Brabus adds body kit, bigger wheels, upgraded interior
Or get extra 46 horsepower, your pick of sport or off-road suspension kit
Mercedes-Benz tuner Brabus is putting their latest efforts into making the GLB crossover into something a bit more special, a bit more exclusive, and a big more rugged. Plus they’re adding some power to the little Benz.
Brabus calls it “sporty elegance” but we’d call it rugged on the small. IT starts with a two-part front spoiler for models wearing the AMG Line body kit and front fascia air intakes that fill in the side air inlets for a slightly more aggressive look. Two big LED light bars Brabus calls Power Beams on the roof are linked to the high beams and light up far, far down the road when traffic conditions allow, but, along with the roof rack bars, give the GLB a bit of an old-school Land Rover Defender vibe.
At the back is a rear spoiler that’s pretty subtle for the company, combined with four black 90 mm exhaust tips in the diffuser.
New monoblock design wheels are offered in 18, 19, and even 20-inch sizes, with the latter giving the GLB an even chunkier look. The 20s are fitted with 255-width high-performance rear rubber.
While normally Brabus would adjust the suspension for cornering, with the GLB they’re offering choice. Sport springs lower the crossover 30 mm for the slammed look in the photos, or get off-road springs that raise it 35 mm instead, giving it more off-road clearance.
Brabus ECU tuning boosts the stock Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 46 hp and torque by 59 lb-ft, giving it a total of 270 horses and 317 lb-ft from the 2.0L four. That takes the 0-100 km/h down to 6.6 seconds and lets it hit 240 km/h flat out.
If you want more customization, Brabus can add backlit door sills, or a new leather and Alcantara interior in just about any colour you want. They’ll even modify that interior from mild to wild as the buyer sees fit.