Set to be unveiled this summer, the 2020 GLB is a seven-seat crossover that will slot in between the GLA and GLC. The teaser image isn’t very revealing, but it provides a glimpse of the model’s slender taillights and high-tech interior.
While there isn’t much to see, previous spy photos have shown the GLB will closely echo the concept as it has a rounded front bumper, a two bar grille and squared off headlights. Other highlights include plastic body cladding, a roof rack and a rear end that follows in the footsteps of the GLS.
The new Mercedes-Benz GLB: intelligent like a smartphone and as practical as a multitool! pic.twitter.com/Asj5G6H7pp
— Mercedes-Benz (@MercedesBenz) June 5, 2019
Performance specifications remain unconfirmed, but engine options should carryover from other vehicles based on the MFA2 platform. As a result, we can expect an assortment of choices including a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel with outputs of 148 hp (110 kW / 150 PS) and 187 hp (140 kW / 190 PS). On the petrol side, there should be a 2.0-liter four-cylinder developing 187 hp (140 kW / 190 PS) and 221 hp (165 kW / 224 PS).
Spy photographers have already snapped AMG variants and the GLB 35 will have a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that produces 302 hp (225 kW / 306 PS) and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. Later down the road, there will be a GLB 45 which has 382 hp (285 kW / 387 PS) in standard form and 415 hp (310 kW / 421 PS) in S guise.
If that wasn’t enough variety, Mercedes is also working on an electric EQB. Little is known about the model at this point, but it likely have two electric motors and a range in excess of 310 miles (500 km/m).