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Mercedes-Benz Launched Construction Vehicles At 66th IAA

Mercedes-Benz presented a fleet of two-, three- and four-axle chassis, tractor units and tippers for the construction industry and ancillary trades at the 66th IAA International Motor Show. These models showed that Mercedes is ready to feature vehicles that are technically innovative and have advanced customer-oriented capacities. At the center of the fleet is the Arocs, a specialist construction vehicle that is available in two-, three- and four-axles with drive configurations from a 4×2 to an 8×8. The Arocs line covers all range of vehicles needed for building contractors. It has an Arocs Loader tractor unit and concrete mixer, as well as an Arocs Grounder for frequent off-road use. Standard… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Krone Develop Highly Efficient Semitrailer-Tractor

Mercedes-Benz Trucks and trailer manufacturer Krone worked together to develop this combination of trailer and tractor within the concept of “integrated approach,” aimed at reducing CO2 and reducing fuel consumption. This integrated approach involves everyone—commercial vehicle manufacturers, body/tyre suppliers, logistics companies and political decision-makers—in the haulage sector to play a part in reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emission of up to 20 percent compared to existing combinations. The basis of such a comparison was a 2014 standard semitrailer-tractor combination that was able to save up to 14 percent on fuel. Mercedes-Benz and its partners launched that first Efficiency Run last year. The development efforts of these two companies bring customers… Continue Reading »


Mercedes-Benz Unimog Voted as the Best 2016 Cross-Country Vehicle

Rugged terrains, slippery paths, harsh weather, shallow river crossing and other extreme environmental conditions, it does not matter because the Mercedes-Benz Unimog can conquer them all. Recently, the Unimog was awarded the “Cross-Country Vehicle of the Year” under the “special-purpose” category by “Off Road” journal. According to Daimler, Off Road conducted a poll to determine the winner the best cross-country vehicle of the year. There were 12 categories that include the special purpose vehicles segment. There were 126 vehicles to choose from, and a total of 85,080 votes were cast by readers. The Unimog stood out in the special-purpose vehicles category, bagging nearly half of the votes. It had 43.3 percent votes in… Continue Reading »


Daimler Expands Its Intelligent Platform Strategy for Trucks

Dr. Wolfgang Bernhard, Member of the Board of Management of Daimler AG and responsible for Daimler Trucks & Buses, proudly revealed that their strategy for their trucks is working well. As a result, they are taking it further and planning to expand the program. Among the strategies being carried out by Daimler Trucks are coming up with innovative technologies, having efficient drive systems, improving their autonomous driving features, and strengthening the company’s global presence despite already being the leading truck manufacturer worldwide. According to Daimler, is offering uniform electrics/electronic architecture (E/E), chassis and cab for its trucks. Bernhard said that the standardization will bring about quick availability and first-class quality… Continue Reading »


Vath Tunes Mercedes-Benz Citan

The Mercedes-Benz Citan is not typically considered by tuning specialists for a project they aim to work on, but this did not stop Vath from modifying one, as shown on a report from The Citan is the product of the partnership between the Renault-Nissan Alliance and Daimler. It is designed to be a passenger and light commercial vehicle. The van has three different body styles, the Panel Van, the Traveliner and the Dualiner. The Traveliner is mainly for non-commercial use and was the body style selected by Vath to tune. While the exterior modifications were not quite radial, they did change the character of the vehicle making it somewhat… Continue Reading »


Dual-Clutch Gearbox Given To Mercedes-Benz Citan

Gear-shifting fans in the United Kingdom will have the opportunity to drive around with a select model of the Mercedes-Benz Citan featuring a dual-clutch transmission system by June, as shown on a report from The double-clutch gearbox of the luxury van features a pair of sub-transmissions, which come with their own clutch. As powered is transferred by one into the wheels, the second is already pre-selecting the next gear. According to Mercedes-Benz, the new setup brings together the comfort offered by a six-speed transmission system and the driving experience of a manual gearbox in a light-weight and compact design. This facilitates a nearly seamless gear changes without losing any… Continue Reading »


Daimler Unleashes Fleet of Zero Emissions Trucks

As of April 11, the Global Media Site of Daimler AG announced that they just commenced the first fleet test of their zero emissions trucks. The vehicles are all battery-operated, and the project is run by the Fuso brand of Daimler Trucks with the cooperation of the Municipality of Stuttgart and Hermes logistic company. The trucks are branded as the Fuso Canter E-Cell. Four trucks are used throughout the duration of the test. Each weighs six tonnes and equipped with special equipment to be used in various tasks. Two trucks come with hydraulic tipper bodies to be utilized in road construction and landscaping. The other two have box bodies for… Continue Reading »


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