Latest Mercedes-Benz News

Actros production boost in Brazil to satisfy truck demands

Up for a road trip to Brazil? Well, Mercedes-Benz is—with their Actros long-haulage truck. Road versions of the Actros were introduced last month, and now a fleet is set to be shipped to Brazil where they’re going to be working full time. If you can remember, the company announced back in March that it’s going to be increasing production in their Sao Bernardo Campo plant in time for 2012. It’s to meet the increasing demand for commercial vehicles in the country. True enough, Mercedes-Benz is even output by adding Actros production in their Juiz de Fora plant starting 2011. The plan is to spread production of the Actros in three… Continue Reading »


It’s black, it’s white, it’s an Actros

Just because you’re doing serious business doesn’t mean your trucks don’t have to look good. And that is why Mercedes-Benz Trucks has just launched its special edition model of the Actros, named the Black LIner and the White Liner. Quite a contrast, don’t you think? There aren’t really any technical enhancement done from the basic Actros, only that these two have been specially painted and have been sprinkled a few tidbits of luxury on a few places. The colors aren’t exactly black and white. It’s more like diamond white and obsidian black. The Black LIner features exterior mirror trims with chrome accentuations, stainless steel sidesteps and blackened headlight trims. The… Continue Reading »


Unimog takes on rail identity and construction work

Whoever said Mercedes-Benz trucks are only good for public road use? Well, not quite. Nothing could be farther from the truth, as exemplified by this one of a kind Unimog found working in the Cassanawald Tunnel under the San Bernardino Pass. The Unimog is being used to haul a whole line of railway freight wagons carrying construction equipment. Yes, the equipment being used to construct the tunnel. The Unimog was manufactured way back in 1971. Albeit more than 40 years old, it has been upgraded to comply with Euro 4 emission standards. This baby can pull as much as 60 tons of dead weight through the entire 1.2 kilometer tunnel…. Continue Reading »


Singapore gets a load of natural gas powered Econic trucks

When it comes to caring for the environment, Mercedes-Benz never lets itself be left behind. And thus it recently began testing of its latest Econic trucks with natural gas technology in Singapore. The country’s biggest waste management company, Sembcorp, has signed up to conduct the testing with the goal of determining the realistic benefits of the Econic. It’s being graded based on its cost effectiveness and ability to satisfy customers. Mercedes-Benz delivered to Sembcorp Econic trucks with two engine choices—an inline six cylinder diesel engine and one which is powered entirely by natural gas. The NGT engine, with product code M 906 LAG, has a 6.9 liter displacement and is… Continue Reading »


Dual clutch transmission system for Mercedes-Benz Trucks launched

There’ve been a lot of critics of dual clutch transmission systems. Purists prefer the mechanical feel of a manual transmission, but you can’t deny that dual clutch transmission systems have come a long way from the prehistoric automatic transmission system. And now, it’s being incorporated in Mercedes-Benz trucks, ushering in a new era of fuel efficiency and emissions control. First of all, it eliminates the problematic torque converter that is present in an automatic transmission systems. Secondly, in fully-automatic mode, shifting times are effectively cut down to inhuman figures. No professional racing driver would ever outshift a dual clutch transmission system in terms of shift times. And third is the… Continue Reading »


220 Actros units for shipment to Lehnkering logistics in Poland

You’ve heard how the Vans division of Mercedes-Benz is fairing (really well) throughout their global sales markets. Well, the company’s Trucks division ain’t going to let themselves lose out to their companions, especially now that the demand for trucks is soaring sky high. And so far, they’ve done very well by securing their largest ever request order—220 Mercedes-Benz Actros units—for delivery to Lehnkering, a logistics company in Europe. The fleet will be sent by Mercedes-Benz by packaging through CharterWay delivery. Lehnkering is a company that has been linked to Mercedes-Benz for over 60 years. Now that the company has once again decided to build its truck fleet and truck-related services… Continue Reading »


Active Brake Assist Version 2.0 for the Actros

The great thing about Mercedes-Benz is that it doesn’t focus solely on its passenger cars. It makes sure its entire product line sets the standard for technology, performance and safety. True enough, the company is going to be incorporating the second generation of its Active Brake Assist in their heavy-duty Actros truck line. How does the system work? Well, the first version of Active Brake Assist senses if a vehicle in front of you slows down. It then calculates chances of a collision and automatically applies the brakes. The second generation, meanwhile, is now able to detect stationary objects lying on the road, such as light posts, heavy traffic tailback,… Continue Reading »


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