Engines, transmissions, gearshift

Engines, transmissions, gearshift

Efficient 4 and 6-cylinder engines with high performance and low consumption.

Efficient 4- and 6-cylinder engines that are high on delivery and low on consumption supported by the Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated gearshift which makes driving easier in difficult conditions.

Powerful, reliable, economical – the Atego's Euro VI engines boast low fuel consumption, tractive power and very smooth running.

Advantages at a glance.

  • More fuel-efficient, reliable 4- and 6-cylinder in-line engines with high torque at low engine speeds
  • Two displacement classes, seven output ratings from 115 kW (156 hp) to 220 kW (299 hp)
  • Powerful engine brake, optional High Performance Engine Brake
  • Various 6-, 8- and 9-speed transmissions for application specific drive configurations
  • Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated gearshift with "economy" or "power" driving programs as well as selectable transmission modes and additional functions
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The three-stage, wear-free auxiliary brake is optionally available for even greater safety, offering up to 300 kW of braking power depending on the installed engine variant.

The three-stage brake system offers up to 235 kW of brake power, which comes as standard on vehicles with a permissible gross vehicle weight of 9.5 t or over. This reduces wear on the service brake while enhancing safety and control of the vehicle.

The Atego is available with a choice of 6-, 8- or 9-speed transmissions, enabling the vehicle to be tailored effectively to its intended application. Matched rear-axle ratios complete the optimum powertrain package.

Superior dynamic response, simple handling and low fuel consumption. The automated transmission ensures precise gear selection, short shift times, high driving comfort and a very high level of economic efficiency.

With Mercedes PowerShift 3, additional functions such as direct shifting from forward to reverse and one reverse gear with a high ratio make for easy manoeuvring. The crawler function is particularly convenient when moving off.

The Atego is available with the two driving programs "economy" or "power", one of which you can select at the time of purchase. Different transmission modes enhance driving comfort and efficiency.

Economy driving program. This driving program can be activated selectively and supports a particularly economical driving style. It is a functional addition to the "standard" transmission mode.

Power driving program. This driving mode supports an agile mode of driving in difficult topography.

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