The Mercedes-Benz GLB – a new compact SUV – has arrived in South Africa.
“The new GLB is the first Mercedes-Benz in the compact segment that is optionally available as a seven-seater, and is powered by completely updated four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines that offer a combination of fuel economy and performance,” said Mercedes-Benz.
Mercedes-Benz said the GLB will also feature the latest driving assistance systems and the MBUX infotainment system, giving it “all the strengths of the current compact-class generation from Mercedes-Benz”.
In terms of model options, the SUV will be available as a GLB 250 and a GLB 220d 4MATIC at launch.
“The GLB 250 offers a combined fuel consumption 7.4-7.1 l/100km, with combined CO2 emissions of 168g/km. The two-litre diesel engine in the GLB 220d 4MATIC offers a combined fuel consumption of 5.4-5.1 l/100km, and combined CO2 emissions of 144g/km.”
Engine power and torque for these models is as follows:
- GLB 250 – 165kW and 350Nm
- GLB 220d 4MATIC – 140kW and 400Nm
Dimensions and off-roading
As a compact SUV, Mercedes-Benz said the GLB is only 10cm longer than its new B Class vehicle.
- Length: 4,634mm
- Width: 1,834mm
- Height: 1,658mm
The boot then offers a capacity of 570 to 1,805 litres, and the second row of seats can be moved forward and backward as required.
Mercedes-Benz added that the GLB is also a capable off-roader, and the GLB 220d 4M is equipped with a permanent all-wheel drive system with fully-variable torque distribution.
“The Off-Road Engineering Package is standard on the GLB 220d 4M and includes an additional drive mode that adapts the power delivery of the engine for off-road driving in easy terrain. This is not available in the GLB 250,” said the company.
South African pricing
The South African pricing of the new compact SUV is listed below.
- GLB 250 – R831,000
- GLB 220d 4MATIC – R841,000
Mercedes-Benz GLB – Photos