White GLB SUV concept car

The Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB[1][2]

All in for any adventure.

Load up. Climb in. Set off.

The Concept GLB proves it’s possible to fit capability and space into a small frame.

  • Brown front interior shot of GLB SUV concept car

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.

Real angled shot of White GLB SUV concept

Key Highlights

  • 2.0L inline-4 turbocharged engine
  • 221 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque[3]
  • 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission
  • CONICSHAPE® engine block minimizing piston friction and fuel consumption
  • CAMTRONIC variable valve timing system, allowing for greater efficiency in partial-load situations
  • 4MATIC® permanent all-wheel drive with three driving modes
Interior front dashboard shot of GLB SUV Concept car


  • Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) with Voice Control multimedia system based on artificial intelligence
  • Multibeam LED headlamps
  • All-round protective cladding
  • Exterior paintwork in designo® cashmere white magno
  • 17-inch off-road tires
  • Flexible seating with 40:20:40 split-folding middle row plus additional third row
  • Easy Entry function to third row
  • Interior accents including nubuck leather and milled aluminum
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