2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB: First Drive Review

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Turbo Power
The turbocharged 2.0-liter engine provides good power with maximum torque under 2000 rpm; the 8-speed DCT provides quick, crisp shifts. In Comfort mode the throttle response is rather sluggish, but switch to Sport mode and it becomes much more responsive. Unfortunately in Sport mode the transmission hangs in lower gears too long, even when no longer accelerating. One solution is to use the paddles to upshift manually; another option is to choose individual settings with the engine in Sport mode and the transmission in Comfort.

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