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The New Actros

The New Mercedes-Benz Actros

The new Actros is uncompromisingly attuned to the needs of drivers and contractors. Select the headings below or scroll through to learn more about the new Actros.


The new dimension in comfort

The redeveloped Actros gives completely new meaning to concepts such as freedom of movement, sense of spaciousness and ambiance without ever losing sight of the driver's daily routines.

A modern workstation and attractive living space, coupled with room for restful sleep – the newly designed driver's cabs in the new Actros live up to this standard in every respect.

Redesigned seats

All seats in the new Actros have been completely redesigned. The result: the adjustment range for the height as well as for the fore and aft position is greater, the controls are intuitively arranged and easily visible, and the seat cushions, having gained a full 40 mm in width, set a new standard in long-distance transport.

The new Actros comes standard with a luxury suspension seat. A leather seat finished to a high standard of craftsmanship is available on request.

Outstanding working conditions. Even Outside.

Wellbeing in the workplace. The newly designed workplace with its cockpit that is ideally suited to the driver’s needs offers optimum working conditions, for everything is arranged ergonomically and within the driver’s area of reach: from the engine start/stop button and the switch in the instrument support to the gearshift. The multifunction steering wheel can be adjusted via a foot-operated switch and moved to a virtually vertical position for climbing in and out. In short: everything ensures that drivers can concentrate on their work in a relaxed manner.

 

High-comfort climate. The new heating system boasts several innovations and creates an optimum working climate, ensuring that cosy warmth or re-freshing cooling is available to ensure a comfortable working environment.

All the cabs are equipped with an air-controlled heating and air conditioning system which is characterised by its immediate response and facilitates draught-free ventilation thanks to the diffuser vent located in the instrument support.

Living and sleeping comfort in the cab.

 A better life on the road, too – as of now. 

The new interior design with the well-thought-out living concept ensures maximum relaxation during breaks.

Restful sleep. 

The completely redeveloped beds for the new Actros are totally geared towards comfort when lying down and sleeping. They offer lots of room and ensure restful sleep.

Cabs matched to operating profiles.

Thanks to a width of 2,500mm and 2,300mm and a length of 2,300mm, the new Actros’s cabs offer optimum prerequisites for virtually every application in long-distance transport.

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Economy
The new dimension in economic efficiency.

The new Actros impresses with significantly reduced total costs. From the first day onwards.

When developing the new Actros, we called every aspect into question. The result: a reduction in fuel consumption. And particularly low total costs thanks to a range of closely coordinated services tailored specifically to the Actros. All for a single goal: to increase your profitability.

The standard-specification Euro VI engines set a benchmark – with up to 5% less fuel consumption* than the predecessors with Euro V engines. The Euro VI engines come in four displacement categories and 8 power ratings in all, ranging from 260 kW to 460 kW. The interplay between these re-engineered engines with their fuel-saving design and a host of other innovative solutions is what allows the Actros to set new standards in economic efficiency.

Other factors contribute to the significant savings, including the fuel-efficient auxiliary consumers, the optimised standard Mercedes PowerShift 3 automatic gearshift, and the streamlined aerodynamics.

A highly profitable end-to-end solution – to enable you to take full advantage of the technical potential of the new Actros, we provide service offerings which are even more closely integrated with our trucks. Our efforts in this regard have focussed on a range of different services and service products which are tailored specifically to the re-engineered Actros, contributing to very low total costs and thereby achieving an extremely profitable end-to-end solution.

These include, for instance, a comprehensive service contract, attractive leasing and finance conditions with guaranteed high residual values and training techniques designed to reduce fuel consumption. For you, this means lower total costs and greater profitability, day in and day out. From the first day onwards.

Lots of innovations – one aim: less consumption.

With up to 7% less consumption with Euro V and up to 5% less with Euro VI the new Actros makes pioneering fuel savings possible in comparison with its predecessor.



Sophisticated aerodynamics. When designing the new Actros we tested every individual part extensively – in the wind tunnel and over many millions of test kilometres. This meant that we were able to optimise the specific long-distance-transport design of the cabs right down to the smallest detail. The results of the aerodynamic optimisation work are especially apparent on the StreamSpace cab, for example. The optimised radiator grille with a standard-fit electronically controlled radiator shutter, and the door extensions – which come as standard too – also ensure that the airflow costs you less diesel with the new Actros.

The standard-specification door extensions are also available for all the other cabs – as is the radiator shutter, which also comes as standard.

When closed it improves the aerodynamics and is opened or closed depending on the engine’s cooling requirements. Aerodynamic detachable body parts, wind deflectors, cab side deflectors and side trim panels can also be ordered on request for all the new Actros’s cabs.

Adjustment of air deflectors. The roof spoiler can also be aerodynamically adjusted in a flexible manner, so that the roof of the cab is perfectly matched to the particular semitrailer in question. This reduces the wind resistance and saves fuel.

Engine and exhaust technology

Staying ahead with Euro V and Euro VI – the re-engineered engines in the Actros boast lower consumption than its economical Euro V-compliant predecessor.

 

Leading engine technology. Grand savings of up to 5% fuel consumption+ for Euro VI compared with their already economical Euro V-compliant predecessor. This is the impressive figure of the new 6-cylinder in-line engine, which are available in four displacement categories (7.7 l, 10.7 l, 12.8 l and 15.6 l) and 8 power ratings^ in all, ranging from 260 kW to 460 kW. The lower consumption yet improved power development of the engines can be attributed to their highly efficient combustion strategy, supported, amongst others, by the X-Pulse common-rail high-pressure fuel injection system, which injects fuel into each cylinder at pressures of up to 2,100 bar. Significantly lower CO2 emissions and reduced particle and nitrogen oxide emissions are further advantages.

Powerful player, to the extreme. With an engine capacity of 15.6 litres, the new OM 473 6-cylinder in-line engine is the top-of-the-range power plant of Mercedes-Benz Trucks. The new Euro VI engine comes with a maximum torque of 3,000 Nm and 460 kW, as well as 2,800 Nm and 425 kW.

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The new dimension in driving dynamics.

Impressive driving dynamics – the new Actros drives and steers easily, safely and effortlessly.

Precisely tuned drive train configurations, spontaneous power development, increased driving stability, improved steering characteristics, and not least, numerous assistance and safety systems – all of which make the driver's task noticeably easier and provide a brand new driving feel.

Driving pleasure and economic efficiency.

Engines, transmission, axles – all components in the new Actros are perfectly coordinated. For greater economic efficiency and a noticeably improved driving feel.

The advanced, standard-specification Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated transmission immediately and efficiently transmits the tremendous power to the rear axle through precise gear selection and fast gearshifts. The improved shift strategy is equally responsible for this, taking into account factors such as the combination weight, the angle of inclination of the road and the position of the accelerator when selecting the optimum gear. If need be the driver has the option of intervening manually. The selectively engageable "economy" driving mode offers a particularly versatile drive, the "power" driving mode a very dynamic drive and the “fleet” mode an economical drive.

The Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated transmission has various driving modes which ensure maximum ride comfort and optimum profitability in practically every driving situation.

In addition to this, four high-ratio reverse gears and additional functions – such as the opportunity to shift rapidly from 1 to R – increase shifting comfort. The selectively engageable "economy" driving mode supports a particularly economical driving style, the "power" driving mode a very dynamic one.

And moving off is now significantly more comfortable with Mercedes PowerShift, thanks to the new crawl function familiar from the automatic transmissions in passenger cars. It palpably eases the burden on the driver. And the optimised shift sensor system ensures that moving off on a hill is easy by automatically selecting the correct gear. In addition to this the hill holder prevents unintended rolling forwards or backwards and makes moving off on a hill child’s play.

 

 

Driving characteristics have been revolutionised.

Frame, chassis, suspension and steering – in the new Actros all the elements unite to form a perfect entity: like Swiss clockwork. The result is a totally new driving feel.

Outstandingly capable, safe driving feel. On the new Actros several innovations – all perfectly tuned with one another – ensure optimised road holding and an outstandingly capable, safe driving feel. The frame track, for example, has been increased by 90 mm to 834 mm. The wider spring track of the standard-fit 4-bellows air suspension also does its bit. Another decisive role is played by the new innovative rear axle guide, whilst the conventional wishbone has been given a discrete design: the points at which the two trailing arms are connected to the rear axle have been positioned further outwards, which means that the rear axle is guided more stably.

The steering is extremely precise and sensitive, thanks to the enhanced steering gear with its improved steering kinematics and finer tuning of the steering forces in accordance with the driving situation. The speed-dependent support from the electronically controlled power-steering pump increases comfort further still. This interplay leads to more transverse stability, fewer rolling movements, less need for corrective steering, plus better understeer/oversteer characteristics – for an outstandingly capable, safe driving feel. In short: we haven’t just improved driving characteristics – we’ve revolutionised them.

The illustrations and descriptions provided here may include accessories and optional extras. Ask your Mercedes-Benz Trucks salesperson.

All the suspension elements in the new Actros have been redeveloped and perfectly tuned to one another: from the suspension in the newly developed seats and the cab mountings available in three variants to the new 4-bellows air suspension at the rear axle – put together it all produces maximum suspension comfort in the workplace, treats the vehicle and its cargo with sufficient care and supports the steering, frame and rear axle guide properties.

Feel safe.

More safety – with assistance and safety systems that actively ease the burden on the driver, treat the vehicle and its cargo with due care and thus help inject more profitability.

More relaxed when out on the road. Available on request, the new Proximity Control Assist with a stop-and-go function reduces the risk of rear-end collisions by automatically bringing the new Actros to a halt in stop-and-go traffic, for instance, and – as soon as things get going – slowly starts it off again**. This increases safety and ride comfort.

Lane Keeping Assist is available on request and is able to detect lane markings. It is always alert and can warn the driver if it recognises that the vehicle is in danger of leaving its lane unintentionally. If this happens, an acoustic warning sounds over the radio’s loudspeakers. The camera mounted behind the windscreen continuously sends images of the road markings to its powerful computer, which monitors the lateral distance between the vehicle and the road markings, raising the alarm if the worst should come to the worst.

 

 On the right track. This system is available on request and is able to detect lane markings. It is always alert and can warn the driver if it recognises that the vehicle is in danger of leaving its lane unintentionally. If this happens, an acoustic warning sounds over the radio’s loudspeakers. The camera mounted behind the windscreen continuously sends images of the road markings to its powerful computer, which monitors the lateral distance between the vehicle and the road markings, raising the alarm if the worst should come to the worst. Warning as fatigue levels increase. The new, optional Attention Assist system can lend an added measure of security. Based on specific factors such as driving performance, it is able to detect increasing fatigue levels and lapses in concentration in the driver, provide visual and audible warnings and recommend a break. Attention Assist is part of the standard equipment in conjunction with the optional Lane Keeping Assist system.

The new Actros can be equipped with Active Brake Assist 3 on request. This safety system is able to prevent an imminent collision with a stationary obstacle or significantly reduce the impact speed of a collision, now via full braking. Accidents can thus be avoided or their severity can be significantly reduced.

More vision and safety when manoeuvring. With the optionally available manoeuvring function the co-driver’s mirror is automatically angled approx. 10° outwards at the touch of a button. After approx. two minutes or from a speed of 10 km/h the mirror automatically resumes the driving position again. 

On request bi-xenon headlamps, the new cornering light function, daytime running lamps and front fog lamps enhance safety and comfort during the journey. The standard-specification follow-me-home lights make climbing in and out more pleasant and also safer.

Safety Packs available on request enhance safety and with their low package prices, attractive leasing or financing terms and conditions and lower insurance premiums they also play a part in ensuring more economy.

 Classic Safety Pack.

  • Active Brake Assist 3
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Proximity Control Assist
  • Attention Assist

 Top Safety Pack.

Includes all the contents of Classic Safety Pack. In addition:

  • Secondary water retarder
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Product Groups

The new dimension in product groups

The new Actros Prime Mover range.

With the new Actros Prime Mover we have created an industry-specific vehicle concept which quite simply affords you greater profitability on the road for various applications.

The Actros Prime Mover has been developed to specifically target the various highway applications, including Metro Distribution, Regional Distribution, B-Double and Road Train, equating to a solution that perfectly meets your requirements, wherever you are operating on the road.
   

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*The declared fuel consumption figures are determined by testing under standardised laboratory conditions to comply with ADR 81/02.  Real world fuel consumption is influenced by many additional factors such as individual driving style, load, traffic and vehicle condition. The declared fuel consumption figure should only be used for the purpose of comparison amongst vehicles.

** When the vehicle is stationary for less than 2 seconds

^ Euro V available only for 425 kW.
 
The declared fuel consumption figures are determined by testing under standardised laboratory conditions to comply with ADR 81/02.  Real world fuel consumption is influenced by many additional factors such as individual driving style, load, traffic and vehicle condition. The declared fuel consumption figure should only be used for the purpose of comparison amongst vehicles.