When designing the Actros we tested every individual part extensively. In the wind tunnel and over many millions of test kilometres – for extremely low wind resistance and low fuel consumption.
Low drag and rolling resistance.
The design of the Actros has been optimised right down to the smallest detail in order to reduce wind resistance. This is especially apparent on the StreamSpace cab. The radiator grille with an electronically controlled radiator shutter and the door extensions also save fuel. Air management kits to suit the body or trailer precisely also play a role in cutting consumption. Along with the tyre pressure monitoring system, super-wide tyres on the drive axle reduce rolling resistance and therefore fuel consumption, too.