When Auto Nation Group (ANG) launched the Mercedes-Benz GLB here in the Philippines in 2020, we were wondering: Will the Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 make its way over to our market, too? Well, it appears we already have our answer.
ANG has just announced that this Mercedes-AMG product is now available in the Philippines with a P5,690,000 price tag. Hefty? You tell us. What does this amount get you? As far as styling goes, it basically looks the same as the ‘regular’ GLB that arrived before it, only with some sportier exterior details here and there. There’s an AMG-specific radiator trim, 19-inch AMG light-alloy wheels, an AMG roof spoiler, and black AMG badges.
Meanwhile, the interior features a luxurious black theme with an abundance of leather and additional AMG bits to go around. There are red accents on the dash, center console, and the A/C vents to match the exterior’s sporty vibe.
The real difference here, of course, can be found under the hood. The GLB is powered by a 1.3-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 163hp and 250Nm. This AMG version, on the other hand, packs a punchy 2.0-liter turbopetrol that’s capable of a whopping 306hp and 400Nm of torque and comes mated to an eight-speed DCT.
With this setup, this seven-seater can reach 100kph from a standstill in just 5.2sec and top out at 250kph. How’s that for performance?
Extra features with this vehicle come in bunches, too. There’s an MBUX system featuring a 10.25-inch touchscreen display with a ‘Hey, Mercedes’ voice control. It supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and delivers sound through the Burmester surround sound system.
Again, the Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 will set you back P5,690,000. Still think it’s too much, or is this a fair price for this beast of a crossover?
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