The seven-seater Mercedes-Benz GLB-class just had its regional launch in Malaysia today, with the GLB 200 and GLB 35 AMG slated for Singapore in due course.
(Click HERE to read our first drive of the Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4Matic)
Based on the AMG Line, the new GLB 35 4MATIC is further distinguished by model-specific design cues. The AMG radiator grille is used for the first time in a 35-series vehicle, with the front splitter, prominent rear apron with two round, single tailpipe trim elements, and AMG roof spoiler promising street credibility.
Inside, the sports seats are upholstered in black leather/Alcantara with racy red seat belts. The 2.0-litre turbocharged engine is tuned for 306hp and 400Nm and promises to be a lively performer.
The 8spd dual-clutch transmission is adept at delivering both lightning-quick, as well as softly-slurred gearshifts depending on one's state of mind, with the 4Matic all-wheel drivetrain capable of ensuring a versatile blend of dynamism, traction and efficiency.
"Mercedes-Benz is not only the inventor of the automobile but also the forerunner of the premium SUV segment. The Mercedes-Benz SUVs are synonymous with strength, confidence and power while carrying that hallmark of luxury status and exclusivity. They embody all the traits and quality of our brand while having the capacity to keep up with the speed and agility and constant drive for more that our customers strive for. With the introduction of the new GLB, we offer our customers a new variety that promises all the traits of the brand with practicality," says Dr. Claus Weidner, President & CEO of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia.