Reliability, efficiency and safety are the three core characteristics that define the new Mercedes-Benz Actros. With over 25 000 vehicles sold in South Africa since it was introduced to the market in 1998, the Actros family has been a significant success story in the heavy-duty truck sector, with the current Actros being the market leader in this segment.
The new Actros was launched in Europe in 2011, available then only as a Euro 6. In order to meet the high requirements set out by Mercedes-Benz Trucks in terms of reliability and market suitability, extensive technical and product modifications have been made to the European Actros to ensure that the new truck is more than capable of living up to the Mercedes-Benz Trucks brand reputation of Trucks you can Trust.
The high standards set by the previous Actros make it an extremely tough act to follow, but the new Actros succeeds in doing this, making life even easier for operators by cutting fuel costs and increasing vehicle availability.
The new Actros achieves a fuel saving globally of up to seven percent.
A key factor which allows the new Actros to achieve this, is a drivetrain from a single source. The engines, transmissions and axles are all designed and manufactured in-house by Mercedes-Benz, which ensures that components in the drivetrain can be perfectly matched to each other.
FOCUS’s Charleen Clarke was at the launch earlier this week and we will run a full report in the next issue of FOCUS. In the meantime, further information about the new Actros can be found at: https://roadefficiency.mercedes-benz.com.