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GLB ESTATE - GLB 200 Sport 5dr 7G-Tronic



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


Make
Derivative
Fuel
Total Price
GLB ESTATE
GLB 200 Sport 5dr 7G-Tronic
PETROL
£33,195.00
GLB ESTATE
GLB 200 AMG Line 5dr 7G-Tronic
PETROL
£34,695.00
GLB DIESEL ESTATE
GLB 200d AMG Line 5dr 8G-Tronic
DIESEL
£35,795.00
GLB ESTATE
GLB 200 AMG Line Premium 5dr 7G-Tronic
PETROL
£37,695.00
GLB DIESEL ESTATE
GLB 200d AMG Line Premium 5dr 8G-Tronic
DIESEL
£38,795.00
GLB DIESEL ESTATE
GLB 200d 4Matic AMG Line Premium 5dr 8G-Tronic
DIESEL
£40,395.00
GLB ESTATE
GLB 200 AMG Line Premium Plus 5dr 7G-Tronic
PETROL
£40,695.00
GLB DIESEL ESTATE
GLB 220d 4Matic AMG Line Prem 5dr 8G-Tron [5 seat]
DIESEL
£41,195.00
GLB DIESEL ESTATE
GLB 220d 4Matic AMG Line Premium 5dr 8G-Tronic
DIESEL
£41,945.00
GLB DIESEL ESTATE
GLB 200d 4Matic AMG Line Prem Plus 5dr 8G-Tronic
DIESEL
£43,395.00
GLB DIESEL ESTATE
GLB 220d 4Matic AMG Line Prem Plus 5dr 8G-Tronic
DIESEL
£44,945.00

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.

ABOUT THE CAR

Take a look at the standard options on this car and the technical specifications
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)
138
CO2 (g/km)
134
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
164
Noise Level dB(A)
69
Engine and Drive Train
Cylinders - Bore (mm)
72.2
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
81.4
Cylinders
4
Cylinder Layout
IN-LINE
Number of Valves
16
Camshaft
DOHC
Fuel Delivery
TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Catalytic Convertor
True
Compression Ratio
10.6:1
Transmission
SEMI-AUTO
Gears
7 SPEED
CC
1332
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
True
EC Urban (mpg)
38.2
EC Urban (mpg)
38.7
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
54.3
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
56.5
EC Combined (mpg)
47.1
EC Combined (mpg)
47.9
WLTP - MPG - Low
29.7
WLTP - MPG - Medium
39.8
WLTP - MPG - High
45.6
WLTP - MPG - Extra High
38.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb
39.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
9.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
7.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
7.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
7.2
General
Safety Concerns?
False
Special Edition
False
Special Order
False
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
27E
Service Interval Mileage
15500
Service Interval Frequency - Months
12
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
92
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
88
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
78
NCAP Safety Assist %
74
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
5
Badge Power
163
Badge Engine CC
1.3
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
Coin Series
Sport
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
999999
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
3
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
30
Performance
Engine Power - KW
120
Engine Power - RPM
5500
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
184
Engine Torque - NM
250
Engine Torque - RPM
1620
0 to 62 mph (secs)
9.1
Top Speed
129
Engine Power - BHP
163
Engine Power - PS
True
0 to 60 mph (secs)
False
Engine Torque - MKG
25.5
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle
NEDC Correlated
RDE Certification Level
RDE 2
Tyres
Tyre Size Front
225/45 R18
Wheel Style
5 SPOKE
Tyre Size Rear
225/45 R18
Tyre Size Spare
TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Type
18" ALLOY
Alloys?
True
Space Saver?
True
Vehicle Dimensions
Width (including mirrors)
2020
Height (including roof rails)
1662
Length
4634
Width
1834
Wheelbase
2829
Weight and Capacities
Minimum Kerbweight
1555
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
52
Gross Vehicle Weight
2085
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
455
No. of Seats
7
Max. Towing Weight - Braked
1800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked
750
Max. Loading Weight
530
Max. Roof Load
75
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
1540
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
11.7
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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 look of the GLB draws inspiration from Mercedes' grand 'G-Class' 'Gelandewagen' - which you need to know because otherwise, you might wonder why it's quite so squarical and van-like. Even Designer Robert Lesnik describes it as 'a box with rounded edges'. The dimensions are a little confusing too, this car actually being almost the same size as the GLC model it supposedly sits beneath in the Mercedes SUV line-up; this GLB's 4.63m length sees it measuring in only 21mm shorter than a GLC - and it's actually 18mm taller than that car. 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.
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