- The 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class receives a minor facelift with subtle exterior changes and new interior features.
- The biggest change to the cabin is the standard 10.3-inch screen, which was previously part of the optional Premium package.
- The AMG-tuned GLB250 and GLB35 get a 48-volt hybrid system that can inject an extra 13 hp in certain driving conditions.
When the Mercedes-Benz GLB class arrives for 2020, it fills the niche between the subcompact GLA and the compact GLC and becomes the smallest SUV on the market to offer a third row of seats, albeit the most suitable for children. For 2024, the GLB receives a mild refresh, bringing minor styling changes, upgraded infotainment and an electric engine lineup.
Visually, not much has changed. The front bumper and grille are slightly modified while the headlights and taillights feature sharper LED graphics. The GLB also adds a Spectral Blue metallic paint option and new 18- and 20-inch wheels.
Inside, the two 10.3-inch screens that were once part of the Premium package are now standard, a big improvement over the 7.0-inch screen on the base 2023 model. The GLB now runs the latest version of Mercedes’ MBUX infotainment system, supporting wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well gains an additional USB-C port and enhanced USB charging power.
Mercedes also includes more standard equipment, including automatic high beams, a parking package that adds a 360-degree camera view, and a nappa leather steering wheel. For the first time, the GLB offers a heated steering wheel with the AMG Line package.
Under the hood, the GLB’s turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four gets a 48-volt hybrid system, with a belt-driven starter generator providing an additional 13 horsepower in certain situations to aid acceleration or allow the vehicle to land with the engine off. The setup also makes the start/stop system smoother and recovers energy during braking to recharge both the 48-volt and 12-volt batteries. Peak power remains the same at 221 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.
The sporty Mercedes-AMG GLB35 receives a similar revision for 2024, with new exterior lights, an updated AMG Performance steering wheel and similar benefits to infotainment and phone connectivity. The 2.0-liter turbo four-pot still produces 302 hp and 295 pound-feet of torque but also adds a 48-volt hybrid system with the same 13 hp boost.
The AMG GLB35 can also be had with new 19- and 20-inch wheel designs. The 2024 GLB-Class will hit showrooms later this year, and we expect a slight increase over the 2023 GLB250’s base price of $40,950 and the GLB35’s $52,650 price tag.
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