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 is optionally available for even greater safety, offering up to 300 kW of braking power depending on the installed engine variant.

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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.

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.

A tangible 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.

The "economy" transmission mode supports a particularly economical driving style. In the "power" transmission mode, the speed for all shift operations is increased by 100 rpm so that the engine output is available for longer. 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.

This driving mode supports an agile mode of driving in difficult topography. In "power" driving mode the engine speeds are increased by 100 rpm for all shift operations in comparison to "standard" mode. This means that the full engine power output is available longer.

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