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2020 (20) Mercedes-Benz GLB GLB 200d AMG Line Premium 5dr 8G-Tronic

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Mercedes-Benz of Inverness

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

10.25" Digital instrument cluster display screenActive lane keeping assist
Attention assist - Monitors steering behaviour and long journey fatigueBrake pad wear indicator warning light
Cruise control with limiterDYNAMIC SELECT with a choice of driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport and Individual)
Easy-pack tailgateECO start/stop function
Fluid level warning indicator for fuel, oil, coolant and washer fluidHey Mercedes Voice activation
Lamp failure indicatorMBUX augmented reality for navigation
MBUX multimedia system with DAB digital radio and touchpad including satellite navigationMercedes me connect including emergency call system, accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenance
Outside temperature gaugeOwners manual and service booklet in English
Parameter steering systemPre-installation for trailer coupling
Pre-installation for Vehicle MonitoringPre-installation for Vehicle set up
Pre-installation of private car shareRadio aerial integrated into front and rear windshields
Service indicator (ASSYST)Smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android auto
Speed limit assistTrip computer in multifunction display with current consumption indicator
Wireless charging 

Entertainment

10.25" Digital media screen displayDAB digital radio tuner
Hard disk navigationMercedes Benz advanced sound system (225 W) with 10 speakers, 1 central speaker, speakers on doors, a tweeter on door,one sub woofer + boost amplifier
Pre installation for Mercedes Benz LinkUSB (type C) port in front stowage compartment
USB (type C) ports (2) in rear of stowage compartment 

Exterior Features

Adaptive brake lightsAerial for GPS
AMG bodystyling door panels black grained with chrome plated insertsAMG bodystyling front apron with chrome splitter
AMG bodystyling rear apron with diffuser optics and chrome trim elementAMG specific front and rear bumper including underride guard in high gloss chrome
Beltline strips and weather strip in chromeBody coloured door mirror caps
Electric adjustable and heated door mirrors with integrated LED side indicatorsExhaust system with dual flow exhaust pipes (non-functional)
Front and rear electric windowsHeadlamp assist automatic headlamp activation
Heated glass rear windscreen + timer controlHigh level LED third brake light
LED high performance headlamps with integrated LED daytime running lightsLED tail lamp
Polished aluminium roof railsPrivacy glass with dark tinting on rear side windows and rear window
Radiator grille with pins in chrome and single louvre with chrome insertRain sensor windscreen wipers
Rear fog lampTwo visible tailpipe trim elements exhaust

Interior Features

3 spoke multifunction sport steering wheel in nappa leatherAir conditioning - Two zone thermotronic luxury automatic climate control with display
AMG sports pedals with brushed stainless steel surfaces and black rubber studsArtico man-made leather/Microfibre Dinamica upholstery with red contrast stitching
Automatic child seat recognition sensorBlack floor mats with AMG lettering
Black roof liningFreight packaging with tie-down hooks
Front centre armrest with stowageFront door sills with illuminated Mercedes lettering
Front passenger grab handle with brushed side silver chromeGalvanished gear shift paddles on steering wheel
Heated front seatsHeight/reach adjustable steering column
Interior lighting - 64 colour Ambient lightingLuggage net on driver/front passenger seat backrest
Net in front passenger footwellRear armrest with two integral cup holders for drinks
Spectacles compartment for driverSports seats with adjustable head restraints
Stowage compartment in centre consoleStowage compartment with retractable cover
Third row of seats for two people on rear seatThird row of seats with isofix and top tether child seat fixing points
Touchpad on center consoleTwin front cup holders
Two outer rear seat isofix and top tether child seat fixing points 

Packs

Interior lighting with light and sight pack - GLBKeyless Go comfort pack - GLB
Mirror pack - GLBParking pack - GLB
Seat comfort pack - GLB 

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbeltsActive bonnet pedestrain safety measure which detects an impact and raises bonnet by 65mm
Active brake assist includes forward collision warning system with autonomous brakingAdaptive brake assist with hold function and hill start assist
Airbags - kneebag for driverAnti-lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist
Childproof locks manually operated for rear doors and electrically operated for rear power windowsCrash responsive emergency lighting
Driver and front passenger head and sidebagsDriver and front passenger windowbags
Dual stage driver and front passenger airbagsElectronic parking brake
Electronic stability programme with acceleration skid controlESP curve dynamic assist
Front and rear seatbelt reminderFront brake callipers with Mercedes Benz lettering
Front passenger seat occupancy sensorTyre pressure monitoring system
Warning triangle and first aid kit 

Security

Alarm system with immobiliser and interior protection -Thatcham category 1Remote central locking and crash sensor with emergency opening function
Vehicle key with decorative surround in chrome 

Technical

23.8 litre AdBlue fuel tank52 litre fuel tank
Comfort suspensionRear axle multi-link

Trim

Black air vents with chrome surroundCarbon structure trim

Wheels

19" AMG 5 twin spoke light alloy wheels painted in tantalite grey with high sheen finishSummer tyres
Tirefit tyre sealant kit
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO0CO2 (g/km)126
Noise Level dB(A)69NOx0
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb149

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1950Compression Ratio15.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)92.3
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)58.9EC Extra Urban (mpg)67.3
EC Urban (mpg)49.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb5.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High5.9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High4.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low7.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium5.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb49.6WLTP - MPG - Extra High47.9
WLTP - MPG - High57.7WLTP - MPG - Low39.8
WLTP - MPG - Medium49.6 

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC2.0
Badge Power150Coin Descriptiond
Coin SeriesAMG Line PremInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0730E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years30Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %92NCAP Child Occupant Protection %88
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095NCAP Pedestrian Protection %78
NCAP Safety Assist %74Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage15500Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3400Engine Torque - LBS.FT236
Engine Torque - MKG32.6Engine Torque - NM320
Engine Torque - RPM1400Top Speed127

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front235/50 R19
Tyre Size Rear235/50 R19Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleAMG 5 TWIN SPOKEWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1659Length4634
Wheelbase2829Width1834
Width (including mirrors)2020 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)52Gross Vehicle Weight2195
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1680Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)500
Max. Loading Weight515Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1680No. of Seats7
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.7
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Mercedes-Benz GLB

We didn't expect Mercedes to launch an SUV like the GLB, but we're glad it has. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The Mercedes GLB delivers to the market the first properly practical mid-sized SUV from the Three-Pointed Star. There's enough room for seven seats, enough capability for light off road excursions and enough of a premium feel to make other class rivals feel rather low rent. In short, it's a potentially appealing package.

Background

So, yet another Mercedes SUV - this is actually the eighth. But this one has a little more substance than its compact stablemates. The GLA suits only quite small families and the GLC is too expensive for larger ones - and can't be ordered with the third seating row that many of them need. In the same way that at the top of the Stuttgart brand's SUV range, the G-Class offered a practical alternative to a GLE, such is the role of a GLB against a GLA or a GLC. Still with me? If you are, then you'll be interested in the way that Mercedes wants to use this car to address a growing niche on the mid-sized family SUV class, that for seven seats. The VW Group currently does quite well here with ones like the Skoda Kodiaq, the SEAT Tarraco and the VW Tiguan Allspace. The Koreans provide the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Sorento, plus there are 7-seat versions of the Nissan X-Trail and the Honda CR-V. There have to be buyers in that sub-sector who'd like a premium badge. The GLB, mostly offered in 7-seat form, caters directly to them.

Driving Experience

The GLB offers the same engine and powertrain combinations that you'll find in other compact Mercedes models. This means that the starting point to the range is provided by the same Renault-derived 1.3 litre petrol turbo engine you'll find in an A-Class. In the GLB 200, it puts out 163hp and drives the front wheels through a 7-speed dual-clutch auto gearbox. If you want the option of 4MATIC 4WD, you'll need to move to a diesel, the 150hp GLB 200d. In the next model up, the GLB 220d with 190hp, you have to have the 4MATIC system, a variant that can be specified with an optional off-road engineering package. This gives you hill start and descent assistance, LED Multibeam headlights and an extra off-road driving mode which includes a special infotainment display showing gradient, technical settings and your various incline angles. At the top of the range sits the Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 performance model, which gets the 306hp 2.0-litre turbo petrol unit from the A 35 hot hatch. Power comes through an 8-speed dual-clutch auto gearbox with a race start function. Plus there's an AMG Dynamic Select driving modes system that as well as the three modes featured in other GLBs ('Comfort', 'Sport' and 'Individual') also features two further ones ('Slippery' and 'Sport+').

Design and Build

The GLB is actually a little bigger than the GLC model it supposedly sits beneath in the Mercedes SUV line-up, being 21mm longer and 30mm taller than that car. It sits on the Mercedes MFA II platform, which in this form gives the GLB a wheelbase that's 100mm longer than the brand's B-Class MPV so that the third seating row can properly fit in. Visually, the GLB pursues a square, angular style inspired by its larger G-Class showroom stablemate, with short front and new overhangs and distinctive LED headlamps. Inside buyers get much the same 'widescreen cockpit' instrument layout as you'll find on all the company's modern compact models. And as usual, it's controlled by the brand's MBUX voice-activated interface. All this hardware integrates into a rather unusually shaped dashboard, this one with an aluminium-look 'tubular' lower element. In the second row, the boxy shape contributes towards quite a spacious feel. And if you're going for a GLB with 7 seats, you'll get an easy-entry feature to reach them. As for the boot space, well there's 560-litres of it in the 5-seat model, which to give you some perspective is 140-litres more than you'd get in an Audi Q5. And you can expand that by flattening the 40:20:40-split backrest to free up 1,755-litres. In 7-seat GLBs, the third row pews fold flat into the floor when not in use.

Market and Model

Pricing starts at around £34,000 and there are four trim levels - 'Sport', 'AMG Line', 'AMG Line Premium' and 'AMG Line Premium Plus', with prices in the mainstream range rising up to around £46,000. Generally, you have to have seven seats, though Mercedes does offer a single five-seat GLB 220d 4MATIC model with mid-range 'AMG Line Premium' trim and a price tag of around £42,000. Think in terms of over £50,000 for the top high performance Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC variant. All mainstream models are well equipped. Even entry-level 'Sport' variants come as standard with 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels, the 'Dynamic Select' driving mode system and LED headlights and tail lights. Plus across the range you get a 180-degree reversing camera, aluminium roof rails, two-zone Thermotronic climate control, heated front seats and Artico man-made leather upholstery. Infotainment includes a DAB tuner, a six-speaker/100 watt sound system, a seven-inch digital cockpit display and seven-inch touchscreen media display, the MBUX multimedia system and 'Hey Mercedes' voice activation. Plus you get Mercedes me connect (which includes emergency call system (eCall), accident recovery, breakdown management and maintenance management). Standard safety and assistance equipment includes Active Brake Assist, Active bonnet, Active Lane Keeping Assist, Attention Assist, Speed Limit Assist, and Keyless-Go locking and unlocking.

Cost of Ownership

The engines used here deliver decent returns in other Mercedes compact models, so we'd expected the same from the GLB - which is broadly how it turns out. The base petrol GLB 200 manages a 47.1mpg WLTP-rated combined cycle reading, plus a 138g/km NEDC-rated CO2 emissions reading. For the GLB 200d diesel, the figures are up to 56.5mpg and 133g/km in 2WD form, or up to 51.4mpg and 145g/km as a 4MATIC. The GLB 220d 4MATIC diesel manages 51.4mpg and 146g/km of CO2. As you'd expect, the Mercedes after-care package is comprehensive, with a three-year unlimited mileage warranty that's matches BMW. This is built upon by Mercedes' Mobilo scheme which delivers breakdown cover for up to thirty years, as long as you continue to have your car serviced at a Mercedes main dealer. Ah yes, maintenance. As usual with one of the Stuttgart brand's models, there's an ASSYST PLUS dashboard service indicator that monitors engine use and tells you exactly when a garage visit is due. Fixed price servicing is available across the range and most buyers opt for the Mercedes ServiceCare plan that could cost you as little as about £28 a month based either on a two-service/two year deal, three years with three services or four years with four services.

Summary

At first glance, you might think the GLB an unnecessary further addition to the Mercedes SUV line-up. After looking closely at what it has to offer, we've ended up concluding that going forward, it's likely to be a vital part of it. The brand has never before offered a car in this class that's really practical for a growing family, yet remains reasonably affordable. This is it. Are there issues? Well probably, you could pay slightly less and get a slightly bigger seven-seat SUV in this class from a volume brand but after trying a GLB, we think you may not want to. It has a premium, desirable feel that cars like SEAT's Tarraco, Skoda's Kodiaq, Hyundai's Santa Fe and even Volkswagen's Tiguan Allspace struggle to match. And the interior technology of those cars seems rather yesteryear compared to the cabin media tech on offer here. You probably won't have started off wanting a GLB in this class. But take a look at one and, if you're prepared to pay a slight premium, you could find it a difficult package to overlook.

Performance
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Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
50%
Equipment
70%
Economy
70%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
60%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards. Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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