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Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class Receives Minor Facelift and Electrified Engine Range for 2024

Key Highlights

  • The Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class, introduced in 2020, filled a gap in the market by offering a third row of seats in the smallest SUV category, though it is best suited for children. 
  • The 2024 model has undergone a minor facelift, including updated infotainment and an electrified engine range.

The exterior of the GLB-Class has undergone slight changes, with the front grille and bumper being updated and the LED graphics in the headlights and taillights being sharper. New 18- and 20-inch wheels and a Spectral Blue metallic paint option have been added.

Inside, the GLB-Class now has two 10.3-inch screens as standard, previously part of the Premium package, replacing the previous 7.0-inch screens in the 2023 base model. The latest version of Mercedes’s MBUX infotainment system is now installed in the GLB-Class, which supports wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and comes with an extra USB-C port and improved USB charging power.

The GLB-Class also has more standard equipment, such as automatic high beams, a parking package with a 360-degree camera view, and a Nappa leather steering wheel. The AMG Line package now includes a heated steering wheel, a new addition to the GLB-Class.

New Features

The 2024 GLB-Class now features a 48-volt hybrid system added to the turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine, allowing for an extra 13 horsepower in specific scenarios to aid acceleration or enable the vehicle to coast with the engine off. The start/stop system is now smoother, and the system can recover energy during braking to recharge both the 48-volt and 12-volt batteries. The peak power output remains at 221 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

The Mercedes-AMG GLB35 has undergone similar changes for 2024, with new exterior lighting, an updated AMG Performance steering wheel, and improved infotainment and phone connectivity. The turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine still produces 302 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque but now comes with the 48-volt hybrid system and the same 13-horsepower boost. The AMG GLB35 is also available with new 19- and 20-inch wheel designs.

The 2024 GLB-Class is expected to arrive in showrooms later this year, and there may be a slight price increase over the 2023 GLB250’s base price of $40,950 and the GLB35’s price tag of $52,650.

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