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The Mercedes-Benz GLB is 4,634mm long and 2,020mm wide, including the door mirrors. Thanks to its larger bumpers, the GLB 35 4Matic is actually 16mm longer than the standard GLB.
There’s little difference between the size of the GLB and the supposedly larger GLC. In fact, the GLC is 4,663mm long and 2,096mm wide.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
Behind the GLB’s big, grille-mounted three-pointed star is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 221 horsepower. The engine is paired with an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and either front- or all-wheel drive. At our test track, an all-wheel drive example managed a fairly brisk 6.0-second zero-to-60-mph time. We didn’t find the GLB250 to be particularly sporty, but for an SUV its ride and handling is agreeable and competent.
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Luggage capacity in the five-seat GLB is 570 litres, which is actually 20 litres more than you get in the larger Mercedes-Benz GLC. Opt for the seven-seat option and the figure drops to a still-generous 500 litres when the rear two seats are folded away.
An electric tailgate is fitted as standard, which lifts to reveal a wide and square opening that makes it easy to load heavy items. Not that you’ll get much in the back with all seven seats in use – there’s enough room for a couple of rucksacks or a few bags of shopping.
Things are much better in five-seat mode, with the third row folding away to create a flat floor with a flush loading lip. The middle seat in the second row also folds down, which is handy for carrying longer loads or a pair of skis.
Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class Dimensions
The dimensions of the Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class SUV vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.
|Year||Body Type||Height x Width x Length||Ground Clearance|
|2022||SUV||1659x1834x4638 mm||213 mm|
|2021||SUV||1659x1834x4638 mm||213 mm|
|2020||SUV||1659x1834x4638 mm||213 mm|
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
The GLB-class has a very spacious interior, with 20 cubic feet of cargo space behind the second-row seats and 62 cubic feet with those seats folded down, which is almost equal to that of the next-size up BMW X3. The entry-level GLB-class isn’t very well appointed, but it does come standard with power front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel. Heated seats will cost you extra, as will ventilated ones, and a third row of seats is also optional. We expect most buyers will spend money outfitting their GLB250 with popular luxury features such as leather upholstery and interior ambient lighting.
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Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class Speed
The Mercedes-AMG GLB35 can sprint from 0-100km/h in just 5.2 seconds with launch control enabled, while its electronically limited top speed is 250km/h.