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Top Experiences with the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 on my weekend trip to the Nature Park Hohe Wand 

written by gregor December 26, 2020
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I was very excited when Mercedes-Benz asked me to test the Mercedes GLB 250  4Matic for a weekend, as I had been really looking forward to testing not only a  Mercedes, but also a Mercedes-Benz SUV Model. 

Driving up to the Vienna Alps in the Mercedes-Benz GLB was a singularly great  experience. The drive through the winding roads allows you to relax and take in  the most pleasant features of driving a Mercedes, like the quiet elegant cabin and  the intuitively operated infotainment system – Mercedes-Benz User Experience 

Let’s not forget about the tech-savvy safety features like the convenient speed  adjustment ahead of bends, junctions or roundabouts carried out by Active  Distance Assist DISTRONIC and its camera and radar systems which allow  the GLB to see up to 500 metres ahead and drive in semi-automated  mode in certain situations. 

My girlfriend and I highly appreciated the ENERGIZING comfort control  systems in the vehicle which uses lighting and musical moods plus a number of  massages for a wide range of feel-good programs. This is really a blessing for the whole body, especially the back and the neck, perfect for long trips but also for short ones 😉 

 

Let me dive deeper into and present you my Highlights of the Mercedes-Benz  GLB 250 when driving from Vienna City center to the Nature Park Hohe  Wand 

 

1. Distinctive exterior design:

The powerful proportions of the GLB underscore the off-road focus of the  design: the surfaces of the forms are emphasised, and reduced lines and precise  seams are major features. The upright front section with its striking headlamps is  clear evidence of off-road genes, as are the short overhangs at the front and rear. Fotos 

The robust look should show that it cannot only overcome curbs but also sward. With the GLB, the form actually follows the function.  

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2. Versatility and Space – Plenty of room in all dimensions

Exceptionally good space at the front and back, thanks to the enormous  headroom and interior width, a very pleasant feeling of space.  Foto 

Highlights 

  • Generous, usable trunk.
  • Rear backrests 2: 1: 2 adjustable and foldable (always flat loading area).
  • Up to seven seats: (The GLB is the first compact vehicle from Mercedes Benz to offer a third seat row on request with two additional individual seats. The seats offer people up to a height of 1.68 metres a comfortable amount of space)  

 

3. High-quality interior design:

The interior of the GLB can be configured with luxury design styling. Interior  accents including nubuck leather and milled aluminum trim create a different  look and feel. The instrument panel and center console have sharper angles  and bolder lines.  

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The instrument panel is configured in a single piece that stretches from the  cockpit into the center of the dash. The large, aluminum trimmed air vents  and the straight lines in the dash create a bolder look.  

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4. Intuitively operated infotainment system 

The GLB will also come with MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience), which is  an intuitively operated infotainment system that comes with a full-color heads up  display, navigation, and it can be controlled with voice commands that are  activated by saying “Hey Mercedes”. (Hallo Mercedes) 

The multimedia system is very intuitive but requires a bit of attention when  operating, but the resolution of the screen and the range of functions of the  system, on the other hand, are outstanding. There are enough shelves, inductive  mobile phone charging and smartphone integration is available as an extra 

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5. Comprehensive comfort

The ENERGIZING comfort control networks various comfort systems in the  vehicle and uses lighting and musical moods plus a number of massages for a  wide range of feel-good programs. The ENERGIZING COACH recommends  these programs according to the situation. Especially for longer trips this is highly  appreciated ;-))) 

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Security & Driving assistance systems: 

Thanks to its camera and radar systems, the GLB is able to see up to 500 metres  ahead and drive in semi-automated mode in certain situations. This includes, for  example, the convenient speed adjustment ahead of bends, junctions or  roundabouts carried out by Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC, for which it also  uses map and navigation data. 

 

6. MULTIBEAM LED headlamps

The optional MULTIBEAM LED headlamps allow quick and precise adjustment of  the headlamps to the current road and traffic conditions. With the adaptive  Highbeam Assist Plus, the main beam can remain on at all times. In addition,  GLB models with 4MATIC all-wheel drive and large media display also have a  special off-road light. This makes it easier to see obstacles in rough terrain in the  dark. 

 

7. Engines

The new GLB is available with four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines which were  completely updated to relaunch the compact model series. In comparison to the  previous generation, they are characterised by significantly increased power and  by improved efficiency and reduced emissions.  

 

My Verdict 

For me the Mercedes-Benz GLB is the most versatile compact SUV on the market. It  offers a significant SUV feeling, offers great variability in terms of space and utility  and offers state-of-the-art assistance and appealing multimedia systems. It is a  versatile off-roader and a spacious family car at the same time. Available as a  seven-seater on request, the SUV is suitable for every occasion. 

Driving the GLB 250 we had always a very good view of the road thanks to the  high and upright seating position and large glass surfaces. The all-round view is  also impressive, reversing camera series (360-degree all-round view optional).  The powerful and beautiful off-road design is also a highlight for me.  

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Please find below more impressions of our weekend trip to the Naturpark Hohe  Wand 

In cooperation with Mercedes-Benz Austria

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