2020 Mercedes AMG GLB 45: 415HP Compact SUV Shows More Skin In Latest Spy Shots

With the GLB already unveiled, Mercedes has now decided to slowly remove most of the camo from the hotter AMG 45 version, giving us a better look at the upcoming 415hp compact SUV.

As you might already know, the range-topping version of the new GLB will share the same oily bits with the soon-to-be-unveiled A45.

That means that the AMG GLB 45 will be powered by the same turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit, putting out 382hp (387PS) in standard form and 415hp (421PS) in S guise. And with this kind of firepower hiding under its boxy body, it’s no wonder why it is expected to easily crack the five-second barrier for the 0-62mph (0-100km/h) sprint.

Also Read: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Is A Seven-Seater Arriving Later This Year

The engine, which revs up to 7,200rpm, will be paired to an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and an all-new all-wheel drive 4Matic system. We already know that the A45 hot hatch is going to feature a special “drift” mode, though it’s unknown whether it will be available in the GLB as well.

The slightly camouflaged test car might not wear the quad exhaust pipes we’ve seen before, trying to pass as the less powerful AMG 35, but the beefy brakes up front reveal its true nature. As expected, the fastest version of the compact SUV will get a model-specific body kit that includes the usual bumpers, side sills and Panamericana front grille, among other enhancements.

The interior will be similarly spiced up with body-hugging seats, different trim materials, as well as model-specific screens for the digital instrument cluster. We still don’t know if Mercedes will offer a seven-seat option with the GLB 45, but we wouldn’t be surprised if they eventually decide not to.

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  • Leconte Dave

    Useless…

    • Aeromann

      You are useless…

  • Aeromann

    I like it, I’ll take one.

  • Biggsy

    Function over form evidently, resembles GMC Terrain before redesign.

    • SamBamm

      With the dreaded Lincoln mkt belt line window ‘kink’

  • bxniels0

    But we’re going to be late to soccer practice!
    No problem! 🙂

    • Bash

      lol, with 415hp under mommies feet, you’ll never be late. 😀

  • MarketAndChurch

    I kind of like this over the GLE and GLC. It just needs the off-road trim that came with the concept.

  • Jason Panamera

    So A Class, B Class, CLA, GLB, next GLA are cars with almost the same interior.

  • javier

    i’m sorry that thing is just ugly

  • SteersUright

    What, exactly, is the point of an AMG version of this boxy CUV? And if they were to do one, wouldn’t more of an extreme offroad version been more appropriate than trying to make a sports car out of a lunchbox?

    • Aeromann

      AMG version is for the family men who wants to go fast on the Autobahn.

  • Fabián Montiel

    I love it. It reminds me of an Forester STI.

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