Frame, chassis, suspension, steering
Actros

Frame, chassis, suspension, steering

For an outstandingly capable, safe and relaxed driving experience.

Frame, chassis, suspension and steering – in the Actros all the elements unite to form a perfect whole. For an outstandingly capable, safe and relaxed driving experience.

The Actros has excellent road-holding and an outstandingly capable, safe driving feel: factors responsible for this include the wide, rigid frame, the innovative rear axle guide and the direct, sensitive steering system.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Comfortable, safe handling and a superior driving experience
  • Suspension elements for seats, cab mountings and chassis suspension all optimally tuned with each other
  • Direct steering with sensitive response for high steering precision
  • Innovative rear axle guide for high transverse stability and very good understeer/oversteer characteristics
  • 4-bellows air suspension for very good roll characteristics and a small roll angle
  • Rigid frame with wide track for excellent road-holding
  • High degree of body-mounting ability thanks to wide range of wheelbases, frame overhangs and end cross members

The innovative rear axle guide also plays a decisive role in the excellent handling: Compared with a conventional wishbone, the connection points of the two trailing arms are positioned further towards the outside. The result: the best possible transverse stability, little need for corrective steering and very good understeer/oversteer characteristics.

Innovative rear axle guide. The innovative rear axle guide stands for high transverse stability, low roll movements, reduced need for corrective steering and very good understeer/oversteer characteristics.

All the suspension elements in the Actros are precisely tuned to one another: From the seats to the cab mountings available in three variants, to the 4-bellows air suspension at the rear axle – the overall result is a high degree of suspension comfort at the workplace and a ride which helps protect both the vehicle and its cargo.

The air suspension bellows on the 4-bellows air suspension have been attached on the far outside, and in conjunction with the innovative rear axle guide ensure excellent roll characteristics and a small roll angle in bends.

The frame of the Actros is uncompromisingly geared to use in long-distance transport. The 834 mm wide track and the rigid design ensure good road-holding and comfortable handling. Further advantages: the 50 mm matrix of pre-drilled holes throughout, as well as a large range of wheelbases, frame overhangs and end cross members.

The direct and particularly sensitive steering has speed-sensitive power assistance. This makes manoeuvring particularly straightforward, effortless and safe. And at high speeds the system supports reliable straight ahead running and the best possible directional stability. A high level of steering accuracy and very good understeer/oversteer characteristics are further advantages which contribute to more safety and outstanding capability.