Mercedes-Benz Malaysia rounds up its extensive premium SUV portfolio with its eighth model, the all-new GLB, further underlying its claim as the leading luxury brand in the premium segment. Flaunting passionate, striking design, great practicality and dynamics, the new Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC is indeed an unrivalled addition.
Based on the AMG Line, the new GLB 35 4MATIC is distinguishable by further model-specific design features. The AMG-specific radiator grille is used for the first time in a 35-series model, and emphasises membership of the AMG family. The front splitter, the prominent rear apron with two round, single tailpipe trim elements, and the AMG roof spoiler in the vehicle colour with a black spoiler lip also guarantee a high recognition factor.
The front of the Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC makes an impression on its own right and features the signature AMG radiator grilled into the bargain. With its front apron and the flics serving as air deflectors on the outer air intakes, it makes the look unmistakably an AMG. The 20-inch AMG 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in tantalite grey with high-sheen finish and the AMG high-performance braking system with silver brake callipers and black AMG lettering at the front provide further visual highlights.
Responsive & Emotive
Thanks to a twinscroll turbocharger, the 2.0-litre turbocharged engine rated at 225kW (306hp) impresses with great responsiveness to movements of the accelerator pedal, high torque (max. 400Nm from 3000rpm) and great liveliness.
Fast & Agile
The transmission masters fast gear shifts and a sporty driving style just as well as comfort-oriented gear shifts for relaxed long-distance journeys. During upshifts, partial ignition interruption produces an impressive sound experience, while the double-declutch function during downshifts benefits gear shifting comfort. The function synchronises the engine and transmission speeds, minimises unwanted gas cycle responses and stabilises the vehicle, for example when braking ahead of bends. This also supports a particularly dynamic driving style.
The new Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC delivers its full sprint potential with the Race Start function included as standard. Higher engine rpm when starting off, in combination with optimised shift points, produces the best possible traction and maximum acceleration. Race Start remains active while the accelerator is kept fully depressed.
Driving Fun To The Power Of Five
The five AMG Dynamic Select drive modes – Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Individual – make for a very variable driving experience with a wide range from serene comfort to agile and sporty. The modes modify key parameters, such as the response of the engine, transmission, suspension and steering. The drive modes are linked to the AMG Dynamics agility control, which means that the handling characteristics can be even more closely matched with different requirements and driving conditions.
The performance-oriented all-wheel drive system continuously ensures the best possible ratio of dynamism, traction and efficiency. A multi-disc clutch with AMG-specific electromechanical control allows a variable torque split which can be instantly changed according to the driving situation. This ranges from purely front-wheel drive to a 50:50 percent distribution to the front and rear axle, for example during dynamic driving manoeuvres or on snow or ice. The influencing factors for torque distribution are not only the driving speed, the lateral and longitudinal acceleration and the steering angle, but also the difference in rotational speed between the individual wheels and the gear selected. The all-wheel drive is controlled depending on the selected stage of the 3-stage Electronic Stability Program ESP – from sporty with a focus on safety to highly dynamic.
The innovative MBUX control and display concept creates an even closer bond between the vehicle, driver and passengers. At the same time, the latest version of the infotainment system contributes to the great daily practicality of the new GLB 35 4MATIC. Emotive displays such as the particularly striking Supersport mode with a central, round rev counter and bargraph-style additional information underline the exclusivity.
With the three AMG-specific display styles ‘Classic’, ‘Sporty’ or ‘Supersport’, the vehicle functions are directly visualised on the instrument cluster on the left side and on the touchscreen display on the right. Visually, the two displays under one shared glass cover blend into a Widescreen Cockpit and as a central element consequently emphasise the horizontal orientation of the interior design.
Even More Dynamism
The optionally available AMG Ride Control suspension guarantees superior performance. The adaptive, electronically controlled damping provides a wide range of set-ups from comfortable to very sporty. The damping is adjusted individually for each wheel, and depends on the driving style, the road surface and the selected suspension setting.
The best possible operating point is always selected on the basis of numerous data such as acceleration or vehicle speed. The suspension characteristics are modified by simply selecting one of the drive programs Comfort, Sport or Sport+.
The AMG family is visually underlined in the interior by the sports seats upholstered in black Artico man-made leather/Dinamica microfibre and design red seat belts. Also standard in the GLB 35 4MATIC is the Light and Sights package which provides added interior value appeal and optimum visibility in the vehicle. It comprises functional lighting that enhances comfort and safety as well as ambience that lends the interior even more atmosphere.
The price of the Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC starts from RM363,136.52 (OTR without Insurance).
*Price effective until the end of the tax free incentive period.