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Posted 30 April 2018 - 02:02 PM

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Latest spy video of the upcoming GLB. Look good so far, and this shall be a highly anticipated model before turn of the year.  [nod]

 


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Posted 18 October 2018 - 12:28 PM

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More spy shots of the upcoming the GLB... Size and proportion look good based on these shots. If it come with 7 seats as with the ongoing rumor, BMW 2GT will be threaten, imo...

 

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Posted 18 October 2018 - 01:24 PM

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Sure look like got 3 rows of seats. Lots of space behind the 2nd row window.



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Posted 18 October 2018 - 09:08 PM

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Kind of squarish look but need to see when the camouflage is removed but definitely a threat to the BMW 2GT n if the 3rd row is spacious plus added rear aircon, it shld give the Beemer a good fight.
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Posted 02 November 2018 - 04:08 PM

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Interior look just like the new generation A-Class. Keep up the good work Mercedes! [thumbsup] 

 

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 11:24 AM

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Merc is gonna be a very rich company, bcos they are beginning to make every shitty model they can think of, just to fill every corner of the market. BMW is coming close too. These germans were once head turners. Now aunties, uncles and even our club bengs all own 1 of them. Go to any public large carparks, and count how many Jap cars, common ones and popular ones, and count how many merc n BMWs on the same floor. Dont be surprised with the results.

How times have changed.

Without money, how to make and sell cars like the amg, m cars and all the gt3rs gt2rs 911s?

Even Toyota can't afford to develop their own sports cars entirely. Without "brand diluting" cars like the 2 series gt, the X1, x2... And entry level cars that ppl like to say are for "badge whores", there will not be anymore z4s, M2 competitions, M5 competitions and stuff like the big 8 series coupes. Even the 5s and 3s will not be as well developed if they did not have money from selling more cars.

There is one car company that has stuck to their roots for the longest time. Lotus.
They must be doing really really well.

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Posted 04 November 2018 - 12:11 PM

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Without money, how to make and sell cars like the amg, m cars and all the gt3rs gt2rs 911s?

Even Toyota can't afford to develop their own sports cars entirely. Without "brand diluting" cars like the 2 series gt, the X1, x2... And entry level cars that ppl like to say are for "badge whores", there will not be anymore z4s, M2 competitions, M5 competitions and stuff like the big 8 series coupes. Even the 5s and 3s will not be as well developed if they did not have money from selling more cars.

There is one car company that has stuck to their roots for the longest time. Lotus.
They must be doing really really well.

Not forgetting FERRARI

#28

Posted 10 April 2019 - 11:38 AM

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The GLB Concept will be unveiled at the upcoming Shanghai Motor Show, starting 16 April

 

 

But the latest spy shots shows even more...

 

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 05:28 PM

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Kind of squarish look but need to see when the camouflage is removed but definitely a threat to the BMW 2GT n if the 3rd row is spacious plus added rear aircon, it shld give the Beemer a good fight.

Not difficult to look nicer than BMW 2GT. The car really looks dated now.

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 09:21 PM

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Already have road test models still considered CONCEPT? Mercedes trying to pull a fast one huh :D

 

 

The GLB Concept will be unveiled at the upcoming Shanghai Motor Show, starting 16 April

 

 

But the latest spy shots shows even more...

 

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Posted 12 April 2019 - 10:30 PM

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Already have road test models still considered CONCEPT? Mercedes trying to pull a fast one huh :D


I also wonder what's the need for a concept since production model is expected to be unveiled within the next few months.

But that seems to be the new trend (with Audi and Skoda doing the same), as manufacturers are trying to grab as much market attention, without showing hand (revealing details to their competitors).
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 07:21 AM

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I also wonder what's the need for a concept since production model is expected to be unveiled within the next few months.

But that seems to be the new trend (with Audi and Skoda doing the same), as manufacturers are trying to grab as much market attention, without showing hand (revealing details to their competitors).


I do agree with u n bro Vratenza on why the need for a concept when its a done deal already but that said theoretically not wrong as this is a first ever mid sized MPV for Benz so it is a concept in that sense?
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Posted 13 April 2019 - 02:01 PM

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I do agree with u n bro Vratenza on why the need for a concept when its a done deal already but that said theoretically not wrong as this is a first ever mid sized MPV for Benz so it is a concept in that sense?

They like people to peek-a-boo
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Posted 16 April 2019 - 12:18 PM

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Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB

 

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With the Concept GLB at the 2019 Auto Shanghai, Mercedes-Benz shows what SUV ideas on the company's compact car platform might also be realised alongside the GLA as a sporty all-rounder. While the latter promises progressive driving enjoyment with its coupé-like lines, the Concept GLB places the emphasis on spaciousness and robustness. The concept car (length/width/height: 4634/1890/1900 millimetres) has space for up to seven occupants thanks to its long wheelbase (2829 millimetres). A number of sturdy features signal that the Concept GLB feels right at home on rough farm tracks.
 
"We asked ourselves whether there is still space between the GLA and GLC in our successful SUV range. The Concept GLB is the answer to this question. With it we are demonstrating the creative ideas we have for this segment, too", says Britta Seeger, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, responsible for Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales. "The Concept GLB is a durable and practical SUV with nonetheless compact dimensions. Whether it is a generous, seven-seater family vehicle or a versatile leisure time companion: we are certain that this concept will be of great interest to our customers." Customers highly appreciate the varied SUV portfolio of Mercedes-Benz. To date, more than six million customers worldwide have purchased a Mercedes-Benz SUV. In 2018, with more than 820,000 units sold, the SUVs were the strongest segment for Mercedes-Benz.
 
SUV genes skilfully brought to the fore: Exterior design
 
The Mercedes-Benz Concept GLB has a distinctive presence in the world of compact SUVs with its muscular proportions. The clear, surface-accentuated contours with reduced lines and precise joints convey effortless superiority and modernity. The upright front section with its striking MULTIBEAM LED headlamps is clear evidence of off-road genes, as are the short overhangs at the front and rear. The long wheelbase and the functional greenhouse are the decisive factors providing generous spaciousness for up to seven occupants.
 
The muscular and sensuously contoured vehicle shoulder dominates the side view, an effect reinforced by the rising waistline. The contiguous doors improve ease of access and keep the door apertures free of soiling. All-round protective claddings divide the overall proportions and emphasise the vehicle's off-road character.
 
The harmonious colour concept has exterior paintwork in designo cashmere white magno with high-gloss black mounted parts (e.g. the claddings or integrated roof box) as a contrast, plus discreet orange highlights in the radiator grille and as lettering on the outside mirror housings.
 
The chrome underguard at the front with integral air inlets in a stainless steel look emphasises the off-road qualities. The rear underguard echoes this theme, creating a balanced overall picture.
 
Extra show car elements: equipped for expeditions
 
With a series of distinctive extra elements the concept vehicle exhibits a particularly robust character. At the front and rear, two shrouds emerge from the roof frame and accommodate LED spotlights acting as ambient lighting and orientation aids when driving off-road.
 
The black roof rails end in a curve at the front and rear. A roof box is mounted on the rear area. The rough-treaded off-road tyres are on robust 17-inch wheels in a bicolour design.
 
High-quality finish and very spacious: the interior
 
In design terms the interior of the Concept GLB reveals its membership of the new Mercedes-Benz compact car family, but as a showcar and SUV it has a special leather features and special trim elements. And for the first time in a compact model by Mercedes-Benz, a third seat row with two additional single seats that can be recessed flush into the load compartment floor to increase load capacity. These seats are far more than emergency seats, and offer comfortable seating for two medium-sized occupants.
 
Make space: flexible seat arrangement in the second and third row
 
The backrest of the middle seat row is 40:20:40 split-folding, and can be folded down to create a level load surface. The seat surfaces have a 40:60 division. The second seat row is fore-and-aft adjustable by 140 mm - by 90 mm to the front to increase luggage space or legroom for occupants right in the rear, and by 50 mm to the rear if particularly generous legroom is required in a five-seat configuration. Eight-stage seat backrest inclination adjustment in the second seat row also facilitates adaptation according to the current space or comfort requirements.
 
To facilitate access to the third seat row, the seats in the second row have an Easy-Entry function: when the unlocking lever on the top outer edge of the backrest is operated, the backrest folds forward and the entire seat can be pushed forward. A total of four child seats can be attached in the second and third seat rows.
 
Contrast in chestnut: exclusive leather and open-pored walnut
 
The seats, fittings and door panels are partially lined in nappa and nubuk leather, the predominant colour tone being "chestnut brown". Echoing the exterior highlights, there are orange trim strips and seams in just a few places. The centre sections of the front seats have two parallel rows of perforations in their woven nubuk leather covers, revealing the orange-coloured fabric sub-layer. These extend from the front edge of the seat cushion to the upper edge of the integrated head restraint.
 
The wood trim elements on the dashboard and centre console are of open-pored walnut. The walnut panels have a chiselled honeycomb pattern that fades out towards the edges. The pedals in the footwell feature decorative inserts in the same material within a high-gloss metal surround, with an identical honeycomb pattern.
 
Dashboard: MBUX and off-road elements
 
The basic architecture of the dashboard corresponds to that of the B-Class, with a widescreen cockpit facing the driver and the functions and displays controlled via the Mercedes-Benz User Experience - MBUX. New features are the off-road-type tubular elements in milled aluminium which round off the dashboard at the lower end. These give the dashboard support an impression of robustness, power and a certain fun factor. Below the three round centre nozzles is the air conditioning control panel with an intentionally analogue look, whose buttons create the impression that they have been milled from a solid aluminium cylinder.
 
The robust character of the interior continues in the centre console. Aluminium tubular elements with a brushed structure in a grab-handle look lend solidity to the design of the components and controls. Along the doors, the SUV character is underlined by the horizontal grab handle that forms a robust part of the door panel structure as a machined aluminium tube.
 
Powertrain: Four-cylinder turbo with 165 kW/224 hp
 
The Concept GLB is powered by the M 260 four-cylinder petrol engine combined with an 8G-DCT dual clutch transmission, with a maximum output of 165 kW/224 hp and peak torque of 350 Nm. The engine block of diecast aluminium with cast iron cylinder liners has CONICSHAPE® technology, which is also known in-house as "trumpet-honing". To further minimise piston friction and lower fuel consumption, the cylinder bore is widened at the lower end of the cylinder liners. The resulting, conical shape resembles the mouth of a trumpet.
 
An innovative low-friction oil and optimised piston rings also reduce friction losses. To take account of the higher specific output, the pistons themselves feature cooling ducts. This also ensures more efficient combustion. The balance shafts for smooth engine-running are located in the lower section of the crankcase. To enhance comfort even further, there is a centrifugal pendulum damper in the powertrain.
 
Also in the aluminium four-valve cylinder head is CAMTRONIC, a variable valve timing system that allows two-stage adjustment of the valve lift on the intake side of the valve assembly. In the partial-load range, this variable valve lift adjustment allows less air to be fed to the combustion chamber with a smaller valve lift, which leads to lower gas cycle losses. In higher load ranges the system switches to the higher valve lift to achieve the engine's full power delivery.
 
All-wheel drive as a matter of course: 4MATIC with three selectable characteristics maps
 
The Concept GLB is equipped with the permanent all-wheel system 4MATIC, with fully-variable torque distribution. This sporty all-wheel drive configuration allows the driver to use the DYNAMIC SELECT switch to influence the characteristics of 4MATIC. Three characteristic maps are available to control the all-wheel drive clutch, though the system responds flexibly to the current driving situation in any mode. In regular driving operation, the drive programme "Eco/Comfort" is based on an 80:20 distribution (front axle:rear axle), while in "Sport" it is 70:30. In off-road mode the all-wheel drive clutch acts as an inter-axle differential lock, with the basic distribution a balanced 50:50.
 
4MATIC components include the power take-off to the rear axle, which is integrated into the automated dual clutch transmission, and the rear axle differential with an integrated multiplate clutch. This is electro-mechanically operated. Via a crown wheel and a ball ramp, an electric motor exerts an axial force on the clutch pack to open or close the plates. The rear axle differential compensates the different paths/rotational speeds of the rear wheels. The advantages of this control system are above all non-rpm-dependent operation across the entire actuation range, pilot control of the clutch while still stationary and higher efficiency thanks to the ball ramp concept.

 


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 08:34 PM

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pics looks really nice. Now wait n see if actual looks as good as pics.
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Posted 23 April 2019 - 01:03 PM

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Actually looking at the spec of GLB, it seems to be a 7 seater version of the GLC Class, particularly in the dimensions aspect.

 

GLB - 4,634mm (L) x 1,890mm (W) x 1,900mm (H)

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GLC - 4,656mm (L) x 1,890mm (W) x 1,639mm (H)

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Posted 23 April 2019 - 02:57 PM

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So it’s shorter than GLC but taller. Same width though.

Earlier pics looked like it was even bigger than GLC. I supposed the taller stance made it look deceivingly bigger than it actually is. Makes sense that it slots between GLA n GLC and also it being a mid sized SUV MPV. Those needing a full sized one will probably go for GLS.
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Posted 23 April 2019 - 04:45 PM

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I can see how they squeeze in the 3rd row.

 

By increasing the vertical height, and a more angular upright rear roofline of the current GLC boot space, they can fit in 2 foldable seats but that will mean zero rear luggage space with all seats up.

 

The GLB actually looks more rugged than GLC/GLA/GLE with it's wide flared fenders front and rear. Of course this is still concept, production will see the exterior tone down a notch or 2.

 

 

Actually looking at the spec of GLB, it seems to be a 7 seater version of the GLC Class, particularly in the dimensions aspect.

 

GLB - 4,634mm (L) x 1,890mm (W) x 1,900mm (H)

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GLC - 4,656mm (L) x 1,890mm (W) x 1,639mm (H)

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 01:03 AM

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Looks like a new class.
Definitely not a B styled vehicle.
Seems to be presented more as an off roader type.
Very jeepish, height inclusive.

Concept exterior looks fat and unrefined but brings out the jeep look
Grill super ugly
Front end ugly
Rear ok
Total package ok but looks somewhat off balanced
Interior pretty cool but it wont happen that way.

Overall Nah for me....
Wont buy.

Compare the GLC and GLB pics above is like Beauty and the Beast. 😁

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Posted 24 April 2019 - 01:48 AM

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GLB concept launched at Shanghai Auto Show 

 

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