New Actros launched by Benz


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Official launch sees the Actros complete its 18-month journey to Australia

Read Steve Brooks’ detailed test drive of the new Benz here. 

 

Mercedes-Benz has officially launched its new Actros model in Australia at an event in northern Queensland.

Unveiled to an audience of 260 customers, dealers and media, the new Actros hits the market on the back of an 18-month local trial involving 20 trucks, 1 million kms and 35 customers.

"We are excited to introduce the next generation Mercedes-Benz truck to our key Australian customers," Mercedes-Benz Truck and Bus director Michael May says.

"They have helped us put together a fantastic line up of trucks that will deliver new standards of efficiency, reliability and comfort."

Available in four engine variants ranging from 11-litre and 13-litre options to a 16-litre powerhouse, the Benz will suit metro, regional, B-double and road train work.

Originally launched five years ago in Europe, the Actros collected the 2012 International Truck of the Year for its in-line six-cylinder engine, fuel savings, AdBlue consumption reduction, safety improvements and automated transmission.

The new model arriving in Australia also includes modern technology advances such as Proximity Control Assist adaptive cruise control with stop/start function, Active Brake Assist, and a 6.1-inch touch screen truck sat-nav unit and sound system.

Mercedes-Benz says it has already received strong interest in the new truck and is offering a 500,000km/5 year’s free scheduled servicing offering on all new Actros prime movers.

The new models will be followed in mid-2017 with rigid variants and all-wheel drive versions slightly after that.

 

 

 

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