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Mercedes-Benz Actros Wins iF Design Award

Score another design award for the Mercedes-Benz Actros long-haul transport truck. This time, it’s the iF design award for the new model, being hailed in the category if product design. It’s actually the fourth prestigious design award that Mercedes-Benz’s flagship truck has garnered, adding to the Focus in Gold 2012 award, the German Design Award 2013, and a red dot design award. The Actros, featured in the image above behind Mercedes-Benz Vans & Trucks Design Chief Kai Sieber, has been recognized as an  example of “exceptional product design.” The panel judging the iF design awards this year was comprised of 49 experts in the fields of education, industry, and design. There… 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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A Bigger, More Versatile Mercedes-Benz Unimog U 5000 6×6

Mercedes-Benz has unleashed the new Unimog U 5000 6×6 offroad truck, which features a third axle that allows the truck to have a higher payload, more traction, more space in the body, and an improved range of applications. The U 5000 has always been the heavyweight in the Unimog line, and now this 6×6 three-axle variant packs some more punch for cross-country multi-purpose mobility. The truck has a 17-ton permissible gross weight, and the payload is pegged at 10 tons. That added capacity should give the truck the ability to handle all manner of tasks it has never handled before. Focus has been put on the additional capacity, but the… Continue Reading »

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New Antos Added to Mercedes Truck Range

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 »

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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 Sells 10,000th Econic Truck

It’s no secret that Mercedes-Benz is aiming to make 2011 a banner year, and it’s already going in that direction as indicated by the January sales figures, which include a 23-percent sales growth. It’s not just the luxury passenger cars and high-tech alternative drive vehicles that are making the big numbers, though. Mercedes-Benz trucks are also hitting it big this year. One such truck is the Econic, of which Merc has now sold 10,000 units. The 10,000th Econic is a 2629 L model that features the truck’s signature low-entry cab, a Faun Rotopress waste collection body and BlueTec for reduction of nitrogen oxide emissions. Abfallwirtschaftsbetriebe Köln, also known as the… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz Releases New Zetros iPhone/iPad App

To make sure customers, owners and truck enthusiasts get their load of Mercedes-Benz’ prime offerings, the automaker has released a new app for the iPhone and the iPad that is centered around its rugged off-road truck, the Zetros. Using the app, people can get access to a wide range of information about the Zetros, from trailers to news updates. The app comes with a vast amount of background info and numerous images showing the Zetros in action, including ones that showcase add-ons and accessories installed on some samples of the truck. The main roadblock here, however, is that the app is in German. Still, if you want to give it… Continue Reading »

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