Powertrain technology

Powertrain technology

A perfectly tuned drive.

Pulls away immediately and effortlessly with high power delivery that you can feel straight away – all the powertrain components of the Actros are perfectly tuned to each other. For highly economical operation and exceptional driving dynamics.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Exceptional driving dynamics through perfectly tuned powertrain configurations and immediately responsive engines
  • Mercedes PowerShift automated transmission with selectively engageable drive modes and additional functions matched to operating profiles
  • Precise gear selection in accordance with the particular driving situation in question
  • Friction-loss-reduced hypoid rear axle
  • Comprehensive range of rear axle ratios and transmission variants

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.

"economy" driving mode supports a particularly economical driving style, "power" mode is configured for a highly dynamic style. The fleet driving program is pre-set to use "fleet" driving mode. Mercedes PowerShift 3 provides fast shifting from 1 to R and high-ratio reverse gears for easy manoeuvring. Moving off is noticeably more comfortable thanks to the crawl function.

With Mercedes PowerShift 3, additional functions such as direct shifting from 1 to R and reverse gears with high ratios provide for simple manoeuvring. The crawl function makes particularly easy work of moving off.

EcoRoll mode.

Selective use of EcoRoll mode allows the Actros to operate even more fuel-efficiently by spending longer coasting on the level and also ahead of hilltops and at the end of hill sections.

The Actros is available with the three driving programs, fleet, economy or power, one of which can be selected at the time of purchase. Different transmission modes enhance driving comfort and efficiency.

Economy driving program. The driving program can be activated selectively and supports a particularly economical driving style.

Low friction losses and therefore low fuel consumption, as well as very quiet running and therefore high driving comfort, are the key characteristics of this axle. The 13 t hypoid rear axle comes with differential locks, internally ventilated disc brakes and an oil temperature sensor for the maintenance system.