Mercedes-Benz revealed the refreshed GLA and GLB crossovers, introducing updated design elements and improved standard equipment.
Mercedes-Benz has just revealed the facelifted 2024 GLA and GLB crossovers, which boast new front fascias, LED headlights and a host of standard equipment upgrades. Both models have a refreshed grille, and the GLB also boasts a more robust front bumper and visual underbody protection. New 18-inch and 20-inch wheels are available for both crossovers, as well as a stylish new color option – Spectral Blue Metallic.
Inside, the 2024 GLA and GLB come standard with dual 10.25-inch screen on the dashboard, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The steering wheel is wrapped in Nappa leather, and a heated steering wheel is now available for the first time on both AMG Line models. Finally!
The GLA220, GLB250 4Matic, GLB 250 and GLB250 4Matic are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to a new mild hybrid system. The engine delivers 221 horsepower (165 kW) and 258 pound-feet (350 Nm) of torque. The second-generation belt-driven starter-generator provides a temporary power boost of 13 hp (10 kW) in special driving conditions.
AMG versions have also received updated design cues, including new front fascias and revised LED headlights and taillights. Inside AMG Performance steering wheel latest generations and updated MBUX software that improves the user experience.
Under the hood of the AMG models remains the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 302 horsepower (225 kW) and 295 pound-feet (400 Nm) of torque. The second-generation starter-generator also provides 13 hp (10 kW) of acceleration in the AMG versions. Mercedes claims the AMG GLA35 can hit 60 mph (97 km/h) in an estimated 5.1 seconds, while the AMG GLB35 takes 0.3 seconds longer. Both are equipped with AMG's eight-speed dual-clutch transmission and 4Matic all-wheel drive.
The refreshed 2024 Mercedes-Benz GLA and GLB will hit US showrooms this fall, along with their AMG cousins, as well as Europe. While Mercedes hasn't revealed the starting price for these updated models, more details should be released closer to their launch date. The 2023 GLA and GLB currently start at $40,095, which translates to around €35,000. Of course, we are talking here about basic models, and as is well known, the price for a suitably equipped Mercedes-Benz always hovers around 50,000 euros.