The new Actros, launched in George earlier this year, is all about road efficiency.
With over 25,000 vehicles sold in South Africa since it was introduced to the market in 1998, the Actros family has long been the most significant success story in the heavy-duty truck sector, with the current Actros being the market leader in this segment.
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 to live 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.
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 by Mercedes-Benz in-house and all ensure that components in the drivetrain can be perfectly matched to each other.
Eight new Actros air-suspended truck-tractor models with a specific focus on offering customers the right truck for their specific application
Unlike its predecessor, the new Actros will exclusively be available as a truck-tractor, in both air and steel suspension. Rigid distribution, construction, off-road and specialised application vehicles will be supported by the new Arocs models, which will be available from September 2018.
The new Actros MP4 launched in South Africa with eight new air-suspended models initially. Four 4×2 air-suspended truck-tractors and four 6×4 air-suspended truck-tractors, and further steel and air-suspended truck-tractors are to be launched during the second part of the year.
Below video: New Actros launch video highlights
The new Actros has arrived! To celebrate our most innovative truck yet, we held an unforgettable launch event for the big reveal. Take a look.
Pubblicato da Mercedes-Benz Trucks and Buses SA su Venerdì 22 giugno 2018
Two new engines for the new Actros: OM460 and OM471
At launch, the new Actros will be available in two engine variants. Two new 12.8-litre 6-cylinder in-line engines available in Euro III and Euro V emission norm.
The Euro III OM460 is based on proven technology. Pump line-nozzle injectors and single cylinder heads ensure particularly robust technology.
Although based on proven technology, the new in-line 6-cylinder layout has been optimised and boasts higher torque at lower engine speeds, a broader torque range and optimised auxiliary consumers such as the optimised viscous fan clutch resulting in an impressive overall fuel consumption saving.
The new OM460 engine is available in four engine output ratings from 360hp (265kW) up to 450hp (330kW) and torque ranging from 1,800 Nm to 2,200 Nm.
The OM471 Euro V engine features the latest engine technology and is the most efficient engine in the new range.
The high efficiency of the new 12.8-litre in-line 6-cylinder engine is achieved by the unique common-rail X-Pulse injection system which has the ability to boost the pressure from 1,160 bar in the common rail system to an injection pressure of up to 2,700 bar in the individual injectors.
This enables an extremely fine spray pattern leading to an optimised combustion cycle. The OM 471 comes with exhaust gas recirculation. Exhaust gases are treated with SCR technology with AdBlue injection. Diesel fuel with a maximum sulphur content of 50ppm is permitted for these engines.
In comparison to Euro II emission standards, the Euro V emission standards reduce NOx and particulate matter by up to 90%.
The new OM471 engine is available in two engine output ratings of 420hp (310kW) up to 450hp (330kW) and peak torque from 2,100 Nm to 2,200 Nm.
The all-new Actros models are fitted with Mercedes Powershift 3 fully automated 12-speed transmissions as standard for fast, correct and precise gear changes.
The economy drive programme, standard on all on high-way truck tractors ensure a particularly economical driving style. Mercedes Powershift 3 relieves the driver’s workload – and therefore also helps to prevent errors.
New Actros: Optimised aerodynamics
The cabin of the new Actros has been optimised in every single detail. It has been as extensively tested in the wind tunnel as no other truck before it. The result: the most aerodynamic shape ever and a completely new cabin called the “StreamSpace”, which is standard on all long-haul truck tractors.
The windscreen has been further inclined to reduce aerodynamic drag. Roof and side deflectors guide and aid the flow of air over the cabin and trailer and thus ensure a smoother transition zone reducing wind turbulence and aerodynamic drag.
In a similar way, the side door extensions and air-horns under the cab are all precisely measured to reduce aerodynamic drag and turbulence. Another enhancement in the quest for aerodynamic optimisation is that StreamSpace cabs have no sun visor.
This has been achieved without compromising the driver’s comfort by fitting all StreamSpace cabs with a dark tinted green sun filter band, which minimises sun glare.
New Actros Standard in Euro III and Euro V
The new Actros standard models are available in Euro III or Euro V engine configurations.
The new Euro V models are the most efficient and environmentally responsible vehicles on offer in the new Actros range and are of particular interest to customers who want to have the most efficient truck available today while showing their commitment to environmental awareness.
In addition to Lane Keeping Assist, driver airbag and Stability Control Assist, which were already standard on its predecessor, the new range is further complemented by additional safety features.
Attention Assist and a seat belt monitor are now standard. The standard models are also equipped with the extremely comfortable L-cab StreamSpace 2.5m cabin. Alcoa Aluminium Dura Bright Rims as well as adjustable top and side air-deflectors further complement the high levels of standard equipment specification on these models.