Mercedes-Benz USA tweeted a photo last week showing the amazing power of the Mercedes-Benz Actros. The photo, which can be seen above, displays the Mercedes-Benz Actros carrying a massive mining truck. The cargo of the Mercedes truck is so huge that the vehicle carrying it looks like a miniature vehicle in comparison to it. According to an article in Road & Track, the usual mining trucks can be anywhere between 180 to 240 tons. But, the weight can even go more than that. Notably, a behemoth Caterpillar 797B mining truck weighs approximately 308 tons. As seen in the picture, the width of the two-lane highway alone is not enough to cover the mining… Continue Reading »
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Mercedes-Benz do Brasil has just completed its two-millionth locally-made commercial vehicle, a milestone achieved in 57 years. That figure is comprised of some 1.4 million trucks along with 600,000 buses and chassis. According to Mercedes-Benz Trucks Europe and Latin America chief Stefan Buchner, Daimler Trucks’ operations in Brazil started “way before the country was considered an up-and-coming economy.” He added that Brazil is currently among the brand’s vital truck markets. That is, of course, not just in sales but also in production, as underscored by the 2-million-unit milestone. With around €540 million invested between 2010 and 2013, Mercedes-Benz do Brasil was able to prepare for some considerable growth. With new engine… Continue Reading »
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 »
Last night in Stuttgart, Mercedes won got seven awards, five for its vehicles and two for its services. The Sprinter vans won the “vans up to 3.5t” category, the Actros for the “long haul truck” and “dump tucks up to 32t” category, “urban regular-service buses” was bagged by the Citaro and the Tourino was awarded the best in “midibuses” category. The service of “rental/leasing” was also given to Mercedes-Benz Charterway and Truckworks was awarded the “truck/trailer” category. Andreas Renschler, the Board of Management responsible for Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses said proudly, “We are delighted about the seven awards and want to thank all the readers. This once more proves… Continue Reading »
There’s a new truck headed for its own special slot in Mercedes-Benz’s range of trucks. It’s called the Antos, and it’s billed as a “heavy-duty, short-radius distribution transport,” the niche of which is primarily the regional transport of food and other similar goods. The truck is set to make its official world debut in September, at IAA Commercial Vehicles Hanover 2012. Ahead of this premiere, the company has released some definitive sketches of the exterior and interior details of the vehicle. From the sketches, it’s easy to spot the influence of the design philosophy found in the Actros, the larger long-distance and heavy-duty truck in the range. The minimalistic and… Continue Reading »
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?
Since the second quarter of 2010, which was the beginning of production of the Mercedes-Benz Actros and Axor in Russia, it has been growing exponentially that they now have the Unimog, which is also continuing its success. The joint venture of Daimler and the Russian truck manufacturer Kamaz called Mercedes-Benz Truck Vostok, started rolling the Unimog U 400 in Naberezhyne Chelny a few days ago. The assembly, based in Mercedes-Benz standards are in that area of Russia, then the kits are being delivered in Woerth. The Unimog has been in existence for over 60 years. Since then it has gained attention for being a versatile and powerful utility and transport… Continue Reading »