Reduced fuel consumption
Actros

Reduced fuel consumption

In the Actros you have a vehicle which uses fuel extremely efficiently.

In the Actros you have a vehicle which uses fuel extremely efficiently. What's more: through the combination of vehicle technology and services, such as our driver training, further significant reductions in fuel costs are possible. An accomplished driver can make a good truck even better.

When designing the Actros we tested every individual part extensively. In the wind tunnel and on many million miles of test routes – for exceptionally minimal drag and low fuel consumption.

Advantages at a glance.

  • 2nd generation Euro VI engines: OM 470 10.7 l and 12.8 l OM 471 with a higher rear axle ratio for fuel savings of up to 5 % (OM 470) and 6 % (OM 471) compared with the first generation
  • Comprehensive range of engines with 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) as well as precisely tuned powertrain configurations
  • Driving programs "economy" and "fleet" to reduce fuel consumption
  • Fuel-efficient auxiliary consumers
  • Sophisticated aerodynamics
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

Engine output range. 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).

With the modified OM 470 and OM 471 the range now features two even more economical engines, each of which is available in five power output ratings. Other contributing factors to the low fuel consumption include the optimised 12-speed transmission, the improved shift strategy and Predictive Powertrain Control2. New, intelligent ancillary consumers and honed aerodynamics also play a role. In conjunction with the optimised powertrain, the new OM 470 and OM 471 engines are, all in all, able to achieve fuel savings of up to 6% in comparison with their predecessors.

A wide choice of rear axle ratios matched to various operating profiles also plays a role in keeping fuel consumption low. What's more, short shift times and the "economy" or "fleet" driving programs also support an economical driving style. Economical ancillary consumers, such as the on-demand compressed-air control system and the power steering pump also contribute to low fuel consumption.