• GLB: Completely versatile.

    Text: Jan Wilms | Photos: Mercedes-Benz AG

Special beauty queen.

“Does this have four-wheel drive?” asks Leonie von Hase as she approaches the GLB 250 4MATIC. “Oh, that’s perfect. I first learned to drive in off-road vehicles – when I was ten.” This little anecdote makes it clear: Miss Germany 2020 is exceptional in many ways. Leonie von Hase grew up on a sheep farm in Namibia, went on to study in Cape Town, and then moved to Germany in her 20s. Two additional attributes also make her a very special beauty queen: she is the first mother and, at 35 years old, the oldest winner of the coveted German title. Furthermore, she is also an entrepreneur: her German-based company, The Leonie Store, operates an an online vintage fashion shop.

GLB 250 4MATIC:
Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert: 7,4–7,1 kWh/100 km;
CO₂-Emissionen kombiniert: 168–162 g/km.1

Leonie von Hase tests the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4MATIC.

Highly spacious and elegant.

The GLB also embodies a reinterpretation of the traditional. At once highly spacious and elegant it has larger G-models in its design DNA, along with a host of digital technologies – from the “Hey Mercedes” voice control to its optional navigation with augmented reality.

As the first compact-class SUV to come from Mercedes-Benz, the GLB can be equipped with a third row of seats upon request. This can be folded up from out of the floor of the boot and offers comfortable seating for passengers up to 1.68 metres tall.

Leonie von Hase tests the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4MATIC.

Fits perfectly.

The GLB also has two Isofix connections for adding child car seats on the second and the optional third row of seats. And when Leonie von Hase wants to transport her stock, any luggage, or plants for her large garden, she can fold down the rear seat and extend the luggage space to 1,805 litres. The car fits perfectly into her active life with husband, child and dog. And at the weekend, it appeals to her sense of adventure. “Of course, I still love off-roading,” she says and activates the off-road driving mode, which allows the GLB to safely navigate snow as well as lighter off-road terrain.

“However, none of our 4x4s were ever as chic as this one.” The GLB can do quite a lot more too: its ENERGIZING package refreshes drivers during long trips on hot days with ten-minute ENERGIZING comfort programmes that cool the interior temperature and seat, switch on a seat massage, and set the tone with music and ambient lighting. “The massage function in particular could become my favourite feature,” she says. In fact, Leonie von Hase and the GLB are a perfect match for each other. Both are pioneers in their disciplines.

Fits perfectly.

The GLB also has two Isofix connections for adding child car seats on the second and the optional third row of seats. And when Leonie von Hase wants to transport her stock, any luggage, or plants for her large garden, she can fold down the rear seat and extend the luggage space to 1,805 litres. The car fits perfectly into her active life with husband, child and dog. And at the weekend, it appeals to her sense of adventure. “Of course, I still love off-roading,” she says and activates the off-road driving mode, which allows the GLB to safely navigate snow as well as lighter off-road terrain.

“However, none of our 4x4s were ever as chic as this one.” The GLB can do quite a lot more too: its ENERGIZING package refreshes drivers during long trips on hot days with ten-minute ENERGIZING comfort programmes that cool the interior temperature and seat, switch on a seat massage, and set the tone with music and ambient lighting. “The massage function in particular could become my favourite feature,” she says. In fact, Leonie von Hase and the GLB are a perfect match for each other. Both are pioneers in their disciplines.

A new kind of flexibility.

Leonie von Hase tests the GLB 250 4MATIC in Berlin city traffic and the surrounding area of Brandenburg. The SUV impresses with its elegant design, compact dimensions, a highly adaptable interior – and an off-road mode for safe driving on light terrain.

Leonie von Hase tests the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4MATIC.

More information.

Kraftstoffverbrauch kombiniert CO₂-Emissionen kombiniert Stromverbrauch im kombinierten Testzyklus

Product may vary after press date on 11.12.2020.

1 Die angegebenen Werte wurden nach dem vorgeschriebenen Messverfahren ermittelt. Es handelt sich um die „NEFZ-CO₂-Werte“ i. S. v. Art. 2 Nr. 1 Durchführungsverordnung (EU) 2017/1153. Die Kraftstoffverbrauchswerte wurden auf Basis dieser Werte errechnet. Der Stromverbrauch wurde auf der Grundlage der VO 692/2008/EG ermittelt. Weitere Informationen zum offiziellen Kraftstoffverbrauch und den offiziellen spezifischen CO₂-Emissionen neuer Personenkraftwagen können dem „Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO₂-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch aller neuen Personenkraftwagenmodelle“ entnommen werden, der an allen Verkaufsstellen und bei der Deutschen Automobil Treuhand GmbH unter www.dat.de unentgeltlich erhältlich ist.

4 Angaben zu Kraftstoffverbrauch, Stromverbrauch und CO₂-Emissionen sind vorläufig und wurden vom Technischen Dienst für das Zertifizierungsverfahren nach Maßgabe des WLTP-Prüfverfahrens ermittelt und in NEFZ-Werte korreliert. Eine EG-Typgenehmigung und Konformitätsbescheinigung mit amtlichen Werten liegen noch nicht vor. Abweichungen zwischen den Angaben und den amtlichen Werten sind möglich.

6 Stromverbrauch und Reichweite wurden auf der Grundlage der VO 692/2008/EG ermittelt. Stromverbrauch und Reichweite sind abhängig von der Fahrzeugkonfiguration. Weitere Informationen zum offiziellen Kraftstoffverbrauch und den offiziellen spezifischen CO₂-Emissionen neuer Personenkraftwagen können dem „Leitfaden über den Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO₂-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch aller neuen Personenkraftwagenmodelle“ entnommen werden, der an allen Verkaufsstellen und bei der Deutschen Automobil Treuhand GmbH unter www.dat.de unentgeltlich erhältlich ist.