Ready, Set, Go! 450 New Mercedes-Benz Actros Trucks Hit the Road

To prepare for the launch of the new Mercedes-Benz Actros at Mercedes-Benz sales partners and dealerships on November 12, 2011, an impressive star tour was held today, beginning at the Mercedes-Benz plant in W├Ârth. Starting at 10 a.m., one of the 450 new Mercedes-Benz Actros demonstration vehicles left the world’s largest truck plant every 40 seconds.

The new Actros tractor trailers left the facility in pairs via a dual ramp. The vehicles are being driven to the various showrooms by Mercedes-Benz truck salespeople from all over Germany.

The sequence of departures was based on the final destination: those with the longest trips started first.

“We are extremely proud of the new Actros, which is the result of more than ten years of hard work and great dedication,” says Hubertus Troska, Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks. “I’m delighted that we are today sending the truck on its way so that it can fascinate sales partners and customers throughout Germany.”

The fourth generation Mercedes-Benz Actros, which is about to hit the road, is consistently economical, comfortable, safe, and environmentally friendly. The new design further increases the appeal of Mercedes-Benz’ new flagship truck. The Actros is the world’s most successful heavy-duty truck, with sales of more than 700,000 vehicles since the launch in 1996.

The new Actros was redeveloped from scratch, enabling Daimler to further improve the successful truck model. The vehicle not only improves business operators’ bottom line by cutting fuel consumption; it also reduces the strain on drivers by boosting handling and ride comfort. In addition, it already meets the stringent Euro VI emissions limits. Compared to the previous Actros, which has long since proved its worth, the new model consumes six to seven percent less fuel in the Euro V variant, and three to four percent less fuel in the Euro VI version. The vehicle is the result of more than ten years of hard work, over 20 million test driving kilometers, and more than €2 billion spent on development and production technology.

Source: Daimler AG

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