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      04-16-2019 09:24 AM #26
      I kinda dig it

      The interior trim has b=got to got, but if the rest of the interior is from the A, it is very impressive.

      The third row seating kills it for me though. I know it's only for kids, but for those without, the seats just take up extra space. Unfortunately this would make it a hard pass.

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      04-16-2019 11:42 AM #27
      I could not be per-suede-ed to buy this.
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      04-16-2019 11:46 AM #28
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      06-08-2019 02:25 PM #29
      The GLB will be unveiled this Monday, June 10th. https://leftlanenews.com/mercedes-be...lb-on-june-10/

      I think this will be a good fit between the GLA and the GLC. I like to think of the GLA as a high riding hatchback. And the GLC could hit more than $50K without even trying. It should compete well with the new Land Rover Discovery Sport.

      And the GLB45 AMG with that bonkers new 2.0T should be interesting.

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      06-08-2019 02:29 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by chocofrappe55 View Post
      Too bland and lacking Mercedes grace and elegance. Just a Renegade with a MB logo.

      Hard pass.
      I was thinking it's bland too, but I came into this thread prejudiced in the first place since I've never seen one Mercedes SUV with styling that I really care for, G-Wagen included.

    7. 06-08-2019 08:15 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by antilock View Post
      I was thinking it's bland too, but I came into this thread prejudiced in the first place since I've never seen one Mercedes SUV with styling that I really care for, G-Wagen included.
      It's really nothing like G...

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      06-08-2019 08:27 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by chocofrappe55 View Post
      It's really nothing like G...
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      06-08-2019 08:31 PM #33
      Ugly. But then I'm not part of their target audience.
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      06-08-2019 09:18 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by chocofrappe55 View Post
      It's really nothing like G...
      I know, I just threw it in there for the case of extremes when it comes to Benz SUV's.

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      06-10-2019 10:33 PM #35
      Official video:



      Not sure about the orange bit on the rim though. It looks like one of those adhesive rim protector strip

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      06-10-2019 11:14 PM #36
      It looks pretty good actually.

      I have a micro suede couch and damn if it isn’t resistant to spills. Plus, you can clean your glasses on it.

    13. 06-11-2019 02:00 AM #37
      It's Merc's maximum mini crossover

      The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, the only trim of the GLB-Class available for now, has finally been revealed. And in the Edition 1 trim shown above, it looks virtually identical to the concept shown a few months ago. The only changes are a slightly different lower grille insert, chunky tires and a beefier looking roof rack. Otherwise, the lights are the same, as is the soft boxy shape. It's a handsome design that should be quite successful. It's also just as big as the concept, at only about an inch and a half shorter than the GLC-Class in both wheelbase and overall length. Like most modern Mercedes models, there's a more road-oriented body style, too, as shown by the blue example below.

      The interior is also very similar to the concept, with all the dash and door shapes the same. Of course the upholstery has been toned way down. But it's still modern and luxurious like all current Mercs with large screens for instruments and infotainment and loads of ambient lighting. Helping distinguish it from the A-Class and CLA-Class interior are chunky, tubular-looking aluminum trim pieces on the dashboard and door pulls. The most noteworthy interior features regard carrying capacity, though. The GLB can be optioned with a third-row seat for a maximum occupancy of seven people. Cargo capacity for the two-row model is also 20 to 62 cubic feet depending on which seats are raised. The three-row model's cargo capacity hasn't been announced yet.

      The GLB 250's powertrain also comes from the concept and the CLA-Class. It's a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four making 221 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Power goes through an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and either a front-wheel- or all-wheel-drive system. The default torque split for the all-wheel-drive system is 80% front and 20% rear. The sport mode changes the ratio to 70:30, and the off-road mode sets it to 50:50 and adjusts throttle and ABS settings for low-grip surfaces. The all-wheel-drive model comes with a standard off-road package that, in addition to the drive mode mentioned, also adds hill descent control.

      The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 will go on sale toward the end of this year. Pricing and fuel economy have not yet been announced. That information should become available closer to the on-sale date. Considering its size, we expect the base price will fall somewhere between $34,000 and $41,000, the base prices of the smaller GLA-Class and larger GLC-Class.
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      06-11-2019 07:56 AM #38
      Any word of a hybrid version?

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      06-11-2019 08:00 AM #39
      Handsome little guy!

      I think the DLO uptick at the C-Pillar is unnecessary (vs keeping it a straight line), but overall a good design.
      That interior is fresh and a nice break from tradition.

    16. 06-11-2019 07:32 PM #40
      It's actually cuter and less bland than I expected it to be.

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      06-11-2019 07:50 PM #41
      I don't hate it...

      and the giant iPad display isn't horrible either.
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      06-11-2019 08:08 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by whitejeep1989 View Post
      Handsome little guy!
      I thought the same thing then wanted a reality check on the actual size. To put this in perspective...

      Mercedes GLB
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      06-12-2019 12:34 AM #43
      To me, it looks rather handsome.

      I wonder why the fuel door is on the left side of the vehicle. Most German cars have it on the right side.
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      06-12-2019 06:30 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by Alpinweiss2 View Post
      To me, it looks rather handsome.

      I wonder why the fuel door is on the left side of the vehicle. Most German cars have it on the right side.
      The transverse-engined MBs have it on the left instead of right, starting with the previous generation (CLA, GLA, etc).

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      06-12-2019 09:13 AM #45
      Reminiscent of a Renegade. It;s a bit bigger, bit the proportions do. Maybe?

      Mercedes interior design language on these smaller cars is simply fantastic in the upper trims. The lack of a full center stack really enhances the airiness of the cabin.

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      06-12-2019 09:42 AM #46
      I really like it. Strong contender for wifey's next car. Pricing is actually reasonable decently equipped. Will have to see how well that little 2.0T works in that application though.

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      06-12-2019 09:49 AM #47
      Is the screen in these toucha toucha toucha toucha sensitive?
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      06-12-2019 09:54 AM #48
      GLB45 AMG variant has to be in the works right?
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      06-12-2019 09:59 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by ND40oz View Post
      GLB45 AMG variant has to be in the works right?
      Yes. 35 and 45

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      so glad you were able to find this gif

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