Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 – Interior
DashboardThe dashboard of the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 has similarities with the B-Class, but given a more unique look, with certain elements to impersonate the G-Wagon. There is an aluminium trim piece in front of the passenger that looks like a grab handle, and the design is also replicated on the door handles and lower console.
Mercedes-Benz calls this an ‘off-road tubular’ element. Carbon structure trim (not carbon fibre) is used quite liberally in the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35, on the front door panels as well as on top of the front passenger ‘grab handle’ trim piece.
As seen in the previous generation Mercedes-Benz interior, plenty of interior pieces in the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 are coated with satin finishing as well as gloss black to portray a high tech and exquisite look. The five air vents in the beautiful turbine design from the sexy Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe are truly the highlight of the dashboard and are lit in coordination with the ambient lighting.
The steering wheel features the multifunction sports steering wheel in Nappa leather, galvanized shift paddles and two touch-sensitive panels on the steering spokes to operate the updated MBUX-powered infotainment and driver’s instrument cluster.
Instrument clusterPairing with the new MBUX infotainment central display is the driver’s instrument cluster, a fully digital display measuring 10.25 inches. A high degree of information is displayed and even fitted with an exclusive AMG graphics theme such as the Supersport layout.
Space and practicalityThe Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 offers lots of headroom and legroom inside courtesy of its large dimensions. The company says at 1,035 mm headroom space, the Mercedes-Benz GLB offers the best headroom in the segment.
However, Mercedes-Benz Malaysia is only offering the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 in a five-seat configuration.
Perhaps one can strongly persuade or request the company to special order with the additional third row, as the UK offers that option. The large storage space with two cupholders and room for smartphones see no changes from the regular GLB-Class. The armrest in the rear seat also has two swing-out cupholders.
We love how large the front door pockets are, with sizeable depth to keep perhaps a tablet! The rear doors meanwhile feature a storage space for a water bottle and that is about it, tiny in comparison to the front door pockets. Under the rear air ventilation nozzles is a slot to place smartphones, there are two USB-C charging ports tucked away. Rear passengers also get a pair of a rather rudimentary seatback storage using nets rather than the upholstery sleeve design.
Although called sport seats, the rear seats are comfortable and practical via the 40-20-40 split-folding seatbacks. The seatbacks also have a few angles of recline. The seat bench is, however, fixed in the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 without any sliding function.
When it comes to boot space, the Mercedes-Benz AMG GLB 35 SUV is listed at 570 litres when the rear seats are at the normal position and up to 1,805 litres with the seats folded down! Thanks to its boxy roofline, tall items can easily be placed too thanks to a segment-leading load height of 950 mm.