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Mercedes ACTROS Put on a 10,000KM Test

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 –… Continue Reading »

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Long-Distance Actros Trucks Up for Orders

We’ve already reported that Mercedes-Benz’s new Actros line will be launching sometime in the second half of 2012. Recently, however, the German automaker has announced that the long-distance Actros trucks are now up for order. These long-distance haulers are designed to be clean and green—they’re the only trucks that comply with the strict Euro VI emission requirements. With Merc investing over a billion euro into the development of the equipment and production facilities for these Actros models, it’s easy to see that the investment has finally paid off. The new models cover a wide range of specifications, from the 421 horsepower model to the 510 horsepower variant. There are also… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes Actros Trucks Launching In The Second Half Of 2012

Its predecessor won an International Truck of the Year award, so with this laurel firmly in the back of the minds of Mercedes’ truck designers, the Actros is being launched within the second half of this year. A primary feature of the Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks will be their BlueEFFICIENCY powerplants, which promise significant fuel savings combined with low emissions. For truck operators, this translates into more profitability. The Actros engines are brand-new, with four different outputs ranging from 310 kW to 375 kw. To achieve their significantly improved efficiencies, these engines are equipped with advanced technologies like X-Pulse injection systems, exhaust gas recirculation, exhaust after-treatment using BlueTec diesel technology and… Continue Reading »

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Actros production boost in Brazil to satisfy truck demands

Up for a road trip to Brazil? Well, Mercedes-Benz is—with their Actros long-haulage truck. Road versions of the Actros were introduced last month, and now a fleet is set to be shipped to Brazil where they’re going to be working full time. If you can remember, the company announced back in March that it’s going to be increasing production in their Sao Bernardo Campo plant in time for 2012. It’s to meet the increasing demand for commercial vehicles in the country. True enough, Mercedes-Benz is even output by adding Actros production in their Juiz de Fora plant starting 2011. The plan is to spread production of the Actros in three… Continue Reading »

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It’s black, it’s white, it’s an Actros

Just because you’re doing serious business doesn’t mean your trucks don’t have to look good. And that is why Mercedes-Benz Trucks has just launched its special edition model of the Actros, named the Black LIner and the White Liner. Quite a contrast, don’t you think? There aren’t really any technical enhancement done from the basic Actros, only that these two have been specially painted and have been sprinkled a few tidbits of luxury on a few places. The colors aren’t exactly black and white. It’s more like diamond white and obsidian black. The Black LIner features exterior mirror trims with chrome accentuations, stainless steel sidesteps and blackened headlight trims. The… Continue Reading »

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220 Actros units for shipment to Lehnkering logistics in Poland

You’ve heard how the Vans division of Mercedes-Benz is fairing (really well) throughout their global sales markets. Well, the company’s Trucks division ain’t going to let themselves lose out to their companions, especially now that the demand for trucks is soaring sky high. And so far, they’ve done very well by securing their largest ever request order—220 Mercedes-Benz Actros units—for delivery to Lehnkering, a logistics company in Europe. The fleet will be sent by Mercedes-Benz by packaging through CharterWay delivery. Lehnkering is a company that has been linked to Mercedes-Benz for over 60 years. Now that the company has once again decided to build its truck fleet and truck-related services… Continue Reading »

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Active Brake Assist Version 2.0 for the Actros

The great thing about Mercedes-Benz is that it doesn’t focus solely on its passenger cars. It makes sure its entire product line sets the standard for technology, performance and safety. True enough, the company is going to be incorporating the second generation of its Active Brake Assist in their heavy-duty Actros truck line. How does the system work? Well, the first version of Active Brake Assist senses if a vehicle in front of you slows down. It then calculates chances of a collision and automatically applies the brakes. The second generation, meanwhile, is now able to detect stationary objects lying on the road, such as light posts, heavy traffic tailback,… Continue Reading »

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