Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 Gets a Boost and New Look from Vath

Giancarlo Perlas July 4, 2021

The Mercedes-AMG GLB 45 may no longer see the light of day after its supposed spy shots that surfaced a year ago but Vath recently did something to the Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 that may make it worthy of the 45 badge. The tuner gave the spacious subcompact SUV a power boost and a cosmetic upgrade.


Starting with what’s under the hood, the AMG GLB 35 comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine similar to the Mercedes-AMG A 35 hot hatch. It produces 302 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque in its stock configuration that goes to a 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system and distributed via an eight-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. That’s good for a 0-62 mph run in just 5.2 seconds.

The new tuning package of Vath turned its numbers to 385 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. It was accomplished by an ECU remap, a new sports air filter, and the addition of a rear silencer. To support the extra oomph, the specialist upgraded the transmission software of the auto too. There’s no information about the new acceleration time of the vehicle from 0 to 62 mph but it is estimated to do that in under 5 seconds with the modifications.


The only changes in the body of the Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 were its new matte bronze paint matched with 21-inch wheels wrapped in 255/30 and 295/25 Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires for the front and back, respectively. It also has a new adjustable coilover suspension kit that brings it closer to the ground by 0.6 to 1.4 inches.

Aside from those, everything appears the same as the SUV’s fresh-from-the-factory version, but the updates surely elevate it from the standard variant.

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Giancarlo Perlas

Giancarlo Perlas is an economist by profession with a career spanning nearly two decades. His professional journey has seen him assume vital roles in various government and private organizations, particularly in the blockchain and cryptocurrency sectors. Alongside his civic and corporate pursuits is his love for cars, particularly those made by Mercedes-Benz. In 2012, he found himself with like-minded individuals within BenzInsider. From then on, he used the platform as a way to share his passion with the automotive community. Follow his Facebook page at, X (formerly Twitter) @giancarloperlas, and IG @benzinsider. View all posts by Giancarlo Perlas →

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