Efficiency
Actros

Efficiency

Economical to the core.

A truck built for efficiency. Reliable, fuel-saving vehicle technology, low costs and high profitability in long-distance haulage is what the Actros is all about. In a nutshell: it's just so much more efficient! Low fuel consumption can make a decisive contribution to the efficiency of the truck. This is a characteristic that the Actros has already demonstrated in its daily use – and which can be increased even more with the OM 471 in its 3rd generation.

Low consumption is critical for achieving low total costs. This is particularly true of long-haul transport and heavy-duty distribution transport. With this in mind, we have given our all to reduce fuel consumption even further on the Actros as standard.

We have further improved the aerodynamics of the Actros to achieve an extremely low level of drag and lower fuel consumption: for example, MirrorCam287, 248 cuts fuel consumption by up to 1.3 % compared with conventional mirrors as standard.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Economical, reliable Euro VI engines in four displacement classes
  • Finely coordinated drivetrain configurations with 12-speed automated gearshift and optimised final-drive ratio
  • Fuel-saving drive programs
  • Sophisticated aerodynamics
  • Fuel-efficient auxiliary consumers
Thanks to the cooled exhaust-gas recirculation system, less nitrogen oxide and fewer particulates are produced during combustion.
Particulate emissions are almost entirely prevented by the closed diesel particulate filter. An optimised volume control unit injects AdBlue® into the exhaust gas flow without air.

Thanks to the Predictive Powertrain Control, your truck is guaranteed to be even more fuel-efficient in long-haul transport. The system integrates a driving style optimised for the route topography into the automatic transmission. In conjunction with the precisely coordinated shift strategy, this creates fuel savings of bis zu 5%1066, not just on mootorways, but on country roads too.

Whether on a steep hill, coming over a crest, when rolling downhill, in dips or on level ground, thanks to satellite-supported navigation and precise 3D maps, Predictive Powertrain Control can detect and react to upcoming driving situations at an early stage. In order to do so, Predictive Powertrain Control continually monitors the vehicle's kinetic energy and uses it on such occasions as coming over crests or on the flat for EcoRoll phases, which reduce drag losses and save fuel. The system also adapts shift sequences to the impending driving situation, applying fewer and larger gear changes, for example.

The smart integration of the Predictive Powertrain Control can also detect turning requests, for example, by setting the turn indicator and initiating a consumption-reducing rolling phase. It also integrates the extended Top Torque1070 in both the Standard and Power driving modes.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Up to 5% lower fuel consumption as standard1066
  • Identification of the course of the road, such as uphill and downhill gradients, junctions and roundabouts
  • Optimisation of shift points, gear selection and the set cruise control speed
  • Integration of traffic-dependent settings and Traffic Sign Assist
  • Now usable not only on motorways, but on A and B roads as well
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Full control for fuel efficiency. The Predictive Powertrain Control (similar to the illustration) as standard is a great assistant to the driver and also helps lower fuel consumption on country roads.

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Economy driving program.

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Power driving program.

The right programme for every situation: Choose from Standard, Economy, Fleet and Power. Special requirements like off-road, heavy, municipal and fire are also covered.

And even within each driving programme, the driver can choose between four driving modes at any time1068 – with A and A economy as standard, with another automatic mode plus manual as an add-on,

The vehicle utilisation and vehicle use of your truck can be significantly increased: thanks to intelligent networking of the vehicle, Mercedes-Benz service and your transport company. For noticeably more efficient logistics processes in long-distance haulage and distribution haulage.

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