The Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB
All in for any adventure.
The SUV doesn’t have to be a monster on the highway.
With its current portfolio, Mercedes-Benz has proven that small and nimble can still satisfy the needs of the modern driver. Its latest concept takes that point a step further, with a compact SUV that demonstrates how many people, things and adventures you can pack into your next journey.
The Concept GLB offers an instantly appealing shape: It’s muscular, without being overbearing about it. Slightly more angular than its SUV siblings (G-Class excepted), it presents clean, modern lines, perfectly at home in formal surroundings. And yet it also manifests a rugged capability, with protective cladding, short overhangs at front and rear, and aggressive 17” off-road tires that demonstrate an equal comfort far off the beaten road.
Inside, a different sort of capability presents itself: three rows of seats, for the first time in a compact Mercedes-Benz. And whether it’s people or gear you’re packing, the Concept GLB provides plenty of options. Both second and third row seats can be folded in a variety of configurations, with the second row adjustable forward and backward to accommodate whatever the journey requires. The interior design furthers the exterior’s off-road commitment, with brown tones in nubuck leather and walnut wood trim.
Powering the Concept GLB is a 4-cylinder gas engine paired to an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission. Permanent all-wheel 4MATIC® is a given, as the Concept GLB muscles its way to whatever destination awaits.