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Mercedes-Benz Actros 1851 GigaSpace Wins Green Truck 2013 Award

What’s the greenest, most eco-friendly truck right now? If you answered the Mercedes-Benz Actros 1851 GigaSpace, then you’re right! The particular Euro VI-compliant commercial vehicle model was recently awarded with the ‘Green Truck 2013′ award, determined by Trucker and VerkehrsRundschau magazine editorial teams. The key criteria for the award include fuel consumption (test results for which were recorded by the aforementioned magazines) and CO2 emissions. Max payload and exhaust emission classification also factored into the rankings. The Actros 1851 GigaSpace’s fuel consumption was shown to be nearly one whole liter lower compared to the second-ranked commercial vehicle. The Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) technology is seen as key to this result, as… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Actros Wins iF Design Award

Score another design award for the Mercedes-Benz Actros long-haul transport truck. This time, it’s the iF design award for the new model, being hailed in the category if product design. It’s actually the fourth prestigious design award that Mercedes-Benz’s flagship truck has garnered, adding to the Focus in Gold 2012 award, the German Design Award 2013, and a red dot design award. The Actros, featured in the image above behind Mercedes-Benz Vans & Trucks Design Chief Kai Sieber, has been recognized as an  example of “exceptional product design.” The panel judging the iF design awards this year was comprised of 49 experts in the fields of education, industry, and design. There… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Actros Cops Two More Design Awards

The new Mercedes-Benz Actros just keeps adding to its collection of awards. Not content with a red dot design award, the flagship long-distance truck from the Mercedes-Benz just claimed two additional presitigious awards: the German Design Award 2013 for Transportation and Public Space as well as the Focus in Gold 2012 award in the category of Vehicles. That makes it three design wins for the new Actros, which has been in production since the autumn of 2011. The 2013 series of the German Design Award involved around 1,500 entries divided into ten categories, and the Actros topped everyone else in the Transportation and Public Space category. The entries were evaluated… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Actros Bagged the red dot award

When it comes to beauty and performance, no doubt, Mercedes trucks are winners. This is proven by numerous awards being given to these beautiful monsters, the most recent was the red dot award. The red dot award is an international design competition. This year, 58 countries and 1,800 manufacturers and designers competed to get a citation from them, and not surprisingly, the Actros captured the judges’ attention. “What is important is a durable and functional design idiom that continues to look appealing and modern for years to come. The new Actros balances function with perfect exterior form, ” commented red dot award’s director Professor Peter Zec. Here’s the official press… Continue Reading »

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The New Actros Hook Lift at the Munich Trade Fair

The Mercedes-Benz Actros will be shown as a hook at the New Munich Trade Fair Center from May 7 to May 11, 2012. The Actros is the 2012 Truck of the Year, and because Mercedes-Benz in not the company to settle and be complacent, they enhanced the truck even more. With a Meiller and Palfinger hook lift, it is now an epitome of dynamics and comfort in a long-distance truck variant. You can find it, together with other Mercedes cars, in Hall C4.

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Video: Actros as a Taxi?

A nice video made in cooperation with Jung von Matt, the leading ad agency of Daimler, shows the Actros as a taxi to show its harshest critics what are its benefits. It passed by Volvo and MAN and picked up passengers from their offices. The result was impressive, not surprisingly, because the “employees” of the competitors seem to like what they saw inside the Mercedes truck. People at the Munich airport were also fascinated by the “taxi truck”, who wouldn’t be?

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Actros Named 2012 International Truck of the Year

Unveiled in Brussels only last June, Mercedes’ new Actros truck has once again been named Truck of the Year for 2012, making it two years in a row for this commercial vehicle from Mercedes’ truck division. Equipped with the Mercedes OM471 engine, the Actros fully complies with the latest Euro emissions standard. Its highly efficient design also allows it to consume up to 7.6% less fuel, a significant metric when you’re talking about fleet efficiencies. Said Marcus Breitschwerdt, President & CEO of Mercedes-Benz UK, “We are delighted to have received this prestigious award from the International Truck of the Year jury for our New Actros. This award has confirmed our… Continue Reading »

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