Mercedes-AMG has tuned the recently revealed GLB seven-seater to make it more exciting and brutish.
Following the global launch of its all-new seven-seater, the GLB, Mercedes-Benz has now allowed its AMG division have a go at it. The result is, as you’d have guessed already, a brawnier and more powerful version. And for obvious reasons, it’s called the GLB35 AMG.
Headlined by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol motor, the GLB35 AMG packs quite some punch. This motor develops 302bhp of maximum power output, along with a twisting force of 400Nm. The engine is coupled to an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox, which sends the drive to all four wheels. As much as 50 per cent of the torque can be sent to the rear axle when the need arises. For a family-hauling crossover, the GLB35 is plenty quick, with 0 – 100km/h coming up in 5.2 seconds. Top-speed is limited to 250km/h.
Among other updates, the AMG derivative gets high-performance brakes with four-piston callipers and 350mm discs at the front and 330mm discs at the rear. Big 19-inch AMG wheels are standard, but even bigger 21-inch wheels are also offered. Mercedes also is offering electronically controlled adaptive dampers as an optional extra.
Design-wise, the GLB35 comes with a beefy AMG body kit with more aggressive front and rear bumpers and a new grille. An optional Night Package with a dark black theme is also offered.
Inside, there are usual AMG bits and bots, such as a flat-bottom steering wheel with paddle shifters, carbon fibre finish on the dashboard, and sportier seats. The MBUX infotainment system gets some AMG-specific functions as well.
While there’s no news about the GLB35 coming to India as yet, the regular GLB crossover will be launched here soon.