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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 – and the Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated gearshift makes driving easier in difficult conditions, too.

Powerful, reliable, economical – the Atego's Euro VI engines boast low fuel consumption, spontaneous response, 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 job-matched drive configurations
  • Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated gearshift with "economy" or "power" driving programs as well as selectable transmission modes and additional functions


The three-stage, wear-free auxiliary brake is optionally available for even greater safety, offering up to 300 kW of braking power according to the installed engine variant.

The three-stage brake system offering 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, reduces wear on the service brake while enhancing safety and control of the vehicle.

To enable specific tailoring to the intended application, the Atego is available with a 6-, 8- or 9-speed transmission. In conjunction with the perfectly matched rear axle ratios, it offers an economical drivetrain.

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 1 to R and one reverse gear with a high ratio93 provide for simple manoeuvring. The crawl function makes particularly easy work of 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. The 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 programme. This driving mode supports an agile mode of driving in difficult topography.