2012 Mercedes Benz Actros | truck review @ Top Speed

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Mercedes-Benz Actros


year: 2012 Mercedes Transmission: 12 speed Horsepower @ RPM: 510 @ 1800 @ RPM: 1844 @ 1100 Top 130 mph

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The Mercedes-Benz range had a huge success and it won the Truck of the Year award for and 2012. The vehicle is highly for its premium cabin and the strong quality. The Mercedes Actros and FH are considered the most reliable in the 44 tones segment and the German also offers the biggest for its parts. Moreover, when with the Euro 6 engines, The is also the most efficient in the segment and can be rivaled only by models. During its history the truck has been continuously and the latest updates were in 2012.

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The design of the Mercedes Actros almost as good as the one of the Scania R In 2012, the cabin has received a lot of and now features even a better The overall stance of the Actros is and muscular. The imposing grille is by four horizontal stripes the three pointed star center stage and dominates the front.

The side view is pretty catchy as there is a flow between the front and the flanks. We also like the door wind deflector and the as they merge seamlessly one another to form a single

Most of the exterior modifications made to improve the truck’s and the Actros was highly tested in the tunnel. Thanks to the aerodynamic the overall efficiency was also significantly over the previous


Hop inside and you’ll one of the best kitted truck available on the market. There is a lot of space inside and thanks to the floor the driver can move the cabin effortlessly. To maximize the the dashboard features a wrap design and is fitted will all the controls which come into hand and have a layout.

The instrument panel materials and layout are the best-looking of any available. When equipped all the “toys” of the superior trim the truck’s ambiance is impressive, big, clear gauges, an center stack and tasteful spanning the dashboard. Combine with the classy optional complete with contrast and you’ll see why the Actros cabin is short of excellent.

The functional area of the cockpit is in practical anthracite whilst the ceiling and area around the seat are appointed in a light beige colour.

Needless to that most of the materials are of the high class. Despite the that some of the old cabins starting to rattle after a few kilometers, the new one looks pretty with solid fittings. The wheel design was also and now is more robust. However we it a bit big for our tastes and we consider the Volvo steering wheel more

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On the other hand, the driver’s is highly comfortable and thanks to the width is the largest unit in its There are four versions of the seat available including seat, suspension seat, suspension seat and the climatised seat with integrated function.

The beds are also new. in the models with a 2.3-metre cab, the bed behind the driver’s measures 2000 x 750 mm while in the wide cabs, the dimensions to 2200 x 750 mm. The upper bed is available in two measuring either 2200 x 600 mm or x 750 mm. Interestingly, if the truck is not parked on a surface, the bed can be levelled using a level.

There are also cup/bottle-holders to accommodate more double the truck’s seating and they are place ergonomically all the cabin.

Engines and transmissions

The OM 471 six cylinder range is the most in the 44 tonnes segment. The truck is with both Euro 5 and 6 engines with an output between 421 – 510 hp. Furthermore, the OM 471 is the first in its class to be homologated in accordance the future Euro 6 emissions

One of the particular highlights of the new OM 471 is the fact if the standard rear-axle ratio of is specified, 200 Nm of extra torque are when the automated transmission is in top so as to prevent downshifts when uphill.

However, even if the is the most efficient truck in the it won’t deal too great the hills and its slower than of its rivals. The straight line of the engine it’s also and the Scania R series or Volvo FH leave it fast behind. On the hand the engines are fairly and have a linear power with plenty of torque at low rpms.

The engine power is to the wheel through either a G211 or G281 fully-automated 12 transmissions. These are upgraded of the already successful transmissions of the model. The new ones was tweaked to a faster and more precise On the road, the automated transmissions are a ally and require a minimal of intervention.

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