Mercedes GLB GLB 200 AMG Line Premium 5dr 7G-Tronic Review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Version review

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Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD
  • Mercedes GLB 2020 RHD rear tracking
  • Mercedes GLB 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Mercedes GLB 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Mercedes GLB 2020 RHD infotainment
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD front cornering
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD right panning
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD right rear tracking
  • Mercedes GLB 2020 RHD front exterior
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD right side exterior
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD rear exterior
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD front seats
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD third-row seats
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD boot open
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD
  • Mercedes GLB 2020 RHD rear tracking
  • Mercedes GLB 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Mercedes GLB 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Mercedes GLB 2020 RHD infotainment
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD front cornering
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD right panning
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD right rear tracking
  • Mercedes GLB 2020 RHD front exterior
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD right side exterior
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD rear exterior
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD front seats
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD third-row seats
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD boot open
RRP £40,565What Car? Target Price£39,489
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

The Mercedes GLB is similar to the Land Rover Discovery Sport in lots of ways, but gutsier and more efficient if you opt for our favoured 220d model. It will work well for many families, although the firm ride is a concern.

AMG Line alone doesn't bring a lot more to the table, other than 19in alloy wheels, a rear armrest, privacy glass and more aggressive styling, so we'd go for AMG Line Premium, which adds 10.3in screens for the infotainment and instruments, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, wireless phone charging, augmented reality sat-nav, power-folding door mirrors, keyless entry and front and rear parking sensors. That makes it our pick of the range.

The entry-level 1.3-litre petrol has a seemingly healthy 161bhp, which is just dandy if you're pootling around town. But, as most of its power arrives high in the rev range, you'll be stretching its legs up hills or with seven people on board, and its seven-speed automatic gearbox isn't very crisp on kickdown. It's also quite coarse when you rev it out.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats7
0-62 MPH9.1 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

39.2

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

570

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

163

g/km