New Long-distance Mercedes-Benz Actros Previewed
The new Actros trucks come with completely new cabs in seven basic versions. The adjacent image reveals a typical Mercedes-Benz design with aerodynamic refinements and an innovative lighting concept. Also, the driver is likely to benefit from plenty of space.
“Transport operators and drivers can look forward to more profitability, more dynamism and more comfort from these new trucks,” Daimler points out in a statement for the press.
Performance wise, power comes from the recently presented Mercedes-Benz engines of the New Engine Generation built in Mannheim. These will initially be available in four output classes from 415 to 503 horsepower, with maximum torque from 2100 Nm to 2500 Nm (1,550 to 1,845 lb.ft.).
Technologies used include the unique X-Pulse injection system, exhaust gas recirculation, exhaust aftertreatment using BlueTec diesel technology and a particulate filter. Thanks to them, these engines are the first in Europe to already comply with the Euro VI emission limits that will only come into force from 2014. Euro VI will reduce the current limiting values of the Euro V standard by a further 80% for NOx and 67% for particulates.
Over the last seven years, the new Mercedes-Benz Actros long-distance trucks have been subjected to rigorous testing, in the heat of the Sierra Nevada, in winter tests on the Arctic circle and in practical trials on the roads.