Reduced fuel consumption
The Actros

Reduced fuel consumption

The lower the fuel consumption, the lower the overall costs.

The lower the consumption, the lower the total cost of the truck, particularly in long-distance haulage and heavy-duty distribution. With this in mind, we have given our all to reduce fuel consumption as standard even further on the Actros.

We have further improved the aerodynamics of the Actros to achieve an extremely low level of drag and even lower fuel consumption: the MirrorCam271 cuts fuel consumption by up to 1.3% as standard, for example.

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
  • Further optimised, sophisticated aerodynamics
  • Fuel-efficient auxiliary consumers

Savings everyone can enjoy: the Actros’s drive has been enhanced thanks to the third generation OM 471 engine with its redeveloped combustion system and a new integrated exhaust control strategy. Performance is boosted by a pair of turbochargers tailored to suit each respective use. The newly developed, consumption-optimised turbocharger for the lower and medium output ratings of the third generation OM 471 engine delivers enhanced fuel savings compared to previous models. The higher output ratings also reap the benefit of internal engine solutions to optimise fuel consumption – up to 4% – combined with a turbocharger tailored to maximum performance. With consumption cut at 350 kW (476 hp), and 330 kW (450 hp) available as an option, you’ll see more than just your operating costs drop. Exhaust fumes and CO2 emissions are down too. 

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The economical Euro VI engines are available in four displacement classes from 7.7 l to 15.6 l and a total of 18 power output ratings from 175 kW (238 hp) to 460 kW (625 hp).

Exhaust-gas recirculation:
Thanks to the cooled exhaust-gas recirculation system, less nitrogen oxide and fewer particulates are produced during combustion.

Diesel particulate filter:
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.

All Euro VI engines boast low fuel consumption. Further contributions to overall fuel economy come from consumption-reducing drive programs, an optimised rear axle ratio252, MirrorCam and enhanced Predictive Powertrain Control. Intelligent ancillary consumers and finely honed aerodynamics also play a role. This all adds up to increased fuel savings on motorways and A and B roads in comparison to the previous model.

The Actros is equipped with the "Economy/Power" drive program as standard. The economy drive program is intended for use in long-distance haulage and contributes to even greater efficiency. The maximum power can be called up at any time, for example on uphill gradients, via the power drive program. The economy+ and fleet drive programs, which have been specially configured with regard to maximum speed and shifting characteristics, are optionally available instead of the power drive program.

Eco-Support1054 gives the driver valuable feedback on the economy of their driving style using graphic evaluation. Acceleration, braking, regularity and coasting are taken into account.