2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class spied mostly uncovered
GLB-Class has made many appearances inspy photos
before, but this is the first time we've been able to see down to the paint on a prototype. This particular version only has thin vinyl coverings around its front and rear fascias, leaving the rest of the production-ready body work exposed. It looks very much likethe Shanghai Auto Show concept
, and that's a good thing.
The soft organic lines of modernMercedes cars
and the GLB concept have clearly made it to production, as there doesn't appear to be a single crease or sharp line on the car. It still has a very upright and boxy design, too. In fact, this is probably the boxiestMercedes
this side of aG-Class
. The plastic fender flares do seem less exaggerated on this production car than on the concept. From what we can see of the bumpers, they aren't quite as chunky, either. But overall, it's faithful to the concept.
The GLB-Class appears to be based on the same architecture asthe A-Class
cars, as well as the upcomingGLA-Class successor
. The concept suggests it will offer the slightly more powerful version ofthe 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder from the CLA
, which produces 221 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. That engine will probably be coupled with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and at least all-wheel drive. Front-wheel drive seems likely to be offered as well. There also appear to beAMG 35
andAMG 45 versions
in development. The former will likely make about 300 horsepower, and the latter could make between 380 and 420 horsepower.An electric model has been confirmed
to be coming, too.
via Autoblog http://bit.ly/1afPJWx
May 31, 2019 at 03:16PM
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