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Mercedes-Benz Dubs Euro VI-Compliant Truck Line the ‘A-Team’

In a recent media article, Mercedes-Benz referred to its new Euro VI-compliant heavy-duty truck line as the ‘A-Team’, which actually started in 2011. After continued refinements and constant development, the three truck models, the Actros, Antos, and Arocs (pictured), are now fully compliant with the emissions standard. That’s something that Daimler and Mercedes-Benz Trucks is counting on to further grow its Europe-leading 23 percent market share in 2012. Whether the ‘A-Team’ refers to the fact that the names of the trucks all start with an ‘A’ or to the fictional group of soldiers of fortune featured in a Mr. T-bannered TV series in the mid-80’s and in a 2010 film… Continue Reading »

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Bauma 2013: Mercedes-Benz Premieres Arocs, Atego, and Citan

Mercedes-Benz was very active at the Bauma International Trade Fair in Munich, with three trucks making their premieres: the Arocs, Atego, and Citan. This marks the completion of the German automaker’s construction offerings, a full-range and custom-designed lineup that will provide solutions for practically any construction application. The 2013 edition marks the 30th year of the trade fair that focuses on machinery, vehicles, and other equipment for construction applications. That makes perfect timing for Mercedes-Benz, which just completed its initiative to field a Euro VI-compliant truck lineup with the new Atego’s debut. The Arocs is all about power and robustness, while the Atego focuses on value and dedication. Of course, both… Continue Reading »

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Retro Classics 2013: Mercedes-Benz to Showcase 14 Classic Construction Vehicles

Mercedes-Benz will be exhibiting 14 classic construction vehicles at the Retro Classics 2013 show, along with a trio of modern dump trucks and a couple of heavy-duty truck models. These trucks will be in the commercial vehicle section of the show, which will run from March 7 through 10 in Stuttgart, Germany. On hand will be the 5.0-tonne spur gear hub drive truck, which was made by Daimler starting in 1908 all the way through 1911. This 35-horsepower truck used the aforementioned drive, whereas Carl Benz was in favor of the chain drive. It embodies the slogan “trucks you can trust” that Gottlieb Daimler promised consumers back then. Also featured… Continue Reading »

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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 Arocs: Construction Specialist

Operators and contractors in the construction sector can look forward to the launch of the Mercedes-Benz Arocs, a new line of trucks and tractors that should meet a wide array of needs. With 16 different output variants—from 238 horsepower all the way through to 625 horsepower—and configurations of 2 to 4 axles, the Arocs range is designed to diversify. Aside from providing a range suitable for different applications, the Arocs are also designed to meet Euro VI emissions standards, thanks in part to the BlueTec 6 engines. The trucks also come with PowerShift 3 as a standard feature—a first for Mercedes-Benz for its construction vehicles. The Arocs will come with… Continue Reading »

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