Welcome to the all-new 2020 Mercedes GLB-250, which already seeks to impress. The GLB-250 is here to make a statement to become a fierce competitor in the world of automobiles.
The GLB is an intelligent compact, in the same way that the GLS is elegant, worthy of its incomparable grill, and Mercedes emblem. The vertical position and large windows of the GLB very well imitate the look and feel of the larger Mercedes, a break from the crossover style of the A-Class. Its square shape also optimizes ease of access and space interior.
The straight, square shape of the body optimizes the interior space. Mercedes says the moderate height and less harsh windshield should appeal to older drivers and passengers.
The interior is a blend of the type of modern technology and tasteful restraint that we would expect from a premium automaker. A seven-inch instrument cluster and a seven-inch multimedia screen (with optional 10.25 inch) are linked to the well-executed Mercedes Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment system and augmented reality display for navigation. Drivers simply say “Hey, Mercedes” to wake up the system, regardless of their navigation or communication needs.
Mercedes has extended the wheelbase from 100 mm to 2,829 mm. This allowed the company to add cargo space with the seats folded down and enough space for suitcases for a weekend. The real thing, however, is the ability to add an optional third row to accommodate children or small adults on short trips. You wouldn’t want to sit in the back all day, but it will bring the gang to a football game.
High-quality interior finishes include brushed aluminum trim, grained leather seats, and changing ambient color lighting. The seats are firm, with adjustable lumbar support (and an optional massage function). The gauges are electronic and easy to read.
The GLB-250 performs better than its moderate appearance suggests. It could quickly be rejected as unfit for off-road driving. And, indeed, it is not intended for climbing.
That said, it has impressive numbers: 200mm of ground clearance and even the ability to tilt 35 degrees without turning around. Mercedes GLB-250 all-wheel-drive system locks a sliding wheel to increase traction, which means you can get out of some pretty tricky situations.
Mercedes makes many SUVs (eight models around the world), and each has its niche. The GLB fits very well in the compact segment, finding the right balance between practicality and driving pleasure. If you want a small vehicle but don’t want to compromise on performance, human comfort, or brand status, this could be your car. Contact us at Viplease NY for the best offers if you are interested in leasing the Mercedes GLB-250.