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Engines, transmissions, gearshift

Engines, transmissions, gearshift

Uncompromisingly high output. The Atego - the new efficiency in distribution haulage.

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. The high environmental compatibility of the Euro VI in-line engines is founded on highly-efficient combustion with minimal soot particles and cooled exhaust-gas recirculation, for example.

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" drive programs as well as selectable transmission modes and additional functions

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.

The three-stage, wear-free auxiliary brake offering up to 300 kW of brake power40 is available for even greater safety.

This system serves to heat the fuel for sustained operations at temperatures below -25°C. It prevents blockage of the fuel system by paraffin.

High-torque Euro VI engines. Powerful, reliable, economical – the high-torque 4- and 6-cylinder in-line engines provide the Atego with an excellent foundation for operations in the building materials industry.

Transmission variants. 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.

Smaller displacement, more power. With an output of up to 170 kW (231 hp) and maximum torque of up to 900 Nm, the Atego's 4-cylinder in-line engines boast performance figures which used to be the reserve of 6-cylinder engines.

More power output, more torque. With an output of up to 220 kW (299 hp) and maximum torque of up to 1200 Nm, the 6-cylinder in-line engines provide precisely the power you need for your operations.

A tangible dynamic response, simple handling and low fuel consumption: The automated transmission ensures precise gear selection, short shift times, high driving comfort and optimum economy. With Mercedes PowerShift 3, additional functions such as direct shifting from 1 to R and one reverse gear with a high ratio provide for simple manoeuvring. The crawl function makes particularly easy work of moving off.

With the Atego, customers can choose the “power” or “offroad” drive programme irrespective of the model variant. Both incorporate driving modes enabling a style of driving adapted to the given driving situation108.

The offroad driving program offers the driving modes Standard, Economy, Offroad and Manual and is optimised for the special requirements of construction-site traffic. It supports economic driving styles just as much as improved handling when pulling away or manoeuvring on building sites or when driving slowly along bad roads.

Manual gearshift. In addition to the automated transmission, a manual transmission with pneumatic power-assisted gear shifting is optionally available. It features outstanding ergonomics and extremely precise shifting while requiring only a low shift force.