2020 Hampton Roads International Auto Show

Virtual Showroom

Mercedes Benz

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Mercedes-Benz GLB class (New)
STATUS: New for 2020 - The GLB250 is one of six utility vehicles to wear the three-pointed star. It slots between smallest GLA class and the next-largest GLC. The GLE, GLS and the G class round out the grouping. Despite its compact dimensions, the GLB can be ordered with a third-row seat. To provide sufficient people space, the second-row bench moves fore and aft, and the seatback can be made more upright. The instrument panel can be had with an optional 10.3-inch configurable touch-screen that has the latest Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) voice-activated operating system. A turbocharged four-cylinder engine delivers 221 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque through an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters. Expected later is a plug-in hybrid model as well as AMG variants with up to 416 horsepower. The available 4Matic system varies the front-to-rear torque, depending on the mode selected. In Eco and Comfort, the front-to-rear split is 80:20, in the Sport it's 70:30 and for Off-Road it's 50:50. Other GLB options include a panoramic glass roof, adaptive suspension and an AMG body kit with a unique grille, bumpers and wheels. A full array of active and semi-autonomous driving technologies is also extra.Base price (incl. destination): $37,600
Types: Compact utility wagon/coupe
Engines (h.p.): 2.0-liter I-4, turbocharged (221)
Transmission: Nine-speed automatic
Drivetrain: Front- /all-wheel-drive
Base mpg (city/highway/combined): 22/32/25 (est.)
Base weight: 3,700 (est.)