The Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4Matic is yet another crossover with the three-pointed star

August 29, 2019

With offerings such as the GLA, GLC, GLE, and GLS in its lineup, you’d think that Mercedes-Benz’s SUV stable was already filled to the brim.

Apparently, the German luxury automaker doesn’t think so.

Hence, the entry of the new Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4Matic.

It may sound like a mouthful yet it likewise packs a lot in terms of features and tech.

The exterior, for instance, boasts of a few AMG trim  pieces, as well as the Panamericanna grille up front. This is the first time a 35 models wears this signature styling cue.

There are also 19-inch alloys that can be upgraded to 20s should the buyer wish to do so.

And of course, the cladding that makes it off-road ready.

Yes, this rig is capable, says Mercedes-AMG.

They’ve even added a new Slippery Mode to the Drive Mode Selector, giving it grip in low-traction surfaces.

This is in addition to the other modes that include Comfort, Sport, Sport+, and Individual.

Powering the new GLB 35 4Matic is a 2.0-liter inline-4 with twin-scroll turbocharging that puts out 306hp and 400Nm of torque. This is good for a 5.2-second 0-100kph run with a 250kph governed top spped.

Transferring all that power to all four wheels is an 8-speed dual clutch gearbox with the aforementioned 4Matic all-wheel drive system.

Being a Merc, the cabin is typical luxurious with seating for seven.

There’s really nothing to write home about, and that’s a good thing. The MBUX infotainment system finds its way here, allowing users to control various vehicle, entertainment, and connectivity functions.

And yes, a whole suite of safety tech comes standard or as extra cost options.

Expect to see the new Mercedes-BenzGLB 35 4Matic hit the road within the year.

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Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As Associate Editor, he will ensure that you get your fill of the latest cars in the market, as well as a load of automotive features.