Spacious compact SUV with attractive equipment: the new Mercedes-Benz GLB

  • Updated front and rear design
  • Improved standard equipment with LED High Performance headlights, comfort seats in full ARTICO, leather steering wheel, 10.25-inch instrument cluster and media display as standard
  • Upgraded Driver’s Assistance Package and new MBUX generation
  • Canadian market launch for 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLB: early Q1 20241

Numerous innovations and more extensive standard equipment – Mercedes-Benz is making the spacious GLB compact SUV even more attractive for customers. The redesigned front bumper with visual underbody protection points to its off-road genes. The SUV radiator grille with four horizontal louvres and central star underlines this impression. The athletic shoulder shape, with coherently modelled side graphics, creates an interesting interplay of light and shadow and a visually width-accentuated rear end.

New striking full-LED headlights and rear lights enhance the appearance, with the range of options now expanded with several additional wheel designs and a new Spectral Blue Metallic paint colour. In basic trim, the new GLB is fitted with 18-inch five-twin-spoke alloy wheels in high-gloss black with high-gloss turned surfaces. However, the GLB can also be configured with optional 18, 19, and 20-inch wheels.

One of the highlights of the significantly upgraded interior are the 10.25-inch instrument cluster and media display as standard. The round air vents in turbine look convey sporty elegance and contrast with the straight- lined, off-road-typical interior elements in aluminium. For the first time, a heated steering wheel rim is also available for the AMG Line.

Simplified offer logic with extensive standard equipment

Comfort seats come as standard in the new GLB, which are upholstered in black, full ARTICO man-made leather. They are optionally available in the classy macchiato beige colour. The standard AMG Line seat cover in ARTICO man-made leather/microfibre MICROCUT is now also available in bahia brown, as are a total of four upholstery colours: black, bahia brown, sagegrey and the new shade red pepper combined with black. In the case of the ARTICO/MICROCUT seat cover, 65% in the seat upper part and 85% in the bottom is made of recycled materials.

The standard equipment of the GLB has been significantly upgraded. The offer logic has been adapted even more precisely to specific customer wishes. The basic equipment already includes Highbeam Assist, a reversing camera and the USB package in addition to the leather steering wheel and the LED front headlights, for example. Customers also receive the Parking Package and the Mirror Package as standard. Further functional equipment is bundled into packages based on real customer behaviour, with customers being able to configure vehicles individually in terms of design features such as colours, upholstery, trim and wheels.

Intuitive operation and adaptive software in the latest MBUX generation

The GLB now features the latest generation of MBUX with newly designed display styles. "Classic" provides all relevant driver information while "Sporty" impresses with the dynamic rev counter. Those who want to limit themselves to essential content can select "Discreet". In combination with the three Navigation, Assistance, and Services modes and the 64 Ambient Light colour worlds, customers are treated to numerous individualisation options. All previous functions such as Media, Phone or Vehicle are still available, and they can be conveniently operated via touchscreen or steering-wheel-mounted finger pads. However, the touch control unit in the centre console is omitted.

New design and improved performance were the main focuses of the revision of the telematics system. For further connectivity, the GLB now has an additional USB-C port and increased USB charging power while all USB ports are illuminated. In the future, wireless networking with smartphones will be possible via Android Auto Wireless or Apple CarPlay.

Intelligent voice assistant learns with you

The Mercedes-Benz intelligent voice assistant is becoming even more capable of dialogue and learning thanks to online services in the Mercedes me app2 that can be activated. The system gets to know the driver and remembers their typical settings or routes. At the appropriate moment, it suggests personalised infotainment, comfort and vehicle functions – precisely tailored to the respective driving situation. The driver can, of course, reject this suggestion with the “Do not suggest now” function, or permanently delete it with “Do not suggest again”. The vehicle will remember these wishes. Certain actions can thus be triggered without having to say "Hey Mercedes," and the voice assistant can now also explain vehicle functions.

The optional Burmester® surround sound system now features the immersive Dolby Atmos audio experience in conjunction with the latest MBUX generation, giving music more space, clarity and depth. The system also adapts to any playback environment, meaning fans can listen to music with unparalleled clarity that matches the artist’s original vision from the studio.

Mini-games as digital extras

A new digital extra has made its way into the GLB, optionally available as part of Mercedes me Connect+ services. A selection of mini-games designed especially for the touchscreens and the touch-control buttons on the steering wheel turn the compact SUV into a mobile game console. Games can be played alone or with fellow passengers. Currently, classic games such as Sudoku, Shuffle Puck, Pairs and Match 3 as well as a quiz are available.

Safety assistance is another area in which the new GLB shines. Through Active Steering Control, an upgrade of the Driving Assistance Package enables more comfortable control of Lane Keeping Assist. The next generation of the Parking Package also supports longitudinal parking, with the option of 360-degree visualisation for camera-assisted parking.

Mild hybrid electrification

The new GLB will be offered in Canada as the GLB 250 4MATIC SUV. This model features four-cylinder units with eight-speed DCT dual-clutch transmission as standard.

To reduce consumption and emissions, the GLB 250 4MATIC SUV is now electrified. This features a mild hybrid powertrain, which is equipped with an additional 48-volt electrical system for the belt-driven starter generator. Its briefly available additional power of 10 kW/13 hp supports agile starting and is used for faster acceleration via boost. The starter-generator also increases comfort: in addition to low-vibration and low- noise engine starting, it enables coasting with the combustion engine switched off. In addition, it recuperates during braking and acceleration – and in this way supplies the 12-volt on-board network and the 48-volt battery with electrical energy.

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Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Mercedes-Benz Canada employs approximately 250 people across Canada. Through a nationwide network of 59 authorized dealerships, Mercedes-Benz Canada sold 34,316 vehicles in 2022.

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  1. Launch timing subject to change
  2. In order to use the Mercedes me connect services, it is necessary to create a Mercedes me ID and agree to the Terms of Use for the Mercedes me connect services. The services shown and their availability and functionalities depend in particular on the vehicle model, year of manufacture, optional equipment selected and country.
  3. Vehicle specifications and features that may be offered in the Canadian market are subject to approval and may change.