The GLB 35 4MATIC prices at just under £50,000; it would have been a bit cheaper than that, but it can't be for our market because Mercedes has chosen to offer this car here only in top 'Premium Plus' trim. Still, at least you get a lot of kit in with that. There's 20-inch AMG five-twin spoke wheels finished in matt black, Multibeam LED headlights with Adaptive Highbeam Assist Plus, plus a panoramic sunroof. Inside, there's heated front electrically adjustable memory seats, a Burmester surround sound system, a 10.25-inch digital cockpit display and ambient lighting with 64 colours.
Media connectivity is taken care of by an MBUX multimedia system with 'Hey Mercedes' voice activation, the MBUX set-up working via a 10.25-inch touchscreen media display and featuring hard-disk navigation with 'Augmented Reality navigation', plus smartphone integration with wireless charging (for compatible smartphones) and Mercedes-Me connectivity. Safety's taken care of by a 'Driving Assistance package', which includes Evasive Steering Assist, Active Steer Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist and Active Blind Spot Assist, along with Active Brake Assist which features turning manoeuvre and cross-traffic functions. There's also PRE-SAFE PLUS, which braces the cabin to withstand an impact. Standard semi-autonomous driving features include Active Distance Assist DISTRONIC cruise control, plus you get route-based speed adjustment when approaching bends, roundabouts, and toll stations. There's also Active Speed Limit Assist.