz pattern shines in the instrument panel in the passenger’s colour of choice. The translucent, filigree-patterned surface creates a unique effect, particularly at night. The GLB also comes with Ambient lighting with 64 colours and THERMOTRONIC automatic climate control.


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In terms of safety, the GLB is well equipped with Blind Spot Assist, Exit Warning Assist, Active Brake Assist, and Parking Package with reverse camera. KEYLESS-GO Comfort package, EASY-PACK tailgate, and GUARD 360° Vehicle protection are also included. 

Exclusive to the GLB 250 is the 4MATIC all-wheel drive and an additional 48-volt electrical system for the belt-driven starter generator. Its briefly available additional power of 10 kW supports agile starting and is used for faster acceleration via boost. The starter-generator also increases comfort: in addition to low-vibration and low-noise engine starting, it enables coasting with the combustion engine switched off. In addition, it recuperates during braking and acceleration – and in this way supplies the 12-volt on-board network and the 48-volt battery with electrical energy.

The Mercedes-Benz GLB at a glance:

ModelMercedes-Benz GLB 200Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4MATIC
Displacement (cc)1,3321,991
Rated Output (kW[hp]/rpm)120 [163]/5,500165 [224]/5,500
Rated Torque (Nm/rpm)270/2,000 – 3,500350/2,000 – 4,000
Rated Output for Electric Motor (kW)10
Rated Torque for Electric Motor (Nm)150
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (sec)9.37.0
Top speed (km/h)207236
Kerb weight/payload (kg)1,640/5001,765/500
Retail Price (for Peninsular Malaysia)RM 290,888RM 341,888

*On the road without Insurance. With 10% Sales Tax.

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