The newest member of driving performance is here: the new GLB 35 4MATIC combines the sportiness and feel typical of Mercedes-AMG, with the practicality and comfort of an SUV. Exceptional driving dynamics are ensured by the 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which produces 302 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Further enhanced by an optimally tuned AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8G transmission and variable AMG Performance 4MATIC all-wheel drive, the GLB 35 4MATIC accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 5.2 seconds. As the first Mercedes-AMG in the compact segment available as a seven-seater, the Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC is truly unrivalled in its class.
"With the New GLB 35 4MATIC, we are extending our product portfolio and adding to it a highly attractive model for an active target demographic that places a premium on versatility. Optionally available as a seven-seater, we are offering our customers in the compact segment the benefits and space of an SUV, without sacrificing on our brand promise of Driving Performance," says Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.
Responsive and emotive: the AMG 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine
Paired with a twin scroll turbocharger, the 2.0 litre four-cylinder engine boasts a rapid throttle response, high power (295 lb-ft max. torque from 3000 rpm), and a supremely lively engine sound typical of AMG. For heightened driving dynamics, a crankcase made of high-strength and lightweight die-cast aluminum reduces the vehicle weight where it matters most.
The twin-scroll turbocharger combines optimum responsiveness at low engine speeds with a significant power increase at higher speeds. CAMTRONIC variable valve control contributes to lower fuel consumption. In addition, intelligent thermal management ensures a faster and more efficient warm-up of the engine and oil, and compact piezo injectors precisely deliver fuel for increased efficiency.
Fast and agile: AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8G dual clutch transmission
The AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8G dual clutch transmission contributes to the agile and dynamic character of the new GLB 35 4MATIC. The transmission has been developed to produce fast gearshifts during sporty driving, and comfort-oriented gearshifts for relaxed, long-distance journeys. During upshifts, partial ignition interruption produces an impressive sound experience, while the double-declutch function of a downshift benefits gear shifting comfort. The function synchronizes the speeds of the engine and transmission, minimizes unwanted gas cycle responses, and stabilizes the vehicle when braking ahead of bends.
The new Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC displays its full sprint potential with the RACE START function, which is included as standard. Higher engine rpm, in combination with optimized shift points, produces the best possible traction and maximum acceleration. RACE START remains active while the accelerator is kept fully depressed.
Sheer driving pleasure: AMG DYNAMIC SELECT and AMG DYNAMICS
Drivers can choose between five AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving programs that enable a wide range of vehicle characteristics. Toggling between "Slippery", "Comfort", "Sport", "Sport+" and "Individual" will change the response of the engine and the timing of the transmission.
- The new "Slippery" drive program optimizes the GLB 35 for slippery road conditions, with reduced power and a flat torque curve. In this mode, smooth gear changes, earlier up shifts, and the ECO start/stop function support stability focused driving.
- In "Comfort" mode, drivers can enjoy comfortable, fuel-efficient driving as a result of very early upshifts. In this mode, suspension and steering are set up with an emphasis on comfort, and the ECO start/stop function is active.
- "Sport" and "Sport+" place the focus on agility and driving pleasure with a more open engine and precisely tuned transmission. In these modes, the sound of the turbocharged engine becomes much more distinctive and the ECO start/stop function becomes inactive. "Sport+" is particularly exhilarating with double-declutching during downshifts and partial cylinder cut-off via a brief delay of the ignition and injection at full load.
- The "Individual" driving program enables individual parameters to be selected and saved according to personal preferences. In addition, a gliding function is available in the "Reduced" and "Moderate" drive settings.
These drive modes are linked to the AMG DYNAMICS agility control, which matches handling characteristics more closely with the different driving requirements and road conditions.
In the GLB 35 4MATIC, AMG DYNAMICS presents the agility functions of "Basic" and "Advanced", the functionalities of which are automatically activated by the relevant drive program. Parameters such as torque distribution of the all-wheel drive system, steering characteristics, and even the intervention thresholds of the newly developed ESP® (Electronic Stability Program) are intelligently adapted according to the drive program.
- "Basic" is assigned to the "Slippery" and "Comfort" drive programs. In this case, the GLB 35 4MATIC has extremely stable handling with a high level of yaw damping.
- "Advanced" is activated in the "Sport" program. In this case, the GLB 35 4MATIC is then neutral and well balanced. The lower level of yaw damping, reduced steering angles and increased agility support a dynamic driving style – for example on winding country roads.
AMG Performance 4MATIC variable all-wheel drive
The performance-oriented variable all-wheel drive system from AMG continuously strikes the best balance of dynamism, traction, and efficiency. An infinitely variable Torque distribution suits the dynamic handling requirements of different driving conditions. The spectrum ranges from front-wheel drive only, to a 50:50 distribution to the front and rear axles.
A multi-disc clutch that is integrated in the rear axle transmission is responsible for the variable torque distribution between the front and rear axles. Torque distribution is not only influenced by the driving speed; lateral and longitudinal acceleration, the steering angle, the difference in rotational speed between individual wheels, the gear selected and accelerator position, are all taken into consideration.
The all-wheel drive is regulated by the selected stage of the 3-stage Electronic Stability Program ESP®, which ranges from safety-orient and sporty, to highly dynamic. The 4ETS dynamic handling control system further enhances safety and agility, especially on slippery surfaces or on surfaces with a range of friction coefficients. It uses brake interventions to keep individual driven wheels from spinning when accelerating. At the same time, differential locking enables the drive torque to be shifted to the wheels that are not spinning.
High lateral dynamics and long distance comfort: the suspension
The suspension of the GLB 35 4MATIC is tuned for high cornering speeds, and produces a low tendency to roll. This allows the dynamic potential of the GLB 35 4MATIC to be fully realized. The high reserves at the critical limits guarantee sheer driving pleasure – while the vehicle remains safe and predictable at all times. The complete redesign of all wheel-guiding components such as the steering knuckles and transverse control arms at the front axle, as well as the model-specific sub frame and the wheel carriers at the rear axle, assist even more direct steering and increase the lateral dynamics. At the same time, the suspension developers at Mercedes-AMG took care to maintain a balanced level of long-distance comfort.
Full control: speed-sensitive power steering and a high-performance brake system
The electro-mechanical, speed-sensitive power steering of the GLB 35 4MATIC has a variable ratio and impresses with its precise and authentic feedback. The steering servo assistance is reduced at high speeds, and continuously increases at lower speeds. This means that comparatively little steering force is required at low speeds, while the best possible control over the vehicle is maintained at high speeds. Depending on which drive program the driver has selected, it provides taut and sporty or more comfortable steering feedback.
The AMG high-performance brake system with silver brake callipers and black AMG lettering at the front is a worthy counterpart to the powerful drive system. Deceleration is finely controllable, with high fade-resistance even under heavy stress. This is ensured by the large brake discs, which are internally ventilated and perforated all-round. The front axle is fitted with 4-piston fixed callipers and cast iron brake discs in size 350 x 34 mm, while the rear axle has 1-piston floating callipers and cast iron brake discs in size 330 x 22 mm.
The exterior: hallmark AMG with the potential to personalize
The design of the GLB 35 4MATIC is unique as it is rife with model-specific design features. The AMG-specific radiator grille is used for the first time in a 35-series model, and signifies membership of the AMG family. The front splitter, prominent rear apron with two round, single tailpipe trim elements, and the AMG roof spoiler in the vehicle colour, guarantee a high recognition factor.
19-inch AMG 5-twin-spoke light-alloy wheels painted in tantalum grey with a high-sheen finish and the AMG high-performance brake system with silver brake callipers and black AMG lettering at the front provide further visual highlights. Wheel variants ranging from 19 to 21 inches are available on request, each in two colours.
The optional AMG Night package with design features such as the front splitter and rear apron trim in high-gloss black, plus black chrome-plated exhaust tailpipe trim elements, provides eye-catching highlights. Because depending on the chosen paint finish, the result is strong contrasts or flowing transitions
AMG-specific displays: the MBUX infotainment system
The innovative control and display concept MBUX 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 day-to-day suitability of the new GLB 35 4MATIC. Emotive displays such as the particularly striking Supersport mode with a central, round rev counter and bargraph-style driver information underline the exclusivity.
Whether it's operated with the touchpad, Touch Control buttons on the steering wheel, by voice control or gesture control: the control concept is both versatile and flexible. As a result of the innovative voice control – activated with the keyword "Hey Mercedes" – the AI software recognises and understands practically all commands common in infotainment and vehicle control – even when spoken indirectly.
With the three AMG-specific display styles "Classic", "Sporty" or "Supersport", the vehicle functions are directly visualized on the left side of the instrument cluster and in 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 emphasize the horizontal orientation of the interior design.
Ultimate control: the multifunction sports steering wheel
The AMG multifunction performance steering wheel in nappa leather ensures first-class ergonomics and intuitive operation. The steering wheel rim has a flattened bottom section, perforated leather in the grip area, and red contrast topstitching that is both attractive and pleasant to the touch. Galvanized steering wheel shift paddles allow for an even sportier driving style akin to manual gear shifting.
The optional AMG steering wheel buttons are visibly and tangibly configured for performance. This allows for fast and confident operation of specific dynamic functions – for a focused and performance oriented driving style.
Optional third row seating
The new GLB 35 4MATIC is the first compact car by Mercedes-AMG to have an optionally available third row of seats that consist of two additional individual seats, plus fore-and-aft adjustment of the second seat row and the EASY-ENTRY feature. The second seat row has a 40:60 split. The seats in the third row accommodate passengers up to a height of 1.68 metres in comfort. The seats can be lowered so that they are flush with the load compartment floor in order to extend the load compartment.
Convenience features in the third row include two drink holders between the seats and two stowage compartments with rubber-lined inserts on the left and right in the load compartment panelling. Each of these is fitted with a USB charging socket. The extensive safety equipment underlines the high day-to-day suitability. It consists of extendable head restraints, seat belts with belt tensioners and belt force limiters, a window airbag that also protects the passengers in the third seat row, and ISOFIX and Top-Tether anchorages for suitable child seats.
AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension
As an option, the GLB 35 4MATIC can be equipped with AMG RIDE CONTROL suspension. The adaptive, electronically controlled damping provides a wide range of setups from comfortable to very sporty. The damping is adjusted individually for each wheel, and is dependant 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+".
Technical Data at a glance
Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC
2.0-litre 4-cylinder in-line with twin scroll exhaust gas turbocharger
302 hp @ 5,800 – 1,600 rpm
295 lb-ft @ 3,000 - 4,000 rpm
AMG Performance 4MATIC fully variable all-wheel drive
AMG SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8G dual clutch transmission
Acceleration (0-100 km/h)
*electronically limited with AMG Driver’s Package
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