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2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: November 24, 2020

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The 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 is the newest appellation to the lineup of the automaker's compact high riders. An all new vehicle from the ground up, the AMG GLB 35 takes the reins forward from the standard GLB-Class that arrived on the scene last year and will arrive in dealerships in December 2020. Carrying an MSRP of $45,000, it is offered in a single standalone trim that draws its power from a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 cylinder engine that churns out 302 hp along with 295 lb-ft of torque. The power is tamed by an 8-speed automatic transmission that can put it on the wheels via the world famous 4Matic AWD drivetrain.

2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35
2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35

Carrying some of the latest technological features in its interiors, the 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 is the classic example of how to make an already feature-rich luxurious high rider into a power-mad performance-centric daily driver. Drawing its design cues from the Mercedes Maybach GLS 600, and the Mercedes AMG GLC 43, the AMG GLB 35 carves a very likable yet reminiscent silhouette. With its penchant for taming all surfaces. In the evergrowing compact crossover segment, the 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 accepts the challenge from well-known names like the BMW X2 M35i and Alfa Romeo Stelvio and takes the competition right to their gates. 

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Pros

Powerful engine

Comfortable and luxurious cabin

MBUX Infotainment is a breeze

Smooth and serene ride quality

Tech Friendly

Cons

Driver pleasure is somewhat lacking

Add-on options are pricey

What's New?

The 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 is a totally new car.


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$45000

bodystyle

Crossover

passenger capacity

5

top speed

155 mph

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

2.0L

horsepower

302 hp

torque

295 lb-ft

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

brake rotors (f/r)

12.6

dimensions

wheelbase

111.4 in.

length

182.4 in.

width

72.2 in.

height

65.3 in.

curb weight

3759 lbs.

ground clearance

7.9 in.

capacity

cargo volume

20.1 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.1 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

21/31/27 mpg

highway range

459 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/ 50,000 miles

powertrain warranty

4 years/ 50,000 miles

corrosion warranty

4 years/ 50,000 miles


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Ratings

Features

9.0

Buying Advice

8.0

Engine And Performance

8.0

Fuel Economy

7.5

Interior

8.5

Safety

8.5

8.3

OVERALL RATING

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2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 Base

Base

power
TBD
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TBD
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TBD

$45,000


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The 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 is an all-new model that joins the ranks of high-performance compact high riders in December 2020. Carrying a price tag of $45,000, it is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 cylinder engine that churns out 302 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. This comes mated to an 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission that puts power on the wheels through the standard AWD drivetrain.

Offered in a single trim, you get a tall boy design that incorporates luxury, performance, and practicality in one cohesive design. In the price you pay for it, you get LED Headlamps with LED DRLs, LED Taillamps, Twin tailpipes, automatic dual-zone climate control, MBUX infotainment with new-generation voice control, MB-Tex microfiber upholstery, and 19-inch wheels with all-season performance tires as standard fitments. With its approach to the segment, the ride faces competition from like-minded performance high riders like the BMW X2 M35i and the Alfa Romeo Stelvio

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 SUV front view
2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 SUV rear view

9.0/10
Features

8.0/10
Buying Advice

8.0/10
Engine and Performance

7.5/10
Fuel Economy

8.5/10
Interior

8.5/10
Safety


2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 Features

9.0/10

Being an AMG offering, the 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 comes in a single standalone trim that is priced at $45,000. Slotting itself right above the AMG GLA lineup and below the AMG GLC lineup, the AMG GLB 35 offers some of the best features for the moniker ranging from AMG specific to upgrades from the standard GLB-Class. 

Model 

2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35

MSRP

$45,000

key Features

MBUX infotainment system with new-generation Voice Control

 

Automatic Dual Zone Climate Control

 

19-inch AMG 5-spoke light-alloy wheels with all-season performance tires

 

Standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

 

Panoramic Roof

 

AMG inspired Radiator Grille

 

LED Headlamps, LED Taillamps and LED DRLs

  MB-Tex / DINAMICA microfiber upholstery seats with contrast red stitching

With the 2021 AMG GLB 35, you get Automatic Dual-Zone Climate control, MB-Tex microfiber upholstery with contrast red stitching, LED Headlamps, taillamps, and DRLs, and a Panoramic roof as standard. According to the brand, this is also the first AMG 35 model to bear the signature AMG radiator grille.

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 Maintenance, Reliability and Warranty

2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 Reliability Ratings and Recalls

Mercedes has always tried to maintain the stance of being a reliable automaker and has managed to deliver on that front as the standard GLB-Class scored 4 stars out of 5 in the J.D. Power reliability rating. The 2021 AMG GLB 35 is yet to reach the hands of buyers, but it will certainly maintain the rating of 76 out of 100 that the standard GLB-Class managed to score, if not improve upon it. The reliability score is based on a few parameters which are as follows:

Parameter Score out of 100 Verdict
Quality and Reliability 69 Average
Dealership Experience 83 Great
Driving Experience 82 Great

Since the Mercedes Benz GLB Class was a new vehicle, it has seen 4 recalls so far. Most of them were concerned with build quality issues which have all been rectified so far. Hopefully, the brand will understand the mistakes it made and make sure that these do not creep in with the 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35.

2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 Cost of Ownership

The 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 is going to be part of the elite crop of vehicles that the automaker sets apart for those who want the absolute best for the price they pay. Hence, the ownership and upkeep costs are also high. The AMG GLB 35 will start at a price of $45,000 without any add-on options. Considering you pick it up as is, the true cost to own the 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 for 5-years will be somewhere around $63,000.

This is because of the fact that it will undergo heavy depreciation because of its stature and also incur high maintenance and fuel costs, all thanks to the AMG side of things which makes things go "Cha-Ching". In order to keep costs low, you can pick up an extended warranty plan with a periodic maintenance plan that can offset ownership costs up to about 20% in the long run.

2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 Warranty

The 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 comes with a standard bumper-to-bumper warranty of 4 years or 50,000 Miles; whichever comes first. The powertrain and roadside assistance are also in place for the same period as the standard warranty, and it can be availed at any Mercedes Benz service outlet across the country. Unfortunately, you don't get any complimentary service maintenance in the first year, so that might stick out like a sore thumb for some people. The other coverages in the warranty are:

Criteria 

Period

Limited Warranty

4 years / 50,000 Miles; whichever comes first 

Powertrain Warranty

4 years / 50,000 Miles; whichever comes first 

24-Hour Roadside Assistance 

4 years / 50,000 Miles; whichever comes first 

Corrosion Warranty 4 years / 50,000 Miles; whichever comes first

For some of you, the standard warranty might seem too short for a ride that you plan to hold for a longer period of time. To that avail, you guys can purchase the Mercedes Benz Extended Warranty that can cover up to 7-years or 100,000 miles; whichever comes first. Here is the kicker, if you think you drive less, you can reduce the mileage coverage period to 75,000 miles to suit your needs as well. The extended warranty plans start from $2,150 and go up to $3,600 depending on the coverages you opt for.

Miles Per Dollar

The 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 is certainly not a cost-effective ride to own, and hence you can expect about 5.8 miles per dollar that you spend on it. Consecutively, you will be spending around 18 cents per mile that you drive it around. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 Buying Advice

8.0/10

Carrying a price tag of $45,000 the Mercedes AMG GLB 35 brings a majestic and luxurious build as is along with the power to gallop like no other. With AMG specific cosmetic highlights and accents and, added driver assistance features, the ride strikes a perfect bargain for the price as a value for money option for everyone who wants to get the absolute latest and greatest feature-packed ride in the segment.

Is buying a used Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 SUV a good idea?

Mercedes actually builds its cars to last a whole lot longer than you might expect them to last. Despite bearing the AMG tag and getting that booster shot of performance and power, the ride is more than primed enough to go on dauntlessly through the years. Hence, it's not a bad idea to pick them up from the used car market if you can handle the upkeep costs. That being said, the 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 is a totally new ride from the automaker and it would actually be a surprise to find a used one before it ever finds its way to the dealerships to be sold. However, if you still want to get your hands on a used Mercedes Benz, then be sure to check out the deals we have curated for you on used Mercedes Benz cars

Mercedes Benz vehicles depreciate about 19% in the first year and then lose about 33% more value by the end of year 5 hence losing about 52 % of their value. So we would recommend picking up any Mercedes Benz from the 2016 model year as you can virtually pick it up in less than half the price now. Furthermore, if you play your cards right, you might actually walk away with a sweet deal that will save you a couple thousand dollars in your bank account.

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 Engine and Performance

8.0/10

The 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 is all about stepping up the game in the new decade and hence is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 cylinder engine which delivers an impressive 302 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft of torque. This powertrain comes hooked up to an 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission that can easily tame the power and put them on all the wheels via the world-famous 4Matic AWD drivetrain that comes as standard fitment for the AMG models.

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 comes with a 2.0L turbocharged inline-4 engine that produces 302 hp.

While the 302 ponies under the hood might not seem like a lot, but you can rest assured that for a performance-centric family driver, this is more than enough to move your soul. Furthermore, the transmission adds its own finishing touches to enhance the overall drive experience that the AMG GLB 35 is made to offer.

Models

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35

2021 BMW X2 M35i

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

MSRP

$45,000

$46,450

$45,800

Engine

2.0L Turbo Inline-4

2.0L Turbo Inline-4

2.0L Turbo Inline-4

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

Power

302-hp @ 5,500rpm

301hp@5,000rpm

280hp@5,200rpm

Torque

295-lb-ft@1400 rpm

331lb-ft@1,750rpm

306lb-ft@2,000rpm

In the lineup, the Mercedes AMG GLB 35 sits at the pole position like Lewis Hamiton at the end of an F1 championship (who is also a Mercedes driver by the way). The BMW X2 M35i pretty much matches the prowess of the Merc and actually takes it forward with the best torque figures in the segment. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio gets a powertrain derived from the minds at Ferrari, Maranello, but still falls short in terms of sheer numbers on the board. 

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 SUV Acceleration and Braking Performance

The AMG lineup of Mercedes Benz is made to show-off to the world what the brand's conventional rides can achieve when they are given a performance enhancement drug. The 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 has made the tall claim that it can complete the 0-60 mph run in 5.1 seconds which is more than impressive for a 3600 lbs ride

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 can complete the 0-60 mph run in 5.1 seconds.

To handle this kind of athleticism, the brakes have been given a significant bump as the AMG GLB 35 comes with ventilated 13.6-inch rotors both in the front and back. ABS with EBD comes standard for the ride as it possesses confidence while slowing down as well. Thankfully the calipers are coated with ceramics properly and hence are sure to last longer than usual.

Models

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 (Expected)

BMW X2 M35i

Alfa Romeo Stelvio

0-60 MPH

5.1 sec

4.7 sec

5.4 sec

Quarter Mile

N/A

14.9 sec

14.0 sec

Top Speed

155 MPH

155 MPH

143 MPH

0-60 MPH

NA

NA

117 ft

Among its rivals, the BMW X2 M35i takes the top spot despite being heavier than the Merc while the Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the heaviest of the lot and it shows when you bury the throttle in. While the Stelvio hushes off in a jiffy, it takes slightly longer to hit the sweet spot in the 0-60 mph run. The braking prowess of the BMW and Mercedes AMG are yet to be seen, but if they want to come out on top, they will probably have to beat the bar set by the Italian which might seem like a piece of cake but in reality, isn't. 

2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 Handling and Drive Experience

The 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 is made especially for those who enjoy the feel of a compact high rider but appreciate the punchiness of a Sportster. Bringing those together under one roof, the AMG GLB 35 certainly does pack the punch to bring a smile to your face whether you are coming back home from work or just getting a feel of the drive on your favorite highway. The adaptive steering system and adaptive dampers make sure to tickle your senses whilst maintaining composure while you tame the sharpest of turns with confidence.

The 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 can cut sharp corners like a pro.

The tall-boy design allows the interiors to remain serene and comfortable at all times, and any road imperfection is hardly ever felt inside. The steering system provides ample feedback about the whereabouts of the wheels and yet does not give any room for any sort of body roll. Thanks to the refinements of AMG, using the 5 drive modes, namely, Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, and Individual, you can truly explore and tap into the full potential of the crossover in its full glory. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 Fuel Economy

7.5/10

Mercedes has often pursued performance and luxury more than fuel frugality and the AMG badge bears the full brunt of it as their fuel consumption is quite high. The 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 is no different in its pursuits, however, it manages to furnish fairly acceptable MPG figures for its stature. The crossover offers 23 MPG in the city, 31 MPG on the highway, and 27 MPG combined which is supported by an average sized 14.8 gallon fuel tank. After a full refueling stop, you can expect an overall range of 400 miles which is more than agreeable for a luxurious daily driver with a performance streak.

Models

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35

2021 BMW X2 M35i

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

MPG (City)

23

23

22

MPG (Highway)

31

30

28

MPG (Combined)

27

26

24

Fuel Capacity

14.8 gallons

16.1 gallons

16.9 gallons

Range (City/Hwy/Combined)

340/459/400

370/483/418 

372/473/405 

The Mercedes AMG GLB 35 stays true to its roots, and yet manages to offer decent fuel economy figures that propel it to the top spot (even if by a small margin). The Bavarian X2 M35i is left grinding its teeth as it misses out on the top spot by that much on account of slightly lower highway fuel economy. The Stelvio tries hard to break the cycle of being tagged a gas guzzler, but unfortunately, still remains in that category when compared to the other two. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 Interior

8.5/10

The 2021 Mercedes GLB 35 gets a comfortable five-seater interior and comes equipped with the latest infotainment system to keep the passengers entertained. The car comes with many added features like adaptive cruise control, decent space in the front and rear seats, sporty steering wheel and many more. Standard for the AMG GLB 35 is the MB-Tex microfiber upholstery with contrast red-stitching to give it an aggressive vibe. All surfaces from the dashboard to the seats to the door panels get the MB-Tex upholstery treatment while the steering wheel gets perforated leather upholstery.

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 SUV cockpit area

You get power-adjustable and heated front seats that offer ample bolstering and comfort to the occupants without ever feeling cramped. The dashboard looks spectacular and futuristic with the triple A/C vents in the center and one at each corner. For the 2021 AMG GLB 35, you get a continuous infotainment screen that doubles back both as the driver's display and also the MBUX primary infotainment screen.

 

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 SUV front seats

Along with the technological gizmos that it has going for it, there is also the majestic touchpad controller in the center console along with the shifter lever, both of which are wrapped in the same perforated leather as the steering wheel. Below the shifter is some cubby space to stow away your phone or to put it for charging when you need to.

Models

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35

2021 BMW X2 M35i

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

34.9/55.9/41.0

38.9/55.6/42.0

40.2/N/A/36.6

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.1/54.8/38.0

37.1/53.9/36.7

38.9/N/A/35.9

Compared to the others, the GLB 35 actually offers the maximum space in the rear, especially in the legroom which is where the Alfa Romeo Stelvio finds its Achilles' Heel. The rear cabin on the AMG GLB 35 is as comfortable as the front and offers ample room for even the tall guys to stretch out and find space for themselves without ever feeling cramped. The most notable features of the interiors of the 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 are:

  • 10.25-inch digital driver display
  • Power front seats with 3-position memory
  • 40/20/40-split folding 2nd-row seats
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Remote Start via Mercedes me Mobile App
  • 4-way manually adjustable steering column
  • 2nd-row center armrest with dual cupholders
  • SmartKey with KEYLESS-START and GO
  • Power liftgate
  • Illuminated entry system
  • Cruise control
  • Household-type 115V power outlet
  • Sport front seats
  • MB-Tex/DINAMICA upholstery with contrast red stitching
  • HANDS-FREE ACCESS

Overall, the brand has added AMG-specific highlights all around the cabin of the AMG GLB 35 that are sure to keep you busy and enthralled at the same time.

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 Infotainment System

After a long day at work, the 10.25-inch MBUX infotainment system on the 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 can actually rejuvenate you. With features like voice command, gesture control, touchpad, Bluetooth, USB connectivity, you can use any and every means necessary to calm your nerves and soothe yourself. By 2021, the ride will also add Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability in the mix as well. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 comes with the MBUX infotainment system

The system is actually quite responsive and intuitive and understands what you want after a few uses. Furthermore, once you are past the learning curve, it becomes a breeze to use this system. The best is yet to come as the ride gets the best sound system that money can buy in the form of the 12-speaker Burmester Surround Sound System which packs more than enough punch to engulf you and make you feel like you are in an amphitheater. The most notable features of this system are:

  • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system 
  • 12-speaker Burmester Surround Sound System
  • MB Navigation
  • MB Interior Assistant 
  • Wireless Charging
  • Bluetooth
  • 4G WiFi hotspot
  • USB ports
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • SiriusXM Satellite and HD Radio
  • TuneIn Radio
  • Voice Control with "Hey Mercedes" Activation
  • Touchpad controller

2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 Cargo Space

In the body structure of the standard Mercedes Benz GLB-Class, the 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 brings forward its unique identity. However, some of the practical cues like the cargo space of 20.1 cu-ft are retained. With this space, the AMG GLB 35 can carry household supplies of 2 months quite easily. If you ever find this space short, you can fold down the rear seats to open up the cabin to 62 cu-ft.

Model 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 2021 BMW X2 M35i 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
Cargo Space 20.1 cu-ft. 21.6 cu-ft 18.5 cu-ft

In comparison to the rest, the X2 M35i takes the cake with the maximum amount of cargo space. The GLB 35 actually comes in the second spot while the Stelvio despite being the longest, has the least amount of cargo capacity

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 SUV dashboard
2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 SUV front seats
2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 SUV seating layout
2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 SUV infotainment screen
2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 SUV dashbaord

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 Exterior

The 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 draws its design cues from a lot of its siblings ranging from the Maybach GLS to the AMG GLC. In the front, you get the vertical AMG grille with the LED headlamps with LED DRLs that can easily remind you of any of the AMG GLC twins. It also gets massive side vents in the front bumper along with a pronounced front diffuser that helps in keeping the ride grounded in high-speed chases (not that you might find yourself in one). 

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 looks suave yet aggressive.

The 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 rides higher than the standard GLB-Class as it comes with 19-inch wheels with summer performance tires. This bump in the wheel size directly impacts the ground clearance which now stands at 8.2-inches. If you are all about big wheels, fret not as the brand has got you covered with an option of picking up 20-inch or 21-inch wheels as well. If you do pick those up, be prepared to shell out more money in upkeep as the wheels will wear out fairly quickly.

Models

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35

2021 BMW X2 M35i

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Curb Weight

3600 lbs.

3721 lbs.

4044 lbs.

Length

173.6"

172.2"

184.6"

Width

72.2"

71.8"

74.9"

Height

63.5"

60.1"

66"

Ground Clearance

8.2"

7.2"

N/A

Wheelbase

107.4"

105.1"

111"

The Alfa Romeo Stelvio might look petite but is actually the heftiest and longest one in the lineup. The Mercedes AMG GLB 35 actually is the lightest one of the lot and also has the maximum ground clearance which can come in handy if you want to tread off to a wild adventure. The BMW X2 M35i finds the perfect spot in the middle and makes sure that it remains there with composure and panache.

The 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 looks reminiscent of the Mercedes Maybach GLS 600 from the rear.

As you move over to the back of the AMG GLB 35, you cannot help but notice the likeness of the overall design to the Maybach GLS, especially the LED Taillamps. The reminiscent design does not look out of place but certainly does portray a sense of identity crisis for a new ride. The standout features of the exteriors are:

  • 19-inch AMG 5-spoke light-alloy wheels
  • Rain-sensing intermittent windshield wipers
  • LED Headlamps 
  • LED Taillamps
  • LED DRLs
  • Brushed metallic paint job
  • Radiator Grille
  • Twin Tailpipes
  • Front Splitter
  • Body-colored heated side mirrors
2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 SUV tail light
2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 SUV top view
2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 SUV
2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 SUV front view
2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 SUV rear view
2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 SUV left side view
2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 SUV right side view

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 Safety

8.5/10

Being trendsetters from its inception, the folks at Mercedes Benz have made sure to provide all of their vehicles with the best safety features for the price. The 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 is yet to reveal what kind of features it will offer on the board, but considering that it will slot in above the standard GLB-Class, you can expect it to have those features and then add some extra features to handle that surge in power and performance.

The Mercedes Benz GLB-Class arrived on the scene just last year and has not been tested by either the NHTSA or the IIHS so far, but if it does get tested, you can expect it to pass with flying colors. The following are the notable safety features that the 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 will come with as a bare minimum:

  • Active Brake Assist
  • Mercedes-Benz Emergency Call service
  • ATTENTION ASSIST
  • LED Daytime Running Lamps and Front fog lamps
  • LED headlamps and taillamps
  • Blind Spot Assist with Exit Warning Assist
  • Rearview camera
  • Crosswind Assist
  • 7 airbags
  • Antilock Braking System (ABS)
  • Adaptive braking technology
  • Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR)
  • Brake Assist (BAS)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • 4-wheel Electronic Traction System (4-ETS)
  • Advanced Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Rear-window wiper with auto-on in Reverse
  • Anti-theft alarm system with remote panic feature

While these are the features of the standard GLB-Class, you can expect some additional features like the Pre-Safe and various assistance features to be made standard for the AMG GLB 35. 

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 Competition

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 SUV Vs BMW X2 M35i

The 2021 BMW X2 M35i is almost as new as the Mercedes Benz GLB Class but has been around for 2 years longer. As the M35i, it sits at the top of the X2 lineup with the best features thrown in as standard in a price that is only slightly higher than the Merc. However, that bump in the price seems justified as you are getting better MPG figures, a massively capable safety suite and the quintessential performance prowess of the M-Line vehicles.

 

2021 BMW X2 M35i

The Mercedes AMG GLB 35 takes the cake in terms of sheer luxury outlook it offers along with the award winning MBUX infotainment system it comes with. Furthermore, it is priced lower than the Bimmer, so the competition is quite stiff in a manner of speaking.

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 SUV Vs Alfa Romeo Stelvio

The 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the classic stylish competitor with a flair for theatrics. Powered by an engine that has been derived by the minds working at Ferrari, Maranello, the Stelvio actually manages to perform spectacularly on the roads. Giving the driver a full feel of the drive, its interiors are equally enthralling to make sure that you are fully spoilt. That being said, the reliability factor of Alfa Romeos is very dilapidated and does not match its German counterparts till yet.

 

2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

The 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 offers a tried and tested approach along with the essential eye for luxury which makes it a perfect buy against the competitive price tag of the Alfa Romeo Stelvio.

2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 Final Verdict

The 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 offers a unique yet familiar power-packed outlook to the ride. Adorning comfortable, luxurious yet sporty interiors, it is neither here nor there in terms of space in the cabin, however is surely feature-packed. Furthermore, in front of its adversaries, the ride is adequately powered but carries a slightly higher price tag which is more than acceptable when you gauge the overall feel of the ride. 
Hence, we would definitely recommend you to buy the 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 as your next ride. 

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2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When is the 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 coming to dealerships?

The 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 is a brand new model under the GLB umbrella and will reach dealerships in December 2020.

What is the price of the 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35?

The Mercedes AMG GLB 35 slots in above the AMG GLA and below the AMG GLC and hence will carry an MSRP of $45,000.

Who are the competitors of the 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35?

The 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 is actually a luxury crossover with a performance streak and hence finds a lot of competition. In the price of the AMG GLB 35, you can buy the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, BMW X2 M35i, Infiniti QX50, Acura RDX, Porsche Macan, and Volvo XC40.

What warranty does the 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 offer?

The 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 comes with a standard bumper-to-bumper warranty of 4 years or 50,000 miles; whichever comes first. The powertrain warranty and roadside assistance are also valid for this duration.

How much would I have to pay for leasing the 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35?

The 2021 Mercedes AMG GLB 35 is yet to hit the dealerships in December 2020. However, considering its price bracket, you will have to pay around $650 per month to lease the AMG GLB 35 for 36 months.

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