REVIEW: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB – from RM269k

Mercedes-Benz first revealed its seven-seat SUV, the GLB, in June this year. A member of the automaker’s compact car range, the GLB rides on the MFA2 architecture, which is also used for the A-Class, B-Class, CLA and GLA.

Also offered as a five-seater, the GLB measures 4,634 mm long, 1,834 mm wide, 1,659 mm (five-seater) or 1,663 mm (seven-seater) tall, and with a 2,829 mm wheelbase. This makes the GLB closer to the GLC in terms of size, as the latter is 4,656 mm long, 1,890 mm wide, 1,639 mm tall and has a 2,873 mm wheelbase.

The SUV is also offered with a number of powertrains, including petrol and diesel options. The former includes the GLB 200, GLB 250 4Matic and the GLB 35 4Matic, which is marketed as a Mercedes-AMG model. Meanwhile, the diesel line-up consists of the GLB 180 d, GLB 200 d, GLB 200 d 4Matic and GLB 220 d 4Matic.

As we’ve previously reported, the GLB will make its way to Malaysia in 2020, although an official launch date and the list of available variants have yet to be revealed. Prior to its arrival, we were given the opportunity to sample the SUV during an international media drive event, and we’re sharing our thoughts on the GLB in this video review.

Just how practical is the SUV? How usable are the third-row seats? Is the base engine in the GLB 200 adequate? We’ll answer these questions in the video review, so have a watch and let us know what you think in the comments below. Happy watching.

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.



  • savvyKL on Dec 23, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Hopefully Mercedes Malaysia sell GLB35 here change to 20′ rim/tyre from 21 inch, just give option 21′ inch rim for people needed. and at lease Add Adaptive cruise control (ACC) as option asccessories cross GLB range for people needed.

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    • FudgeMeSideways on Dec 23, 2019 at 2:09 pm

      20″ also crazy la for our roads. It’s a looker for sure but makes no practical sense.

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      • savvyKL on Dec 23, 2019 at 2:29 pm

        Agree, but 19″ may not fit for large AMG breake disc/ pad. 20′ with 40mm tyre more acceptable for our road, better than 21″ rim with 35mm super low profile tyre. also less noise.

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    • Phaser on Dec 23, 2019 at 2:20 pm

      302bhp hothatch SUV , 0-100km 5.2s 378k only.

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  • Chavez on Dec 23, 2019 at 10:35 am

    Better buy 7seat SUV Honda BRV. saved 200K

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