The updated Mercedes-Benz GLB seven-seat SUV range is set to go on sale in Australia this week.

    The starting price for the GLB range has risen by $5900. It now starts at $72,900 before on-roads for the front-wheel drive GLB 200, and extends to $102,900 before on-roads for the AMG GLB 35 4Matic.

    As part of the update the entire Mercedes-Benz GLB range now comes with a 48V mild-hybrid system that includes a belt-driven starter generator, which is capable of providing an additional 10kW for shorter period of time. It’s also claimed to enable smoother engine stop-start and coasting with the engine switched off.

    The facelift has also brought a redesigned front bumper, as well new full-LED headlights and tail lights.

    Inside there’s the latest generation of the MBUX infotainment system which offers wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as a more sophisticated voice assistant.

    The core GLB models now receive an AMG Line exterior as standard, as well as a panoramic glass sunroof, 19-inch AMG five-spoke alloy wheels, heated front seats, electric front seats with memory, as well as metallic paint.

    The flagship AMG GLB 35 4Matic also now receives the Night Package as standard, as well as the Driving Assistance Package, and a Burmester surround-sound system.

    Until the end of November Mercedes-Benz has sold a total of 719 GLBs. It’s unique in its segment being the only seven-seater.

    Pricing

    • 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLB 200: $72,900 (+$5900)
    • 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4Matic: $84,100 (+$3531)
    • 2024 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4Matic: $102,900 (+$431)

    All prices are before on-road costs

    Drivetrains

    The Mercedes-Benz GLB 200 is powered by a 1.3-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 120kW of power and 270Nm of torque. This is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with drive sent to the front wheels only.

    The GLB 250 4Matic is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 165kW and 350Nm. This is mated to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with drive sent through an all-wheel drive system.

    The flagship AMG GLB 35 4Matic is also powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine but it produces a zestier 225kW and 400Nm. This is mated to a eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with drive sent through an all-wheel drive system.

    All Mercedes-Benz GLB variants now have a 48V mild-hybrid system that powers a belt-driven starter generator which can provide an additional 10kW for short periods of time. It also enables smoother engine stop-start and coasting with the engine switched off.

    Efficiency

    The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLB range has the following claimed combined fuel economy figures:

    • GLB 200: 6.6 litres per 100km
    • GLB 250 4Matic: 7.9 litres per 100km
    • AMG GLB 35 4Matic: 9.1 litres per 100km

    Dimensions

    The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLB measures in at 4638mm long, 1834mm wide, and 1659mm tall with a 2829mm wheelbase.

    Mercedes-Benz doesn’t quote a boot capacity figure with all three rows of seating upright, though with the third row stowed there’s 560 litres of boot space. This increases to 1755 litres with the third and second rows stowed.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The Mercedes-Benz GLB is covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

    Logbook servicing is required every 12 months or 25,000km, whichever comes first. Mercedes-Benz offers three-, four- and five-year service packages on the GLB range.

    For the core GLB range they’re priced at $3170, $4150 and $5200, respectively, and for the AMG GLB 35 they’re priced at $3500, $4400, and $5885, respectively.

    Safety

    The Mercedes-Benz GLB received a five-star ANCAP safety rating in 2020 based on testing conducted by Euro NCAP in 2019. This rating only applies to the GLB 200 and GLB 250 4Matic.

    It received scores of 92 per cent for adult occupant protection, 88 per cent for child occupant protection, 78 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 76 per cent for safety assist.

    The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLB comes with the following safety equipment:

    • Nine airbags
    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Blind-spot assist
    • Exit warning
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Traffic sign recognition
    • Driver attention monitoring
    • Emergency SOS calling system
    • Semi-autonomous parking assist
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Surround-view camera

    The AMG GLB 35 4Matic adds:

    • Driving Assistance Package
      • Active Steering Assist
      • Active Speed Limit Assist
      • Route-based speed adjustment
      • Turning manoeuvre and cross-traffic function
      • Evasive Steering Assist
      • Pre-Safe Plus
    • Guard 360 vehicle protection plus

    Standard Equipment

    The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLB 200 and GLB 250 4Matic comes with the following as standard:

    • 19-inch AMG five-spoke alloy wheels (NEW)
    • Run-flat tyres
    • Panoramic sunroof (NEW)
    • AMG Line exterior (NEW)
    • Privacy glass
    • Hands-free power tailgate
    • LED headlights
    • Adaptive high-beam
    • Electric folding side mirrors
    • Adjustable damping
    • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
    • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (NEW)
    • Wireless phone charger
    • DAB radio
    • USB-C port (NEW)
    • Three-zone climate control
    • Ambient interior lighting
    • Nappa leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Artico/Microcut upholstery
    • Proximity entry and push-button start
    • Heated front seats (NEW)
    • Electric front seats with memory (NEW)
    • Off-road Engineering Package (GLB 250 4Matic only)

    The AMG GLB 35 4Matic adds:

    • 20-inch alloy wheels
    • AMG Night Package (NEW)
    • Driving Assistance Package (NEW)
    • AMG Ride Control suspension
    • Multibeam LED headlights
    • Surround lighting with logo projection
    • Head-up display
    • Burmester surround-sound system (NEW)
    • MBUX Interior Assistant
    • Augmented video for navigation
    • Nappa leather-wrapped AMG Performance steering wheel
    • AMG steering wheel buttons
    • AMG illuminated door sills
    • AMG Leather Package
    • Black leather upholstery
    • Guard 360 vehicle protection plus

    Optional Equipment

    The $3770 Plus Package available on the GLB 200 and GLB 250 4Matic adds:

    • Driving Assistance Package
    • Augmented Video for Navigation
    • Burmester surround-sound system
    • Illuminated door sills
    • Head-up display
    • Multibeam LED headlights
    • Adaptive high-beam
    • MBUX Interior Assist
    • Puddle lamps

    Colours

    The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLB range is available in the following exterior paint colours:

    • Digital White metallic
    • Iridium Silver metallic
    • Mountain Grey metallic
    • Cosmos Black metallic
    • Spectral Blue metallic
    • Manufaktur Patagonia Red metallic (+$692)

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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