A small SUV always finds enough buyers, thinks Mercedes and plans the expansion of the compact class with a new GLB model. In the past, it was speculated that the GLB code X247 could be visually close to the G-Class. But it is not. The forms are not particularly edgy, nor rolling the GLB particularly high-legged across the street.
MERCEDES GLB (X247): PETROL ENGINE WITH 1.33 LITERS CAPACITY
Logical: The GLB should be next to the GLA, the more practical compact SUV from Mercedes. It should be as a seven-seater. Correspondingly elongated, the body looks great, especially the rear door opening. The third row of seats will eventually be climbed. The ground clearance seems to be more on passenger car level. All-wheel drive will be available but only with the larger engines.
The engines will be closely based on the A-Class (W177). The small petrol and diesel are from Renault. The base engine will be 1.33 liters 115 hp. The other engines are 140 hp and 240 Nm oand 160 hp version 270 Nm.
NEW 2.0-LITER GASOLINE AND DIESEL FOR THE COMPACT CLASS
The power can be applied to the front wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission or via six-speed manual transmission. The small diesel (1.5 liter) will be also made by Renault.
Mercedes uses its own engines in the 2-liter class. The diesel OM 654 will come as 200 d with 150 hp and as 220d with 194 hp. With a GLB 300d is not expected. The new 2.0-liter gasoline engine M 260 will replace the current 2.0-liter petrol engine M 270. It will have an output of 211 hp in the A 250. The market launch of the GLB will take place in 2019.