The Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 is about to come back in for an replace, as indicated by the latest sighting of a camouflaged prototype automobile.
Mercedes is within the means of updating its whole compact vary, beginning with the A-Class which can be dropped from the U.S. lineup as soon as the up to date model is launched, doubtless across the finish of the 12 months.
The up to date GLB-Class ought to arrive within the second half of 2023, doubtless as a 2024 model. Count on the AMG variations (GLB 35 and GLB 45) to reach about the identical time.
We have beforehand noticed a prototype for the up to date GLB-Class, and prototypes for the range-topping GLB 45 must also be out and about.
2024 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 facelift spy pictures – Photograph credit score: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
The GLB 35 prototype is simply evenly camouflaged, which is smart for an replace. There seems to be a revised grille and fascia up entrance, plus tweaks to the internals of the lights at each ends.
We will not spot the inside however some gentle tweaks are anticipated right here as nicely. We may even see a brand new steering wheel design, plus a revised middle console with the present model’s monitor pad changed by easier controls.
It is not clear what AMG has deliberate for the powertrain, however further energy is feasible. The GLB 35 is at the moment powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 rated at 302 hp. It is potential this up to date model beneficial properties a mild-hybrid setup or probably even a Components 1-style electrified turbocharger, one thing already launched in AMG’s newest C 43. It sees the C 43’s 2.0-liter engine spit out 402 hp, and the identical engine could also be dialed as excessive as 442 hp for AMG’s up to date 45-series, together with the up to date GLB 45.
The remainder of the GLB 35 package deal ought to stay the identical following the replace, that means a typical 7-speed dual-clutch automated, in addition to all-wheel drive with a most 50:50 torque break up.