Daimler Trucks is performing extremely well also in international markets. Trucks from our Freightliner brand in the United States maintain their dominant position on American highways. The Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid, which is the leading green commercial vehicle, recently celebrated its European premiere. The new Actros has also made a powerful impression from the start as a forward-looking heavy-duty truck that boasts the lowest fuel consumption in its class. The success story is now being continued at Mercedes-Benz with the Antos — a completely new truck series for heavy-duty distribution transportation. We deliver innovations that make a difference.
The new Mercedes-Benz Antos is the first specialist for heavy-duty distribution transportation. With the Antos, Daimler Trucks is once again setting the pace with truck solutions for specific needs.
The premium dashboard in the new Antos, which has already proved itself in the new Actros, has an arched design that offers greater driver comfort.
Like the world’s most successful heavy-duty truck — the Mercedes-Benz Actros — the new Antos is in a class of its own. This truck makes Mercedes-Benz the first manufacturer to specifically address the needs of the heavy-duty distribution transportation sector. This sector requires easy-to-operate, economical and low-emission vehicles that have a clear layout and can be equipped with a wide range of engines for various terrains and payloads.
A new name, a new face, a new truck: Daimler Trucks is underscoring its innovative prowess with the launch of the world’s first-ever heavy-duty distribution transportation truck. The new Mercedes-Benz Antos boasts an extensive range of models that are tailored to specific applications and the various requirements of businesses and drivers. The truck already has the future on board in the form of its ultramodern, economical and consistently environmentally friendly range of BlueTec engines, all of which comply with the stringent Euro VI emission limits.
Eight becomes three. A standardized and efficient truck engine range. Daimler Trucks is relying on its Global Excellence program to further consolidate its position as the world’s Number 1 manufacturer of commercial vehicles. One element of this program is the cross-brand modular design of powertrains and parts. This new design has reduced the number of engine platforms of Mercedes-Benz, Fuso and Detroit from eight to three without altering any of the typical brand characteristics. The new engines set standards in their segments through uncompromising environmental compatibility, economy and performance. They are also adapted to fulfill regional emission and fuel consumption regulations — strengths that are exploited by the Antos and the Actros as well.
Exemplary truck technologies that are ready for everyday use. Across the board, the Actros and the Antos are leading the way in terms of economy, safety and comfort.
Predictive Powertrain Control fully utilizes its knowledge of the road ahead in hilly terrain, thereby helping vehicle operators achieve the most economical driving style possible.”
Mathias Beismann, professional driving trainer at Mercedes-Benz
Thanks to its Actros and Antos truck models, Mercedes-Benz is well prepared for the future. True to the brand motto of “Trucks you can trust,” both vehicles are equipped with innovative and reliable technology. In typical brand fashion, the Antos features all the safety and assistance systems customers are familiar with from the Actros, including Lane Keeping Assist and the latest generation of Active Brake Assist 3.
Sophisticated comfort features such as an automated transmission, easy-to-operate instruments and a premium dashboard make life easier for Actros and Antos drivers.
Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) — fuel-saving cruise control that “sees ahead.” The innovative Predictive Powertrain Control (standard in the new Mercedes-Benz Actros and optional in the Antos) reduces fuel consumption by a further three percent. The satellite-assisted system monitors the vehicle and the road ahead, including all uphill and downhill grades. The intelligent cruise control can therefore adjust speed and gear-shifting times in advance. In other words, it exploits the fuel-saving potential of the new Actros down to the last drop.
In tune with the times: The vehicles built by Daimler Trucks meet the highest market demands and are now defining the future of road freight transport. As a capital investment, the new trucks fulfill the most stringent demands for economical operation and environmental protection.
Thanks to their clean Euro VI-compliant BlueTec engines, the Actros and the Antos are eligible for reduced road tolls and for operation in low-emission zones. Besides featuring low emissions, the trucks boast great fuel efficiency. Outstanding aerodynamics lead to additional fuel savings, as does the optional Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) system.
The Mercedes-Benz heavy-duty truck family will welcome a new member in 2013 with the launch of the Mercedes-Benz Arocs construction truck.
Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) — fuel-saving cruise control that “sees ahead.”
The innovative Predictive Powertrain Control (standard in the new Mercedes-Benz Actros and optional in the Antos) reduces fuel consumption by a further three percent.
The satellite-assisted system monitors the vehicle and the road ahead, including all uphill and downhill grades. The intelligent cruise control can therefore adjust speed and gear-shifting times in advance. In other words, it exploits the fuel-saving potential of the new Actros down to the last drop.