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Mercedes-Benz Arocs World Premiere Rounds Out Heavy-Duty Truck Range

The Mercedes-Benz Arocs, the third model in the automaker’s heavy-duty construction vehicle lineup, just had its world premiere in Munich last January 28, rounding out a diverse complement of Euro VI trucks that already had the Actros and the Antos. The Arocs is set to be gradually introduced into the European market starting May of this year. Its role is heavy-duty construction, complemented well by the distribution transport Antos and the long hauler Actros. The three are built off a common platform, but developed with specific roles in mind in order to better suit the particular needs of prospective buyers from various segments and industries. Daimler Trucks’ expansive lineup that… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Actros Cops Two More Design Awards

The new Mercedes-Benz Actros just keeps adding to its collection of awards. Not content with a red dot design award, the flagship long-distance truck from the Mercedes-Benz just claimed two additional presitigious awards: the German Design Award 2013 for Transportation and Public Space as well as the Focus in Gold 2012 award in the category of Vehicles. That makes it three design wins for the new Actros, which has been in production since the autumn of 2011. The 2013 series of the German Design Award involved around 1,500 entries divided into ten categories, and the Actros topped everyone else in the Transportation and Public Space category. The entries were evaluated… Continue Reading »

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Merc’s New GPS-Based Cruise Control Touts Gear-Shifting and Fuel Efficiency

Predictive Powertrain Control—mark that down as the latest of new technologies Mercedes-Benz is bringing to its vehicles. This is found in the cruise control system offered with the Actros truck, and it has the ability to shift the gears on a vehicle based on the topography scanned by the GPS on the unit. This way, the truck—as well as other vehicles the system will be put inside in the future—can get the optimal gears depending on location, thus saving fuel in the process. According to numbers released by Mercedes-Benz, Predictive Powertrain Control has a claimed fuel efficiency boost of three percent. In addition, the system comes with something called EcoRoll… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes- Benz Plant in Wörth Hires Additional 1,000 People

Because of higher demands for Mercedes-Benz vehicles, particularly the Actros which is being produced in this particular plant, there is also a higher demand for staff. Since the company is true to its word to launch and deliver vehicles on time, they are in the process of hiring an additional 1,000 employees and gave additional time for the current employees. “Our recipe for success for the future work of skilled, highly motivated staff and competitive products. With the increase of the workforce, we set an example for the long-term Beschäftigungsssicherung here at the site. Here I am particularly pleased to be able to offer many people a good future prospects,… Continue Reading »

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365 Landmarks in the Land of Ideas Winner is the Mercedes-Benz Atego

The Mercedes-Benz Atego BlueTec Hybrid won at the “365 Landmark in the Land of Ideas”. With this award, Hubertus Troska, head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks Europe and Latin America said, “”We are very proud one, Selected Location ‘to be the ideas in the country. The Mercedes-Benz Atego BlueTec Hybrid is an essential component of our global initiative, Shaping Future Transportation ‘and we are confident to make this truck a significant contribution to sustainable transport solutions. We already have sold from Europe’s first series-hybrid over 100 units. ” The success of the Mercedes Atego was brought about by its sustainable hybrid technology. The BlueTec Hybrid technology makes the Atego 1222 L Euro… 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-Benz Tops Irish LGV Segment in 2010

Mercedes-Benz has once again topped Ireland’s large-goods vehicle segment, thanks to strong sales of various truck models. This marks the second year in a row where the German automaker’s heavy commercial vehicles stood on top of the market. The company was able to sell a total of 161 combined units of the Actros, Axor and Atego truck models in 2010, good enough to account for a 15.8-percent share of the market. For comparison, DAF Trucks took second with 147 units sold, good for 14.4 percent. Volvo was a distant third with a total of 118 units, equal to 11.6 percent. The market shares were computed off the total registered large-goods… Continue Reading »

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