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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.
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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.
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Its muscularity is the perfect fit for the GLB’s bus-like accommodation. It gets from 0-62mph in 7.6sec, which is quicker than a Land Rover Discovery Sport D200, and on a par with the BMW X3 20d. It pulls solidly between 1,500rpm and 4000rpm; well enough to tow a caravan along without much difficulty. Can return more than 40mpg if driven carefully, too.
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