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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class page on 26 March 2020, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class is a front-engine, front or four wheel drive five-door luxury subcompact crossover SUV unveiled by the German manufacturer Daimler AG on 10 June 2019 in Park City, Utah. It was previously unveiled as a concept car to the public at the Shanghai Auto Show in April 2019. The GLB is positioned between the GLA-Class crossover and the larger GLC-Class SUV in size. The launch date for taking orders began in July 2019. The production is slated to commence at the end of 2019 for the 2020 model year. It went on sale in November 2019 in Mexico.

First generation (X247; 2019-present)

The X247 GLB-Class uses the same front-wheel-drive MFA2 platform as the W177 A-Class and the H247 GLA-Class, but the wheelbase is 10 cm longer to give it extra practicality. The result is that at 4.63 metres, it is only 22mm shorter than a X253 GLC-Class. It also shares its engine with the A-Class, a 2.0L M260 turbocharged inline 4. Mechanically, it has standard all-wheel-drive and an eight-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Despite being similarly sized to the X253 GLC, the X247 GLB is able to have three-row seating due to better space distribution.

The GLB has a square, angular style inspired by the larger X167 GLS-Class and the former boxy shaped X204 GLK-Class. It features a MacPherson strut front and multi-link rear suspension with optional adaptive damping. Inside, the widescreen cockpit and the latest version of the MBUX interface is featured.

The Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 4MATIC was announced on 28 August 2019 in time for the 2019 IAA Frankfurt Auto Show. The GLB 35 4MATIC is the first of the 35-series models to have an eight-speed automatic gearbox; other 35-series models (A 35 4MATIC and CLA 35 4MATIC) continue with seven-speed automatic gearboxes. Fitted to GLB 35 4MATIC, the AMG-specific Panamericana Grille is used on the 35-series model for the first time.

The X247 GLB-Class shares its proportions with the W247 B-Class, while the dynamics will be based on the H247 GLA-Class. It will have 4-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, and sporty derivatives GLB 35. A plug-in hybrid and a fully electric version, presumably called the EQB, will be available later.

At launch, GLB-Class will have three petrol and two diesel engines: all of them are fitted with automatic transmissions only. Two petrol and two diesel engines are paired with standard 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system. The 2.0 L petrol engine in the GLB 35 is tuned to produce 225 kW (306 PS; 302 bhp) and 400 N-m (295 lbf-ft) of torque. A plug-in hybrid system found in A250e could be fitted to GLB at later date.

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31 December 2019New 2020 Mercedes-Benz SUV Is Available in Scottsdale, ArizonaMercedes-Benz of Scottsdale
31 December 2019Test Drive the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB SUV in Peoria, ArizonaMercedes-Benz of Arrowhead
6 May 2020Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC, Receipt of Petition for Decision of Inconsequential NoncomplianceFederal Register: NHTSA (Otto G. Matheke III)

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