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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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Mercedes-Benz Actros voted “Truck of the Year 2009″

On the occasion of the International Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover, a panel of experts has elected the new Mercedes-Benz Actros “Truck of the Year 2009”. The specialist journalists from 21 European countries paid tribute to the enhanced economy, environmental compatibility, safety and comfort afforded by the innovative technology. With the Mercedes PowerShift 2 automated transmissions installed as standard in the road vehicles, truck drivers will find their daily lives made even easier. The Mercedes-Benz Actros for road transport has been available since March 2008 in its third-generation version. Further members of the new Actros family are making their debut at the International Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover: the construction… Continue Reading »

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New Mercedes-Benz Actros on the starting line

At the Mercedes-Benz truck plant in Wà¶rth, Andreas Renschler, member of the Board of Management responsible for Daimler Trucks, and Hubertus Troska, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks Europe/Latin America, allowed a very first look at the new Actros, as part of a “Sneak Preview”. The sales release date for the new Mercedes-Benz Actros is January 28, 2008. The third generation of this truck family has been further improved with 37 individual measures to perfect its economy, comfort and design. As a first in this market segment, a fully automated transmission – Mercedes-PowerShift – is now equipped as standard.

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500,000th Mercedes-Benz Actros Rolls Off the Line

The 500,000th Mercedes-Benz Actros truck rolled off the assembly line at the production plant in Wà¶rth on Friday. The arctic-white 1841 LS semitrailer tractor was handed over to Herv© Street, president of the French shipping company Star’s Service, by Hubertus Troska, head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks (Europe/Latin America), and Ulrich Bastert, head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks Sales and Marketing. The Actros is the Mercedes-Benz Trucks flagship model and the most widely-produced heavy-duty truck in Europe. It was presented for the first time by Mercedes-Benz 11 years ago, and the second generation of the model series has been on the market since 2003.

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Mercedes-Benz Future Bus Makes Its World Premiere

Daimler recently unveiled the Mercedes-Benz Future Bus. The passenger vehicle is equipped with an advanced technology called the CityPilot, which features autonomous driving capabilities. The new Mercedes bus aims to address congestion, traffic and environmental problems in big cities. In addition, the CityPilot technology embedded in it ensures more safety, efficiency and comfort to its occupants. The futuristic vehicle also offers enhanced connectivity plus radar and camera systems. The CityPilot technology is actually an evolution of the system found in the Mercedes-Benz Actros truck with Highway Pilot. However, it is tailored to cater to city bus commuters. The high-edge feature recognizes obstacles along the way like pedestrians, structures and other vehicles. It can… Continue Reading »

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