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Production Mercedes-Benz GLB Slated for Frankfurt Debut

Production Mercedes-Benz GLB Slated for Frankfurt Debut

Mercedes-Benz just showed off its GLB Concept a few weeks ago at the Geneva Motor Show, but the production version is apparently right around the corner. A new report suggests the GLB will debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show.

Mercedes enthusiast website MB Passion is reporting the production GLB will bow in September in Frankfurt as a seven-seat crossover SUV. Their report backs up earlier claims that the production GLB would be shown by the end of the year, with production commencing at the end of the year.

The GLB will be based on Mercedes’ MFA architecture, the same architecture that underpins the A Class and CLA Class, meaning this will be a front-wheel-drive Mercedes product. Expect the design to mirror the concept very closely, with the interior nearly a carbon copy of the A Class interior.

As the report confirms, the GLB will offer three rows of seats within this fairly compact footprint. Expect Mercedes’ well-known turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder to be the primary engine offering, with diesel options in the European model.

While the GLB may end up on the market at the tail end of the year in Europe, it is not expected to be sold in the U.S until 2020.





 

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