2021 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs
Mercedes-Benz AMG® GLB 35
- Starting at $49,500 MSRP*
- 2.0-liter inline-4 cylinder engine with exhaust turbocharger (302 HP and 295 lb-ft of torque) and AMG® SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8G dual-clutch transmission with RACE START function
- AMG® high-performance braking system and AMG® Performance 4MATIC® variable all-wheel drive
- Top speed of 155 MPH (electronically limited) and 0-60 in 5.1 seconds
- Sport seats in black MB-Tex / DINAMICA microfiber with red topstitching and seat belts
- MBUX infotainment system with AMG®-specific displays
- 19-inch AMG® 5-spoke light-alloy wheels
- Multi-function sports steering wheel in Nappa leather
About the Mercedes-AMG GLB 35
Say hello to an entirely new breed of performance SUV from Mercedes-AMG. The AMG® GLB 35 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that cranks out an impressive 302 horsepower paired to a responsive AMG® SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8-speed transmission and AMG® Performance 4MATIC® all-wheel drive. Designed from its very core to live up to the world-renowned AMG® standards, the GLB 35 features AMG®-specific design features including its prominent front splitter, twin tailpipe trim, and 19-inch 5-spoke light-alloy wheels. Inside the cabin, you’ll find bespoke materials exclusively crafted to give the AMG® GLB 35 a truly remarkable interior atmosphere. Truly a departure from the ordinary, the Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 has caused quite a stir in the compact performance luxury SUV segment.
What the Critics Say
Mercedes-AMG has worked its high-performance magic on the GLB-Class SUV, giving it more athletic styling and adding a turbocharged four-cylinder making 302 horsepower. The GLB35 is bigger and more upright than the smaller GLA45 and includes a third row of seats, something even the larger GLC-Class SUV doesn’t have. Its high-tech interior features the latest MBUX infotainment system from Mercedes, two large digital displays, and plenty of creature comforts.” — Car and Driver
What else makes the GLB35 special? Well, it’s got an eight-speed AMG® Speedshift dual-clutch transmission and what AMG® is calling Race Start — aka launch control. Add that to its five selectable driving modes and AMG®-tuned suspension and dynamic power steering, and you’ve likely got an impressive little canyon carver that’s just as happy grabbing groceries as getting speeding tickets.” — Roadshow by CNET
Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 Features
From the very first moment that your eyes connect with this striking SUV, it’s clear that the Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 has been engineered with meticulous attention to detail. At the front, its signature vertical-bar AMG® grille is complemented by a wide front apron and enlarged air intakes, black accents, and a matte chrome splitter. Standard 19-inch wheels provide a confident stance for the GLB 35, accented by black fender flares and side sills. This striking appearance culminates at the rear with four round AMG® exhaust outlets, black diffuser, and a functional rear spoiler lip. Great for drivers who live active lifestyles, standard aluminum roof rails stretch across the top of the vehicle to accommodate a variety of available accessory attachments for transporting bikes, surfboards, skis, snowboards, and cargo carriers.
What truly separates the Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 from its competitors is its astounding performance capabilities. Beneath its hood lies a precision-engineered 302-horsepower 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine featuring a variety of AMG® enhancements. Thanks to increased boost pressure from its liquid-cooled turbocharger, the GLB 35 offers 295 lb-ft of torque at just 3,000 RPM. This allows you to rocket from 0 to 60 in a blistering 5.1 seconds on the way to an electronically-limited top speed of 155 MPH.
Other signature performance characteristics include an AMG® SPEEDSHIFT DCT 8-speed dual-clutch transmission, AMG® Performance 4MATIC® variable all-wheel drive system, AMG® Sport Suspension, AMG® high-performance braking system, and AMG® DYNAMIC SELECT with AMG® DYNAMICS. In total, the Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 takes aim at even its most established performance SUV rivals.
In addition to its blistering performance, the GLB 35 is equipped with a luxurious interior featuring all of the comfort and tech amenities you’d expect from a Mercedes-AMG vehicle. Great for high-speed cornering, you’ll receive standard sport seats in black MB-Tex / DINAMICA microfiber with several other upholstery colors available. Choose the optional third row of seating to accommodate up to 7 passengers on the way to your destination. Featuring AMG®-specific displays, the groundbreaking MBUX infotainment system features a Widescreen Cockpit layout for simplified access to important information and multimedia functions. Standard Remote Start accessed via the Mercedes me Mobile App is the perfect solution for cold winter mornings or hot summer afternoons. 64-color LED ambient lighting with illuminated vents allows you to personalize the mood inside your Mercedes-AMG GLB 35.