The approaching 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLB model is a new high-performance SUV that will be fancier than the regular GLB version. This model will be tweaked outside and inside with many premium materials. Its design is sporty and aggressive. Moreover, the cabin is filled with lots of techs and it offers the latest MBUX infotainment system, two large digital displays, and plenty of comforts for all occupants.
Like all high-performance models nowadays, the new AMG GLB will be available with potent engines. There will be precisely two turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder with high outputs over 300+ hp.
2021 Mercedes-AMG GLB Design
Design-wise, the newest 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLB is on the top of the line of luxury SUVs in the mid-size category. As you may already know, this model is designed as a military SUV originally called G-Class. Over the years, it has earned a legion of followers despite its devotion to off-road rather than an outright luxury. However, the new GLB-Class has been tweaked and it features boxy and semi-rugged look.
The GLB 35 is the base model that will come with unique AMG-specific grille, a front splitter, and even a rear spoiler is available. However, as a part of standard equipment, this SUV comes with stylish 19-inch five-spoke wheels (21-inches are optional). Night Package on the AMG versions is available as well and it will bring more high-gloss black elements along with a black chrome-plated exhaust pipe.
2021 Mercedes-AMG GLB Provides Premium Look Inside
The cabin of the new 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLB looks premium. This model comes with squeezed three rows of seats and only passengers on the front and second-row will get the most comfort. However, the third row is ideal for small occupants.
The dash is clean and cabin highlight is the new MBUX infotainment software that allows for voice recognition and gesture-controlled interactions. Also, we like the new reconfigurable digital gauge display that blends seamlessly into a sizeable wide-screen infotainment system that is behind a single glass panel. Standard equipment is rich and includes Navigation, onboard Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto.
The newest 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLB will be available with two engine options. Under the hood of the first one that wears nameplate GLB35 is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 302 horsepower. This powertrain comes with an eight-speed automatic and all-wheel drive as standard. From the latest tests, this model will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60-mph in just 5.1 sec and can top 155 mph.
Furthermore, the next engine powers a mighty GLB45 model. This version will use a turbocharged 2.0-liter that provides higher output. According to Mercedes, this powertrain makes 382 horsepower. We must add that this engine is not foreign because it also powers the CLA45 sedan.
2021 Mercedes-AMG GLB Availablity and Cost
Expect the new 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLB to be available for purchase sometime this year. From some gossip, it will arrive in the last quarter of 2020. However, the exact price is not yet available, because it is too early to predict what option packages might be offered.
However, according to the caranddriver.com website, the GLB35 version will start at $45,000. Moreover, the GLA45 will be much more expensive for sure. This powerful AMG SUV will try to compete in the same segment with the models Audi SQ5 and BMW X3 M40i.