Mercedes continues the development of its powerful compact crossover AMG GLB 35, testing the vehicle in very cold climate conditions. The car gets a lot of glimpses from AMG, including the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo engine, which debuted at the A35 and launched 301 hp and 400 Nm of torque.
The four-wheel drive will be powered by a 7-speed twin-clutch transmission. The all-wheel-drive system is revised to that of the previous A45 AMG. The specific adaptive suspension and reinforced body will ensure that the AMG GLB 35 2020 will offer more versatility and responsiveness.
The design of Mercedes AMG GLB 35 will include a full AMG package that includes bumper-specific bumpers – with larger air intakes at the front, AMG front grille, more expressive side skirts, larger rims, and a double exhaust system.
The interior will not differ much from the A-Class. However, this is bad news from Mercedes fans, as the compact model boasts its high-tech atmosphere inside, with accents that include a minimalist design and the Mercedes-Benz MBUX entertainment system that uses two large digital displays.
We still do not know if Mercedes will create the full AMG 45 version, which is expected to debut with the A-Class hatch this year, offering over 400 hp and a new “drift mode”.
Mercedes is expected to unveil the new GLB all this summer, followed by the AMG 35 version shortly thereafter.