Twenty-five years ago, Mercedes-Benz broke new ground with the Actros, especially in the long haul and distribution/transport field. With its first generation introduced in 1896 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the truck invented by Gottlieb Daimler in 1996, the Actros is now considered the pioneer of its market.
Andreas von Wallfeld, Head of Marketing, Sales and Services at Mercedes-Benz Trucks, said: “The Actros has been the flagship of our product portfolio for a quarter of a century. More than 1.4 million units have been sold worldwide in the premium model range, a clear indication of customer satisfaction.” said.
The “International Truck of the Year” award given by commercial vehicle journalists across Europe of every generation of the Actros kazanIt is a testament to the extraordinary success of this model series. "International Truck of the Year" award, in line with the rules of the jury; It is a title given to the truck that makes the biggest contribution to road transport with the innovations it offers, as well as providing advantages in terms of efficiency, emissions, safety, driving and comfort.
New standards set
Since 1996, all Actros generations have played a leading role in safety, optimum fuel consumption, networking and comfort. The Actros 1 stood out with its extraordinary electronic braking system (EBS), automated gear shifting, CAN bus and large flat-floor cabin. Among the innovations that stand out in Actros 2 are; It featured adaptive cruise control, Active Brake Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Powershift transmission and a new storage concept. Actros 3; It featured impressive features such as a light and rain sensor, a further developed emergency braking system, Active Brake Assist and an updated Powershift transmission. Actros 4, on the other hand, has set completely new standards with its new generation engine with Euro 4, GPS, Cruise Control, Predictive Powertrain Control, advanced Powershift transmission, improved Active Brake Assistant 4 with pedestrian detection and Turning Assistant.
Arrived with four world launches: New Actros
Actros 2018, which has been on the market since 5, was introduced with four world launches. Active Driving Assistant (ADA), the first assist system in the world for semi-automatic driving (Level 2), went into mass production with the Actros 5. With the vertical and horizontal steering of the truck, ADA is able to automatically maintain the distance to the vehicle in front as well as actively assist the driver under certain conditions. Apart from being able to accelerate the truck, this system can also steer when necessary system conditions are met, such as sufficient turning angle or clearly visible lane lines. With Active Brake Assist 5, much more advanced protection is provided for pedestrians. The system can apply maximum braking to avoid hitting the moving pedestrians. Thanks to the MirrorCam equipment offered instead of the exterior mirrors in the Actros, the exterior mirrors of a truck were also removed for the first time.
The fourth launch of the Actros has been applied to the driver's workplace. The main color screen behind the steering wheel and the secondary touchscreen display form the multimedia cockpit of the New Actros. Since June 2021, the second generation Active Driving Assistant (ADA 2) has been offered as optional equipment on the latest generation Actros. The Emergency Brake Assistant, which is included as a sub-feature of this equipment, can apply the emergency brake when the driver does not interfere with the steering despite visual and audible warnings. Active Sideguard Assist, the improved turn assistance system offered on the Actros since June 2021, can now not only warn the driver of pedestrians or cyclists in motion on the front passenger side, but also automatically apply the brakes on turns up to 20 km/h to stop the vehicle if the driver does not respond. .
Impressive special edition models
For professional truck drivers who love innovation and transport drivers who value personal style and high comfort, who use their own vehicles and see their vehicles as their home, Mercedes-Benz regularly offers the Black Liner and White Liner, Edition 1 or Edition 2, which was only offered last year, as well as series production models. It also launches limited-edition special edition models, such as With additional features and special design elements in the interior and exterior, the vehicles always acquire a unique character with a high level of recognition.
eActros: Charged and ready to go
Finally, with the eActros, a new era in Mercedes-Benz trucks began in 2021. The first series-production electric truck with a Mercedes-Benz star, designed specifically for heavy-duty transport, was introduced at the end of June 2021. The technological hub of the eActros consists of a drive unit consisting of a two-stage gearbox and two integrated electric motors. These two engines provide tremendous driving comfort and high driving dynamics. Quiet and zero-emission electric vehicles are suitable for night deliveries as well as for urban traffic in cities where diesel vehicles are prohibited. eActros is Mercedes-Benz Trucks' clear commitment to locally CO2-neutral road transport.