Mercedes-Benz – Where Luxury Comes Standard
Newsday shares with us Auto review: Mercedes-Benz introduces another affordable SUV for 2020 by Larry Printz. Mercedes-Benz has expanded their portfolio of lower-priced front-wheel-drive vehicles which include the GLA, CLA, A-Class and the New 2020 GLB 250 4MATIC® which makes some question whether or not the Mercedes-Benz brand is losing their luxury vehicle status.
However, when you take a closer look at the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4MATIC® as an example, one will realize luxury comes as standard no matter the model and all its optional additional features. The front-wheel-drive GLB 250 starts at $36,000. Upgrade the GLB 250 with additional features like AMG® sport steering wheel, leather seats, heated and ventilated seats, wireless charging mat, and much more and the GLB comes to around $57,475.
The GLB 250 can be an affordable vehicle if one turns down all the extra additional features. However, Larry Printz was unsure what to expect from the GLB 250 without all these extra features. He wondered if the model would still be a luxury vehicle without the $17,880 worth of luxurious and high-tech additions.
“Climbing inside the cabin, front seat occupants are greeted by the same long twin screen display seen in tonier siblings. It’s dazzling and helps offset the sea of hard plastic surfaces that diminish the interior’s opulent touches, one of which is the new version of the Mercedes-Benz User Experience infotainment software. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard, and it’s far more intuitive to use than the old version.”
“The GLB 250 comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine producing 221 horsepower and paired with a newly developed eight-speed dual clutch transmission to the front wheels, or all four if your order the optional 4MATIC® option. The new GLB makes the most of its available power thanks to the new eight-speed dual clutch transmission, which always seems to be in the proper gear, although paddle shifters on the steering wheel are there if you want to quickly shift. The all-wheel drive works invisibly, with no interaction needed from the driver.”
“One drive and you’ll understand that the GLB 250 is no pretend Mercedes-Benz.”
All in all, Mercedes-Benz provides drivers with a luxurious experience no matter the model and the choice of additional features. Stop by Mercedes-Benz of Smithtown and explore our large inventory of new and pre-owned vehicles. Test-drive vehicles like the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 or the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250. Schedule a service online or contact us with any questions or concerns you may have. We look forward to seeing you at our Mercedes-Benz dealership located at 630 Middle Country Road, Saint James, NY!