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Small Changes for Mercedes' Smallest AMG: The 2024 GLB 35


2024 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 front 3/4 view

Four years in, the tiny (roughly the same dimensions as a Honda CR-V) Mercedes-Benz GLB and its AMG variant, the GLB 35, get some minor tweaks and that's about it.


2024 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 rear 3/4 view

The front and rear styling has been freshened, the LED headlights and taillights have been revised, there are a couple of new wheel choices, and as you can see from these photos, the Starling Blue Metallic paint just pops.



2024 Mercedes-Benz GLB 35 hood up


2024 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 engine

Under the hood, it's the same 302-horsepower, 295 lb-ft of torque from a 2.0-liter turbo four as the '21 GLB 35 I reviewed two and a half years ago, but with a bonus 13 horsepower boost from a 48-volt mild hybrid system. The EPA fuel economy estimate remains 23 mpg combined city/highway.


2024 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 sport plus display

And as with my previous review, my recommendation is to put the adaptive drive mode into "S+" and leave it there. The "Sport Plus" setting raises the shift points, tightens the suspension and steering response and the exhaust snarls to let you know the GLB is ready for action. Sixty from a standing start happens in 5.1 seconds.



2024 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 rear liftgate open


2024 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 rear seat


2024 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 front seats


2024 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 front seat detail


2024 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 instrument panel

The base price of the 2024 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 is $59,050. The window sticker that came with the vehicle lists destination and delivery as $0.00, so we'll take their word on that for now (those charges are usually anywhere between $950 and $1500 on most vehicles).


Standard at that price are everything we've discussed so far apart from the Starling Blue Metallic paint (a $750 option), as well as AMG Performance 4MATIC all wheel drive, twin 10.25-inch screens, one for driver information, the other for infotainment, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a SiriusXM Platinum Plan trial, ambient lighting, power heated front seats with lumbar support, split-folding rear seats, rain-sensing wipers, keyless start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a Burmester surround sound audio system, a panoramic sunroof, carbon-structure interior trim, black MB-Tex and microfiber upholstery with red stitching and a comprehensive suite of active safety features.



2024 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 steering wheel and instrument display


2024 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 center console


2024 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 center stack

In addition to the Starling Blue Metallic paint, extra-cost options on our tester included the Exclusive Trim (power folding mirrors, hands-free liftgate and passive keyless entry) for $2,150, an upgrade from there to the Pinnacle trim (adding a head-up display, MBUX Interior Assistant and animated logo projectors) for an additional $950, 21-inch matte black AMG multi-spoke wheels for $2,450, and the Multimedia Package including augmented video for navigation at $1,300.


All told, the as-tested price of the 2024 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 is $66,650.



2024 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 front view


2024 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 side view


2024 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 rear view

If you're one of the drivers who needs an SUV instead of a sedan or coupe, but for whom speed trumps size, the 2024 Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 is a small package of very good things.











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