Harry Leahey

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The Mercedes-Benz GLB has received some minor updates for the 2024 model year. 


Subtle changes externally include tweaks to the front bumper and grille, while the headlights and taillights now feature new LED graphics. 


The GLB can also be finished in a new Spectral Blue metallic paint option, with the option to equip the car with either 18 or 20-inch wheels. 


Inside, the GLB now comes standard with two 10.3-inch screens, an upgrade from the 7.0-inch screens on the 2023 base model, and runs the latest version of Mercedes's MBUX infotainment system, which supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. 


Other new features as standard include automatic high-beams, a parking package that adds a 360-degree camera view, and a nappa leather steering wheel, though this can be heated for an optional fee. 


The car’s 2.0-liter inline-four engine now features a 48-volt hybrid system, which offers an additional 13 horsepower to assist with acceleration. Furthermore, the new setup is said to make the start/stop system more seamless. 


Updates for the more potent AMG GLB 35 also feature mild-hybrid technology to its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. Its power output remains the same at 298 bhp and 400 Newton-metres of torque, though the 48-volt hybrid system provides the same amount of additional power for short periods and propels the car during coasting.


Though the AMG version’s top speed remains at 155mph, its 0-62mph time has slightly decreased compared to its previous version. It now takes 5.5 seconds for the SUV to accelerate from 0 to 62mph, while the pre-facelift model achieved it in 5.3 seconds. 


Other internal changes for the 35 variant include a new transmission. Its seven speed auto has been replaced with an eight-speed dual clutch, which delivers power to the car’s 4MATIC all-wheel drive system. 


Pricing remains unconfirmed for the updated GLB and AMG version, but expect the base model to cost more than the current gen’s starting price of £39,765.  

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Harry Leahey 17/03/23