The new Actros, the jewel in Mercedes’ crown
- Category: News
- Published: Monday, 20 January 2014 13:07
- Written by ID WASH
The new Actros is designed to respond to the needs of drivers and transporters. A significant reduction in costs of the new Actros and a much more dynamic drive quality thanks to optimised drive system configurations. Also features increased payload, reduced unladen weight, and increased safety.
A gradual shift towards the Euro 6
Mercedes-Benz launched its new second generation Actros at the end of 2013.
It is available in Euro 5 or Euro 6 versions. The initial sales mix is estimated at 90 % Euro 5 and 10 % Euro 6. Mercedes-Benz has announced that the Actros Euro 5 represents a reduction of 3 to 4 % in fuel consumption compared to the current Actros Euro 5.
Automated transmission and 4 engines to choose from.
The new DD13 unit in the new Actros was launched for the Euro 6; it is also available for the Euro 5 without particle filter and with a lower recycling rate. The 4 engine specifications currently available for the Euro 5 are:• 421 hp (310 kW) and 2100 Nm
- 449 hp (330 kW) and 2200 Nm
- 476 hp (350 kW) and 2300 Nm
- 510 hp (375 kW) and 2500 Nm
Like the current Actros, all our road models are equipped as standard with the automated Powershift transmission with steering wheel controls.