2024 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 spy pictures: Mid-cycle replace coming
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 strategy of updating its complete compact vary, beginning with the A-Class which will likely be dropped from the U.S. lineup as soon as the up to date model is launched, probably across the finish of the 12 months.
The up to date GLB-Class ought to arrive within the second half of 2023, probably as a 2024 mannequin. Anticipate 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 barely frivolously 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 won’t spot the inside however some delicate tweaks are anticipated right here as effectively. We might even see a brand new steering wheel design, plus a revised middle console with the present mannequin’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 doable this up to date model features a mild-hybrid setup or presumably even a System 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 bundle ought to stay the identical following the replace, which means an ordinary 7-speed dual-clutch automated, in addition to all-wheel drive with a most 50:50 torque cut up.