2020 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC Unveiled with 306 HP
This GLB-class model can accommodate 7 passengers.
The pefromance brand of Mercedes-Benz has unveiled the new 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC featuring a stunning design, elevated seating position, lots of space for passengers and gears, and exceptional off-road handling. Positioned between GLA-Class and GLC-Class, this GLB-class model can accommodate 7 passengers.
Starting with the powertrain, the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 has the same 2.0L turbo engine as available in the GLB 250. However, it renders more power thanks to a twin-scroll turbocharger. The engine pumps out 306 hp and 295 pound-feet of torque. The seven-seat GLB 35 can hit 100 kilometers per hour in 5.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 250 km/h. The engine is mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission, which is channeled to Mercedes-Benz’s 4Matic all-wheel-drive system.
The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC does not have Eco and Sport driving modes available in the GLB 250. It rather has Slippery (created for low-grip maneuvers), Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual. The “Slippery” driving mode mated to Mercedes-Benz’s 4Matic all-wheel-drive system with extra body cladding allows the performance crossover to do better off the road. As the name suggests, the “Comfort” mode emphasizes on coziness and fuel efficiency. Similarly, “Sport” and “Sport+” gives drivers a sporty feel by deactivating ECO start/stop system. If nothing works for you, you can customize the drive settings as per your liking. Furthermore, the crossover comes equipped with agility functions “Basic” and “Advanced,” which trigger mechanically as per the selected drive program.
Suspension and Handling
The automaker worked hard on the suspension and added new steering knuckles and transverse control arms on the front axle. These improve lateral dynamics and minimize body roll. Buyers can even opt for optional AMG Ride Control suspension if they want their ride to manage damping on every wheel electronically. To make driving more fun, AMG has also installed speed-sensitive power steering and four-piston high-performance brakes. At the front axle, the vehicle has 4-piston fixed calipers and cast iron brake discs (350 x 34 mm), while the rear axle features 1-piston floating calipers and cast iron brake discs (330 x 22 mm).
Talking about the exterior, the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC has an aggressive look and features a unique Panamericana grille for the first time. It sports standard 19-inch AMG 10 wheels while the 20- and 21-inch wheels are optional.
On the inside, most of the stuff is same as available in the base model. It features the MBUX infotainment system, touch-control buttons on the steering wheel, and a big screen in the middle. However, the new crossover has AMG exclusive leather and stitching on seats, dash, and door panels. Additionally, the drivers can control the infotainment system through gestures or voice by saying the keyword “Hey Mercedes”.
“With the new GLB 35 4MATIC, we are extending our product portfolio by adding a highly attractive model for an active target group that attaches special importance to versatility. This also includes the optional seven-seater capability of our new compact SUV, though without having to sacrifice the genes typical of an AMG. Because in its segment, our GLB 35 likewise fulfills our brand promise of Driving Performance,” states Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG.
Availability and Pricing
The 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC will hit the roads in the second half of next year. The pricing details will be released before its launch.