In the new Actros rated at up to 250 tonnes, the Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated gearshift is fitted in conjunction with the turbo retarder clutch and an optimally configured 16-speed constant-mesh transmission. The "heavy" shift mode is available for precise gear selection according to the given driving situation. The crawl function with integral manoeuvring mode makes moving off really easy and manoeuvring precise and responsive. Furthermore, there are various driving modes and additional functions to make driving a heavy haulage truck and load easier.
Heavy driving program. The driving program is specially designed for heavy haulage work. It features impressively short shift times and a precise gear selection adapted to the given situation.
Power drive program. It comprises the driving modes "power", "standard" and "manual". "power" is designed for on-road use and supports driving with an onus on power as necessary.