Sunday, December 8, 2019
News Mercedes-Benz GLB Concept Can Bring 7 Passengers Off The Beaten Path

Mercedes-Benz GLB Concept Can Bring 7 Passengers Off The Beaten Path

Mercedes-Benz unveiled the new 7-passenger GLB Concept at 2019 Auto Shanghai.

The new Mercedes-Benz GLB Concept looks really close to being production-ready. Don’t be surprised if it debuts with a very similar look and personality as a new model in the near future. Mercedes-Benz has been hinting at a GLB model for a while now and it appears that the new SUV is starting to take shape.

The GLC Concept is an interesting piece. It measures just 4.62 meters which is shorter than the current Mercedes-Benz GLC and yet it still offers room for 7 passengers. Better yet, the GLB’s third row isn’t just for show. Mercedes-Benz says that two adults can fit back there.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLB Concept Interior
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLB Concept

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLB Concept
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLB Concept

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLB Concept
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLB Concept

How Mercedes-Benz managed to make a usable third row with just 4.62 meters to work with is a mystery. The wheelbase measures 2.82 meters which is roughly the same size as the GLC’s.

Still, if Mercedes-Benz really managed to make a spacious three-row SUV in the same format as the GLC, the German automaker will have a winner on its hands with the GLB. That’s even truer if the brand keeps the GLB concept’s rugged looks.

Built like a mountain rescue vehicle with big tires wrapped around 17-inch black wheels, roof lights, an in-your-face grille and bulging side panels, the GLB Concept also sports a brown leather and suede interior that complements the muscular exterior design.

Mercedes-Benz sees the GLB as a bridge between the GLA and GLC, and to their credit the concept has some tangible assets that those two other compact SUVs don’t have. They don’t have a third row and they can’t really go too far off the road.

Powering the concept is a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine with 224 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. As you can imagine, 4Matic all-wheel drive is standard.

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLB Concept
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLB Concept

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLB Concept
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLB Concept

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLB Concept
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLB Concept

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLB Concept
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLB Concept

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLB Concept

Trending Now

No Time to Die: Four Aston Martin Cars in the Latest James Bond Movie

Four Aston Martin cars featured in No Time to Die Daniel Craig’s last movie portraying James Bond To hit the big screen in...

Tesla Owners Eyeing New Porsche Taycan

The all-electric Porsche Taycan is attracting interest from numerous potential buyers, both current Porsche owners and non-owners. A significant number of these “hand-raisers”...

Maserati 5000 GT 2+2 Coupé: Sixty Candles

Only 34 units ever produced of the Maserati 5000 GT 2+2 Coupé from 1959 to 1965 Powered by a 4.9-litre V8 producing 325...

Will the Next-Generation Porsche Macan Have Four Electric Motors?

Porsche is currently working on an e-SUV powertrain that consists of four electric motors The company claims extreme stability through software tweaking Next-generation...

2020 Will Be The Buick Regal’s Final Model Year

Sales of the Buick have crumbled prompting GM to end production. GM is actually paying Opel, a past subsidiary, to build them. An...
Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur
Charles Jolicoeur was studying to be a CPA when he decided to drop everything and launch a car website in 2012. Don't ask. The journey has been an interesting one, but today he has co-founded and manages 8 websites including EcoloAuto.com and MotorIllustrated.com as General Manager of NetMedia360. He also sits on the board of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada. Send me an email

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.