Low total costs.
Mercedes-Benz RoadEfficiency

Low total costs.

Achieving low operating costs with a focus on reduced fuel consumption.

This is the first pillar of RoadEfficiency and a promise that the new Actros bears out by virtue of lower fuel consumption than its predecessor. This is thanks to its further optimised aerodynamics and enhanced Predictive Powertrain Control.

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The Actros continues to underline its leading role: in over 2000 Fuel Duels it has won more than 90% – with a consumption advantage of around 10%1. But that’s not all: in future we will continue to work on lowering consumption – further reducing total costs in the process.

Low fuel consumption is a crucial contributory factor to economic efficiency. This is a virtue that the Actros has demonstrated in daily use.

The new Actros now boasts additional fuel savings of up to 3% on the motorway and up to 5% on A and B roads. This results from further optimisation of the drivetrain and aerodynamics, for example, and from enhanced Predictive Powertrain Control, which is now also able to contribute to fuel savings on A and B roads and motorways.

Low overall costs also result from the new assistance systems, which boost driving safety and help to ensure that your truck arrives reliably on schedule. Efficiency also improves as a result of a further increase in vehicle use. Courtesy of innovative services tailored perfectly to your requirements, such as Mercedes-Benz Uptime, for example. The services from Fleetboard are additionally available to further improve performance in your logistics processes. All in the interests of added efficiency. The new Actros.

The lower your fuel consumption, the lower your overall costs. With this in mind, we have given our all to reduce fuel consumption as standard on the new Actros.

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

The Predictive Powertrain Control system which now comes as standard provides a simple means of saving even more fuel.On motorways, A and B roads and city streets alike.

The system integrates a driving style optimised for the route topography into the operation of the automatic transmission and, in conjunction with the precisely coordinated shift strategy, allows fuel savings of up to 5% to be achieved. The new extended functions of Predictive Powertrain Control now enable use of the system's benefits on A and B roads, too. In addition to the satellite-based positioning system and precise 3D maps, Predictive Powertrain Control also uses the Traffic Sign Assist feature.

In addition to the course of the road with uphill and downhill gradients ahead, the system also identifies junctions, roundabouts and traffic signs integrated in 3D maps. On the basis of this data, Predictive Powertrain Control optimises shift points, gear steps and the set cruise control speed. What's more: the vehicle's kinetic energy is used to avoid unnecessary acceleration, shifting or braking. This means that cruise control can be used in virtually all driving situations. This relieves the driver's workload and contributes to a fuel-efficient driving style on A and B roads, too. Predictive Powertrain Control can be used in conjunction with cruise control at speeds between 25 and 90 km/h.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Up to 5% less fuel consumption as standard
  • Identification of the course of the road, such as uphill and downhill gradients, junctions and roundabouts
  • Optimisation of shift points, gear selection and the cruise-control speed setting
  • Optimum use of the system via traffic-dependent setting with adjustable upper and lower hysteresis plus dedicated Traffic Sign Assist
  • Now usable not only on motorways, but on A and B roads as well

On a steep hill, ahead of a hilltop, coasting down a hill, in dips or on the flat – Predictive Powertrain Control recognises impending driving situations in good time and takes anticipatory action. To this end, Predictive Powertrain Control continually monitors the vehicle's kinetic energy and uses it ahead of hilltops or on the flat for EcoRoll phases. This reduces engine drag losses and saves fuel. The system also adapts shift sequences to the impending driving situation, applying less gear changes and larger gear steps. This also helps to reduce fuel consumption.

Economy driving program.
The "economy" drive program is optimised for use in long-distance haulage and supports an economical driving style.

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Fleetboard Performance Analysis supports and monitors your drivers to adopt a fuel-saving driving style that reduces wear at the same time. To this end, the telematics system records and analyses technical data from the truck. In addition to this, Fleetboard has exclusive access to data, allowing you to monitor the maximised use of the truck technologies, for example how often the Predictive Powertrain Control system is being used. All this information is continuously analysed and the driving style assessed which results in a corresponding grade being awarded. This enables an objective assessment of the driving style allowing training to be tailored to the individual driver's results. All in all, up to 15% fuel savings are possible as a result.

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Advantages at a glance.

  • Fleetboard Portal combines the full scope of data on one user interface
  • Plus: Fuel savings through Fleetboard Performance Analysis, Eco-Support5 and Mercedes-Benz Eco Training
  • Fleetboard Driver for drivers, with direct access to data from the Fleetboard Performance Analysis and Time Management services

[1] As at 06/2016.
[2] Standard in conjunction with OM 471.  
[3] Not in conjunction with Classic cockpit. 
[4] Not for ADR vehicles. 
[5] Independent of Fleetboard telematics system. 

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