2020 Mercedes GLB Release Date, Price, Engine Specs & More
We had anticipated it in not suspicious times: Mercedes is preparing to add a new SUV in the family, going to fill the gap in the list between GLA and GLC. And these spy shots taken at the Nürburgring, which follow that of the last winter on the Scandinavian snow, seem to warn us that the debut times are getting shorter. The 2020 Mercedes GLB could unveil itself by the end of 2018, and then reach the dealerships in 2019.
2020 Mercedes GLB Platform
There is something else, though. For example, the confirmation that this new sports utility, built on the same floor of the new Mercedes A-Class 2018, the MFA2 platform, will not be a leavened GLA or a small-scale GLC. It will look rather like the new G-Class, whose debut dates back to the last Detroit Motor Show.
A boxy style, therefore, that actually stems from a 2012 concept, the Ener-G-Force presented in Los Angeles. The size, however, will gravitate around 4 and a half meters in length ( 4.60 meters ), a middle ground between the medium SUV and the compact one. Trunk? 500 liters of capacity. Likewise, it is presumed that the GLB will position the price, in the range between € 30,000 and € 50,000 attack on the list, respectively, of GLA and GLC.
It is also rumored of a long wheelbase version and 7 seats, for the new rival of BMW X1 and Audi Q3: the solution with three rows of seats was confirmed, 2020 Mercedes GLB would be the only one of its segment to propose this option, except to exit the premium triad and include in the group also the Tiguan (which has the Allspace version ). The lengthening of the wheelbase would add at least a dozen centimeters, according to rumors.
Under the hood, finally, for certain dates, the arrival of the 2.0-liter turbodiesel new generation opened up new Class E. As for gasoline, unit 4-cylinder 1.4 and 1.8 liters. Expect even the electronically controlled all-wheel drive. And we are waiting to explore it in its final form.