Mercedes-Benz Philippines proudly premiered their highly-anticipated luxury compact sport utility vehicle (SUV) – the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLB. The newest member of the Mercedes-Benz SUV family was unveiled in a virtual digital launch on Facebook Live today, August 15, 2020. Internally known as the X247, the GLB is the 8th model in the lineup to utilize the German luxury automaker’s proprietary Modular Front Architecture (MFA), and combines all the best features of the previous models.
As the first 7-seat Mercedes-Benz compact vehicle, Mercedes-Benz Philippines claims that the all-new GLB is the most versatile luxury compact SUV in the Philippine market today. It is an ideal luxury vehicle that can take you to new places and make the drive on your old favorite roads feel fresh and invigorating. It can take up to six of your friends for a road trip on a weekend or enjoy it for a drive around the metropolis. And wherever you take it, the all-new GLB will make each drive enjoyable and memorable.
Under its front hood is a technologically advanced and fuel-efficient turbocharged 1.3-liter inline 4-cylinder M282 engine that produces 161 horsepower (163 PS) at 5,500 rpm and 250 Newton-meters of torque from 1,620 to 4,000 rpm, which can catapult the GLB from zero to 100 km/h in just 9.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 207 km/h. To efficiently harness this power, the GLB is equipped with Dynamic Select drive programs with setting options for the engine, transmission, chassis and steering performance. In Sport mode, the controls are more dynamic and the drive is more aggressive. In Comfort mode, the setup is balanced towards a luxuriously comfortable ride while in Eco (or Economy) mode, the system places greater emphasis on maximum efficiency to minimize fuel consumption, extend the fuel range, and return around 16 kilometers per liter.
The all-new GLB is a ruggedly handsome crossover that treads the line between form and function well. Looking sporty with the standard LED dynamic headlights and diamond grille, this compact Mercedes-Benz is made even sportier with the AMG Line package that includes 19-inch five twin-spoke light-alloy wheels, side skirts painted in body color, polished aluminium roof rails and AMG body styling.
Step inside and finely crafted modern furnishings with high-quality luxurious finish welcome you and your passengers. You’ll feel the comfort of sitting on luxurious Black Artico Dinamica microfiber seats while the ergonomically-designed cockpit puts all the controls of the array of modern technology within easy reach. The intuitively Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) is your own in-car personal assistant. Just say, “Hey Mercedes”, voice out your commands, and MBUX will execute these commands. Aside from natural-language commands and controls mounted on the steering wheel, MBUX will respond to your commands using a 7-inch central touchscreen that is also controlled by the touchpad on the center console. Smartphone Integration connects your mobile phone with the infotainment system via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to access applications, such as Spotify, quickly and easily.
With a long 2,829 mm wheelbase, this luxury compact SUV features a third row with two additional seats and offers comfortable seating for up to seven occupants. Besides being a responsive, refined and comfortable Mercedes-Benz, the GLB features extensive safety equipment that includes retractable headrests, seat belts with belt tensioners, and side window airbags, which is designed to protect the passengers in the third seat row. For families with young children, the GLB is equipped with ISOFIX and TOP-Tether anchorages for suitable child seats, which can be used to attach up to four child seats in the rear.
As the leader in automotive technical and safety innovations, Mercedes-Benz equipped the all-new GLB with the latest driving assistance systems. The Mercedes-Benz Intelligent Drive is based on a concept that makes every journey in a Mercedes-Benz safer and unique. For example, while driving during rush hours, or driving at night, or driving on unfamiliar routes, the driving assistance systems installed in the GLB are designed to take the stress out of driving. The Adaptive Brake Lights Flashing and Brake Assist provide automatic recognition of emergency braking situations and warns drivers behind the vehicle. The Parking Package comes with a Reversing Camera and Active Parking Assist to make parking much easier, even in tight spaces.
With an introductory price of only P3,790,000, the all-new Mercedes-Benz GLB is now available at all Mercedes-Benz dealerships at Edsa Greenhills, Bonifacio Global City, Alabang, and Cebu City. Log in to www.mercedes-benz.ph/GLB to know more about this new German luxury compact SUV.