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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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Mercedes-Benz Actros to be produced in Brazil from 2011

Beginning next year, Mercedes-Benz Trucks will expand its production network to include the Juiz de Fora plant in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, where it will manufacture heavy-duty Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks for the Latin American market. As a result, Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ flagship vehicle will be produced in the plants at Wörth in Germany and Aksaray in Turkey, as well as in Brazil. The move will enable Mercedes-Benz do Brasil to respond more quickly and flexibly to the growing demand for trucks in Latin America. Beginning in 2011, the plant in Juiz de Fora will also manufacture the Brazilian Mercedes-Benz Accelo light truck. “Due to the rapid growth of the… Continue Reading »

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Spy Photos: Mercedes Axor and Actros Trucks

Spy photos reveal Mercedes Axor and Actros trucks wearing a camouflage usually seen in cars to hide the actual model and avoid industrial copying of other car manufacturers. Although we regularly see this in cars, we were surprised to see such camouflage applied in trucks. The Mercedes trucks were covered in vinyl to camouflage its whole body, the actual size of the covering is enough to completely cover two to three cars. The appearance of the trucks were intended to mislead the cameras and prevent them from capturing the actual design of the trucks. Although is seemed less convincing when used in trucks, as it hardly hides the actual form… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Trucks to strengthen market dominance with production plant in Turkey

When you’ve got things going for you, it just seems right to keep doing what you’re doing till it comes full circle. That’s exactly what Mercedes-Benz Trucks aims for by localizing production in Aksaray, Turkey, their number three country in terms of sales market share. Right now, there is a great demand for heavy duty, long-distance road haulage trucks in Turkey’s premium truck segment. Mercedes-Benz Trucks is looking to fill that demand by setting up shop in Aksaray to further establish market dominance of their flagship vehicle, the Mercedes-Benz Actros. Mercedes-Benz Trucks currently holds a 41.1 percent market share in the heavy-duty trucks segment. With the construction of the Aksaray… Continue Reading »

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New 2010 Genuine accessories for Mercedes Benz Trucks

Yes Folks, there are new accessories for Mercedes Benz trucks. Trucks like the Actros, Axor and Atego will be having portable navigation device that can save time and mileage. Developed by Harman Becker and Daimler, the new portable navigation device for trucks is designed to select the optimum route by taking into consideration truck dimensions, trailer data, weight and hazardous goods categories. Special destinations such as truck stops or truck washes are indicated too. Along with toll points or the workshop and service network for Daimler trucks. These functions are supplemented by a tailback and traffic warning facility with alternative route guidance based on TMC (Traffic Message Channel). The route… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz BlueTec EEV trucks even more environment friendly

EEV, which means Enhanced Environmentally Friendly Vehicle, is a classification used for engines which comply with an even more stringent exhaust emission standard than Euro 5. The EEV standard reduces particulate emissions by roughly a further one third compared to the already stringent Euro 5 limits. In extending its truck range, Mercedes-Benz will be gradually introducing EEV versions in certain output classes of the Mercedes-Benz Actros, Axor and Atego up to July 2010. BlueTec EEV is already part of the extended specification for the Mercedes-Benz Econic from January 2010. Incentives are offered for this technology in some European countries. The engines in the OM 920 and OM 501 series have… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Brazil celebrates sales record – 1 million trucks sold

‘Mercedes-Benz do Brasil’ has sold a million Mercedes Benz trucks since the launch of production in 1956, thus setting an all-time sales record. The company is celebrating this milestone by launching the Axor 2544 celebration series. “This historic benchmark of one million trucks sold represents an achievement with no precedents among the truck producers of the country. This impressive sales volume reflects customers’ confidence in our brand and in the quality and profitability ensured by our products,” states Philipp Schiemer, Vice President Marketing and Sales at ‘Mercedes-Benz do Brasil.’

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