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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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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 Actros Trucks Launching In The Second Half Of 2012

Its predecessor won an International Truck of the Year award, so with this laurel firmly in the back of the minds of Mercedes’ truck designers, the Actros is being launched within the second half of this year. A primary feature of the Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks will be their BlueEFFICIENCY powerplants, which promise significant fuel savings combined with low emissions. For truck operators, this translates into more profitability. The Actros engines are brand-new, with four different outputs ranging from 310 kW to 375 kw. To achieve their significantly improved efficiencies, these engines are equipped with advanced technologies like X-Pulse injection systems, exhaust gas recirculation, exhaust after-treatment using BlueTec diesel technology and… Continue Reading »

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Daimler sends fleet to Japan for disaster relief assistance

Daimler has already sent at least 2 million euro worth of cash donation to Japan in order to help with relief efforts after the quake and tsunami disaster that hit the country. Now, the company has decided to amp up the support for victims by sending 50 vehicles worth almost 4 million euro to Nippon Foundation, the Japanese aid organization that is responsible for spearheading rebuilding activities in disaster-struck areas in Japan. The main role that the vehicles are going to play is in giving support assistance to clean-up operations being undertaken in the country’s northeastern region. That area is where the tsunami struck the hardest and did the most… Continue Reading »

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Mercedes-Benz’s vision for commercial transport at the NEC

Those of you who will be attending the Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC on the 12th and the 14th should check out Mercedes-Benz’s display showcasing their idea of the future of commercial transport. The company’s message is that “saving the planet need not cost the Earth,” clearly signifying its dedication to producing cleaner and more environmentally-friendly commercial vans and trucks for the future. To give you a taste of things to come at the show, the Vito E-CELL, the world’s first ever battery-powered van to be mass-produced in one of Mercedes-Benz’s mainstream manufacturing plants, will be up for display in two forms—completely built up from top to bottom and… Continue Reading »

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Custom Zetros Pair Ordered for Hunting Use

A couple of business men located in Mongolia recently placed an order for two matching customized Mercedes-Benz Zetros extreme off-road trucks. Guess what they’ll be using the pair of 6-wheel-drive trucks for? Hunting. These two guys seem to be looking for extreme game, hence the need for extreme gear like these souped-up Zetros units. They don’t just go for simple poaching, they hunt wolves. Wolves! They even have an eagle with them. The Zetros trucks act as RVs for the hunters, with features you expect from private jets and luxury yachts. There’s a full kitchen, living room, bed room, and a fully-furnished bathroom. The rides have also been provided topnotch… Continue Reading »

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Daimler Launches BharatBenz Trucks In India

It seems that Mercedes’ parent company Daimler is looking at India with new vigor. Following its relaunch of the Maybach ultraluxury brand and the introduction of the G-Class with the AMG G55, Daimler has launched an excusive brand of trucks labeled BharatBenz for the Indian market. Says Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, “We are sending a clear message with our new truck brand: Daimler is at home in India. Our BharatBenz trucks are the right combination of Daimler’s DNA and India’s market know-how. These trucks will be developed and built in India, for India, and by specialist employees from India.” Bharat means India in… Continue Reading »

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