New Mercedes-Benz Actros Details and Official Photos
And to get straight to technical details, the truck comes with all-wheel-drive tippers, concrete mixers, semitrailer tractors and special-purpose chassis units with two, three or four axles and nine different power configurations ranging between 235 kW (320 hp) and 440 kW (598 hp).
"The drive configurations offered include the "4x2" two-axle model with rear-wheel drive and the "8x8/4", a four-axle model with all-wheel drive and two steered front axles," Mercedes-Benz said in a statement for the press.
The high-end PowerShift automatic transmission developed by the German manufacturer is also installed on the new Actros but specially configured to match off-road environments. "Thanks to PowerShift, ultra-short shift times and correspondingly minimal interruptions in tractive power prevent the truck from becoming bogged down on difficult ground, or from losing speed unnecessarily on steep uphill gradients," it said.
There are a lot of advanced features, such as the shrouded exterior mirrors protected by impact and scratch-resistant plastic, protective headlamp grilles plus a guard plate that protects the fuel tank. Rain and light sensors are also available, as well as a high-strength stainless steel guard plate that protects the radiator and engine.
There are several engine configurations available, including six 11.9-litre six-cylinder engines developing 235 kW (320 hp) to 350 kW (476 hp) and three 15.9-litre V8 engines with 375 kW (510 hp) to 440 kW (598 hp). All engines rely on Mercedes' BlueTec technology especially aimed at economical and environmentally factors.
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