Mercedes-Benz’ truck, ACTROS, after it has been announced last week that it will be especially for long distance haul, has now been tested for a 10,000KM drive. Now, the official efficiency numbers of the EURO VI engine has been revealed.
First off, the EURO V version runs more efficiently at 7.6% less diesel in the 10,000KM test than the current Actros 1844 BlueTec 5. However, the engine knocked the old generation’s consumption by 4.56% and offers lower emissions.
Mercedes-Benz said in a press statement, “Three Actros models – an 1844 BlueTec 5 and two new variants in the guise of an Actros 1845 BlueTec 6 and a BlueTec 5 – each covered just over 10,000 km in seven 24-hour shifts. The average daily mileage stood at 1600 km, breaking down into an 800 km day shift and a night shift of equal length. Each shift was shared by two Mercedes-Benz works drivers at the wheel of each vehicle.”
Dekra inspection agency supervised the test for average fuel consumption and the entire comparative fuel consumption. Shell, Mercedes-Benz’ partner provided the engine oil and diesel fuel of the vehicle for the one-week test.