In addition to Mercedes-Benz working on the next-generation G-Class, it has emerged that the German marque is developing a ‘baby’ G-Wagon to enter production in September of 2019.
Car Magazine reports that the car will be dubbed the Mercedes-Benz GLB and that it will come standard in long-wheelbase guise and complete with seven seats. This is despite Mercedes initially developing two different body styles of the GLB.
Mercedes-Benz G65 AMG
Buyers of the Mercedes-Ben GLB will also have the ability to order the car with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. Underpinning the GLB will be Daimler’s next-generation MFA2 architecture which currently supports the A-Class and B-Class. Compared to today’s platform however, the next-gen one will weigh less while also being stiffer and more flexible as well as cheaper than the current platform.
A selection of engines will be made available for the GLB. Apparently Mercedes-Benz will offer a 2.0-litre diesel four-cylinder engine for the GLB as well as a turbocharged 2.0-litre delivering 272 hp and a range-topping twin-turbo 2.0-litre with 380 hp on tap. Renault will then apparently provide a selection of three-cylinder engines.
[Via Car Magazine]