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Mercedes-Benz Atego 816 To Replace Old Fleet Of Spire Healthcare

Around eight years after Spire Healthcare acquired the Mercedes-Benz Atego, the private hospital operator has finally replaced its fleet with the same reliable and cost-effective vehicles for its operations. The replacement came after a thorough evaluation where a number of manufacturers offered demo vehicles for the company. The Senior Buyer-Indirect of Spire Healthcare, Gill Kite, said the decision to acquire the vehicles was based on a standard that included the price tag, performance, R&M service, and account management. Mercedes-Benz topped all categories of the evaluation process. Even the drivers of the company preferred the vehicle offered by the German luxury vehicle manufacturer. Rygor Commercials supplied all seven units of the… Continue Reading »

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Euro VI-compliant Mercedes-Benz Atego Truck Makes Debut

There’s a full nine months before the Euro VI emissions standards are imposed in Europe. This marks the conclusion of Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ initiative to get Euro VI-compliant trucks out into the market. With its new Medium Duty Engine Generation platform and Blue Efficiency Power technology, the Atego achieves total compliance with Euro VI regulations. The platform comes with SCR systems, diesel particulate filters, and exhaust gas recirculation. Aside from that tech, there’s also a freshly engineered interior for the trucks as well as an ESP system and automated transmissions. Mercedes-Benz Trucks started its initiative off with the Actros in 2011, followed by the heavy-duty Antos in 2012 and the construction-type Arocs… Continue Reading »

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Atego Trucks As Solid As The Stone It Transports

The Unimog has been featured more than a few times here, but it’s not the only versatile Mercedes truck that has been a loyal and reliable partner for a company. Bamberg-based stone restoration company Steinerestaurierung Bauer-Bornemann GmbH began using the Atego truck this year and field reports are more than promising. This truck, with a maximum 16-ton gross vehicle weight, is proving itself to be highly maneuverable given the extreme space constraints imposed on the vehicle at its current operational sites in Amsterdam and Munich. The company’s truck is used to collect and transport unrestored stonework and statues, some weighing up to two tons, to the company’s workshop in Bamberg…. Continue Reading »

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Atego Bluetec Recognized for Sustainability

We may be used to Mercedes-Benz’s high-performance sports cars getting all the attention and the awards, but other vehicles from the automaker are also worthy of accolades. The Mercedes-Benz Atego Bluetec hybrid light rigid truck added another feather on the Mercedes cap by winning the German Sustainability Award. The Atego Bluetec relied on strong numbers in terms of fuel economy and reduced CO2 emissions. These are largely thanks to the technology that powers the vehicle. The hybrid powertrain includes a 4.8-liter 4-cylinder engine rated at 218 horsepower and a 44kW electric motor powered by lithium-ion batteries. Aside from the hybrid powertrain, the Atego Bluetec also relies on an automatic start-stop… Continue Reading »

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Atego crowned king of trucks at IAA

Which is the International Motor Show (IAA) Commercial Vehicle’s Truck of the Year 2011? None other than the Mercedes-Benz Atego of course. This 12-ton heap of German engineering perfection bagged the most votes for it to win the prestigious award of being crowned the big daddy of all commercial vehicles. Around 23 automotive journalists from all over the world were on hand to witness the awarding ceremony and saw the Atego win in all its splendor. The Atego is an extremely versatile truck for both short and long-distance services. The series-built Atego 1222 EEV BlueTec Hybrid is even better. Apart from pioneering hybrid technology into commercial vehicles, it now offers… Continue Reading »

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Truck technology highlights to be showcased at IAA

Daimler AG will once again grace this year’s IAA Commercial Vehicles show bringing with them their whole list of groundbreaking innovations. The show however, pegged to start on September 23 in Hanover, will be preceded by the unveiling of Mercedes-Benz’s truck highlights on a special issue of the Mercedes-Benz Transport magazine. So you’ll have the chance to eyeball images of the new Atego and Axor, as well as photos of the Actros Limited Edition Black Liner and White Liner. The pair of Actros variants will be making their very first public appearance at the IAA, so you can bet that it’s going to be very special. Why? Because only 500… Continue Reading »

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