Vehicle News from Sri Lanka: Finally, Mercedes pulled off the all-new GLB crossover with G-Class inspired styling and seating for seven. In the United States, the baby G Wagon will originally go on sale with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine providing 221 horsepower and 258 lb-ft torque in the “250” taste. The GLB will also spawn hot versions of AMG including an AMG 35 and range-topping AMG 45 for those who want more energy.
First comes the AMG 35, which our spies attacking the Nurburgring captured. While the prototype is covered in camouflage, imagining what the upgraded GLB of AMG will look like is not hard.
The Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 has some aggressive air intakes on the front, along with a sporty front bumper, a special AMG grill and wider side sills. Also the dual exhaust pipes verify that this is not a conventional crossover of Mercedes GLB. Other sporty upgrades include more rigid suspension and beefier brakes to complement the additional muscle under the hood of the SUV.
Based on the same platform as the new A-Class, we can expect the GLB 35 to pack the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that debuted in the A35 hatchback, which transmits 301 horsepower and 295 lb-ft torque to all four wheels through a7-speed dual-clutch transmission.
It is most probable that 0-62 mph will take about five seconds with a top velocity of 155 mph. In the flagship GLB 45 S model, Mercedes-AMG also cooks an even hotter GLB 45 which will boost the production to 416 hp and 369 lb-ft.
Besides adding an AMG-branded steering wheel, the interior design should also take over. Since the conventional Mercedes-Benz GLB has eventually breached the cover, we expect to launch by the end of the year with the hotter AMG 35 variant.