Until now, spy photos of the future Mercedes-AMG GLB 45 had appeared on the Internet. Now the patent drawings that presents the entire design have escaped the internet, informs german magazine auto motor und sport.
The drawings presented are very new because they are dated June 9th.
The drawings are part of the patent application number D886,679 S of the Mercedes-AMG 45 sent to the US Patent Office, informs the German magazine auto motor und sport.
Mercedes-AMG’s chief designer Volker Hellwing is mentioned as the “inventor” of the patent. The patent was registered on May 8,2019.
The 4-cylinder turbo engine is the same from the A 45 and GLA 45 and is available in two power levels: 387 HP/480 Nm in the basic version and 421 HP/500 Nm in the S version.
With code name M139 the engine is characterized by a modified intake. Unlike the likewise transversely installed four-cylinder in the 35 models or the preceding model, the new engine is rotated around its vertical axis by 180 degrees. This means that the turbocharger and the exhaust manifold are now positioned at the rear, on the side of the firewall when viewed from behind. The intake system is therefore positioned at the front. This configuration allows the flattest possible and aerodynamically advantageous front section design. Furthermore, the new arrangement allows much improved air ducting with shorter distances and fewer diversions – both on the intake and exhaust side.
In addition, the turbine housing has been divided into two flow channels and now makes it possible, together with two separate channels in the exhaust manifold, to conduct the flows to the turbine impeller separately.
The boost pressure has also been increased from 2.0 to 2.1 bar and the engine has an electronically controlled wastegate to more precisely modulate the pressure and optimize the engine response.
Power is transmitted to all four wheels via AMG Speedshift 8G-dual clutch automatic transmission. Power is no longer distributed only between the front and rear axles but also between wheels of the rear axle thanks to the AMG Torque Control which has two ellectronically controlled multidisc clutches each of which is connected to a rear axle drive shaft. The 3-stage ESP and manual transmission mode are standard.
Like the A 45, the Mercedes-AMG GLB 45 will have an enlarged braking system and an optional adaptive suspension AMG Ride Control with three adjustment modes.The driver can select six AMG Driving Select driving modes: Slippery, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, Individual and Race (standard at S version, optional on the basic model).
The interior is characterized by sports seats upholstered in a combination of Artico leather and dynamic microfibre with double topstiching in red and AMG Performance steering wheel.
On the outside we see the Panamericana radiator grille with the new spoiler, the flared sills while at the rear the modified bumper with the protection shield and the two pairs of exhaust pipes can be noticed.
The new Mercedes-AMG GLB 45 will be launched this year.