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Mercedes' compact GLB250 is a small, spacious SUV

This latest little Benz has big appeal.

Steven Ewing
Steven Ewing spent his childhood reading car magazines, making his career as an automotive journalist an absolute dream job. After getting his foot in the door at Automobile while he was still a teenager, Ewing found homes on the mastheads at Winding Road magazine, Autoblog and Motor1.com before joining the CNET team in 2018. He has also served on the World Car Awards jury. Ewing grew up ingrained in the car culture of Detroit -- the Motor City -- before eventually moving to Los Angeles. In his free time, Ewing loves to cook, binge trash TV and play the drums.
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The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class will go on sale near the end of 2019.

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It'll initially be offered in GLB250 guise, with a choice of front- or all-wheel drive.

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The GLB250 will be powered by a 2.0-liter, turbocharged engine, making 222 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

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An eight-speed, dual-clutch automatic transmission will handle shifting duties.

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Dimensionally, the GLB-Class is very close to the compact GLC SUV.

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The GLB's boxier design is actually reminiscent of the GLC's predecessor, the GLK-Class.

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The MBUX interface can be controlled by a touchpad on the center console.

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4Matic models will have an Off-Road mode that includes hill-descent control.

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Steering wheel thumb-pads also allow for MBUX control.

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Keep scrolling for more photos of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB250.

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