Enter the Econic

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Mercedes-Benz Econic

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More fuel efficient, effective and comfortable. That’s verdict on its new Econic, reports Challen from Frankfurt

the impending arrival of Euro 6 emissions regulations, Mercedes-Benz has the opportunity to refresh its entire vehicle range. So, after the new Arocs, Atego and Citan now comes the Econic and iconic 4×4 (see panel). And the new are impressive.

Fuel consumption has down, and that’s been by customers, states Stefan head of trucks, adding Econic operators can expect to use up to 4% fuel, compared with the model. Further savings from longer engine intervals and a 40% reduction in AdBlue – in line with all EGR/SCR gas recirculation / selective catalytic Euro 6 designs.

In fact, the new Econics will be by one of two of Mercedes’ OM 936 LA six-cylinder 7.7-litre Power outputs are 299bhp or with peak torque of and more available at lower rpm – the operational requirements of these vehicles. An Allison six-gear transmission, with specially ‘Eco-software’ to help save and improve comfort, completes the powertrain.

Then, thanks to a decompression engine brake, braking power is available at – meaning drivers will better stopping performance. that also translates to operating costs, at least in of brake lining and disc And Econic has leaned on its bigger brother for the chassis architecture, is lighter, so helping to offset the penalty imposed by the Euro 6 and its after-treatment package.

More power to weight and then – but that’s not all. the Econic’s versatility, Mercedes has soundings from a range of The Econic is tailored to meet the of municipal applications, distribution, services and firefighting missions, Buchner. So we have raised the bar higher in this new model, he

And that shows. For example, are hole-patterns in the chassis side which allow the rear member position to be adjusted to the required body and equipment. the arrangement of the power units the cab makes mounting bodies and releases more space for – made manageable by an increase in the front axle weight to tonnes.

Econic will be in 4×2, 6×4 and 6×2/4 configurations, with electro-hydraulically, steered leading and trailing in both the 18- and 26-tonne vehicles. The and three-axle versions will be available with multiple from a compact and manoeuvrable up to 5,700mm.

Interestingly, more than low-entry Econic trucks been built since so Mercedes-Benz understands the importance of model. Hence the developments for the cab which see the height reduced by and easier access from a step, while the standard height is 1,295mm (a 1,745mm is also available). This, the manufacturer, will help working conditions – the cab has also upgraded in line with the of the Mercedes’ family – and visibility for the

Finally, planning for the future and the need for operators to further fuel costs and emissions, says a natural-gas-powered version of will be available in due course. Its NGT is to be developed from scratch, and the has confirmed that testing is underway on prototypes.

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New Unimog unveiled

While the new Econic range in Frankfurt, also took the wraps off a line-up of rugged Unimog (U 216 to U 5023). Powered by four- and engines, with outputs 156bhp and 354bhp, the new models, like the Econics, are claimed to be more efficient than predecessors.

A drop in fuel of 3% can be expected, says the manufacturer, not due to the improved engine technology, but helped by a new power hydraulics that takes the place of the previously used.

Meanwhile, safety improvements a larger panoramic windscreen and a camera system, while also claims improved capabilities.

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