2021 Mercedes-AMG GLB 45 Will Pack Seven Seats And Around 414 HP

Mercedes is gearing up to introduce the all-new GLB this summer and now spy photographers have snapped the range-topping variant.

Caught undergoing testing in Southern Europe, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLB 45 features a panamericana grille which is flanked by headlights that resemble those used on the near-production GLB concept. Further below, we can see three large intakes which appear to be separated by angular supports.

The crossover’s profile isn’t too sporty, but the model has been equipped with a sport-tuned suspension that appears to lower the ride height. We can also see AMG-branded wheels which are wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport 3 rubber.

Continuing to the rear, the GLB 45 has slender taillights and a sporty rear diffuser. There’s also a four-tailpipe exhaust system which distinguishes the model from the less powerful GLB 35 which has a dual exhaust.

Spy shooters didn’t grab interior photos this time around, but previous pictures have shown the cabin will echo models such as the A-, B- and CLA-Class. As a result, the crossover has a large horizontal slab with a digital instrument cluster and an infotainment system. Drivers will also find circular air vents, a stepped center console and familiar switchgear.

Also Read: 2020 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 Packs 302 HP In Its Compact Boxy Body

Of course, AMG models are all about performance and this is where the GLB 45 should excel. Like the A45 and CLA 45, the GLB 45 is slated to have a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine. AMG CEO Tobias Moers has already said it will produce 414 hp (308 kW / 420 PS), but that’s believed to be the output of the S variant.

Regardless of the final numbers, the GLB 45 will be significantly more powerful than the GLB 35. That crossover will also use a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, but it will only be rated at 302 hp (225 kW / 306 PS) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque.

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  • Benjamin B.

    Third row is for kids only

    • Aeromann

      It’s GLB not GLS. 😉

  • Merc1

    The GLB will easily become the bestselling vehicle on the FWD platform in the U.S.

    M

    • no25

      of course this guy would say that ^ lol

      • Merc1

        Anyone looking at the market would say the same thing. Buyers are going to want the GLB more than the CLA or A-Class sedans.

        M

  • StrangerGP

    What’s the obsession with 7 seats? They’re going to be as tiny as the ones in modern coupes.

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