Attractive in its unique styling, confident in driving performance, and packed with leading technologies, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB200 Compact SUV proves to possess all-rounder capabilities, perfect for small families or accomplishing off-road pursuits.
First introduced in 2019, the new GLB200 sits in between the GLA and GLC Class, built on the second generation MFA2 (Modular Front Architecture) platform but with extended seating capacity.
The GLB200 Compact SUV sports an upright boxy silhouette, carrying over the German brand’s massive, grille-mounted three-pointed star while adapting the flatter face of an SUV.
Integrated AMG-specific elements, such as the AMG bodystyling and eye-catching 19-inch AMG alloy wheels, further highlight the athletic nature of the new GLB.
This compact SUV comes easily distinguished with its unique headlight design, black cladding, roof rails, and simulated underride guard on the road or even at a standstill. This new entry-level GLB-Class now has blind-spot monitoring as a standard feature, increasing safety whenever you’re parking or manoeuvring.
Moving inside, this luxury SUV hosts a spacious interior cabin that offers five- and seven-seat configurations, complete with a generous amount of head and leg space for taller occupants.
It also comprises one of the largest cargo in the range, with an optional third-row seat at the rear. The interior luxury continues with the roster of technologies equipped upfront.
Some of the Mercedes-Benz specific SUV features include a widescreen digital cockpit with MBUX and smartphone integration, wireless charging, 64-colour ambient lighting, and illuminated door sill panels.
ENGINE AND PERFORMANCE
A turbocharged 1.3-litre 4-cylinder engine propels the GLB200 that generates a capable 163 horsepower and 250 Nm on tap.
The 7G-DCT (A) transmission equipped with paddle shifters allows this luxury SUV to max out at 200 km/h from zero to 100 km/h in just 9.5 seconds. As a result, the ride handling performs with stability and composure through rough surfaces and turns.