MercedesBenz Actros sets fuel efficiency World Record

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Mercedes-Benz Actros sets efficiency World Record


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Press Release:

New Actros in the Guinness Book of the world’s most economical truck

* Actros’ record-breaking over 12,728 km: 19,44 l km

* Savings champion also CO2: minimal emissions of g/tkm

* State-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz now outperforms the one-litre car

Stuttgart/Nardo The Mercedes-Benz Actros trailer/tractor consumes exactly 19,44 of diesel per 100 km or the equivalent less 0,8 litres per hundred tonne-kilometres that is the outcome of a test

12728,94 kilometres. A record-breaking that the Guinness World observers recognised with a record entry in The most 40 ton truck category. The seven-day test drive helped the new Actros, hauling over 25 of payload at an average speed of 80 around the test course in prove one thing: the auto vision of the one-litre car (fuel of approx. 0,8 l per 100 km) is already a reality in the vehicle sector thanks to consumption figures of 20,5 per 100 tkm. All of which makes economic sense for fleet in light of spiralling fuel but is equally impressive from an perspective: the new Mercedes-Benz Actros reduces CO2 emissions to 20,5 per tonne of payload and kilometre By com parison, the theoretical one-litre car produce 53 g/tkm and today’s passenger cars 297 g/tkm of Even in normal traffic, the trailer/tractor combination performs better, boasting fuel con figures between 30 and 35 litres, and 30 to 37 of CO2. In the transport sector, consumption is calculated by multiplying the of kilo metres covered per transported.

The fuel consumption test for the new Actros, monitored by DEKRA German automotive inspection under the ideal conditions at the site in Nardo, southern was meant to show what vehicle technology can achieve. measurements using a comparable aimed to highlight the factors for the difference in fuel consumption in traffic on Europe’s roads.

Efficient drive technology

efficient state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz underpins the record-breaking results. The commercial vehicle diesel has long since developed a high-tech powerplant with powertrain manage ment. As a diesel consumption has fallen by than a third over the while transport capacity has to the same degree. Most the new BlueTec diesel technology has further substantial improvements: two to percent lower fuel or, depending on the application, annual of 1500 litres to 2000 of diesel per truck. And every of diesel fuel saved into 2640 g less CO2 into the environment. There are 150,000 Mercedes-Benz BlueTec on the road at present. An enhanced system in the new Actros promises potential savings for vehicle thanks in no small part to the Mercedes PowerShift automated computer-controlled compressed air system and a water pump.

Factors real-life traffic

The fuel test in Nardo also what factors increase consumption on the road: inadequate infrastructure and a lack of traffic incorrect vehicle configuration, vehicle maintenance and actual style. The measurements in Nardo the figures from the German of the Automotive Industry (VDA), to which the instantaneous fuel of a 40-tonne trailer/tractor combination can if the vehicle is forced to stop every kilometre, instead of unimpeded at 50 km/h. Truck are, however, faced these kinds of traffic on a daily basis, whether as a of road capacity bottlenecks or due to Accident prevention based on assistance systems through to Active Brake Assist also helps limit fuel consumption and, in emissions. The development of state-of-the-art management systems could make a significant contribution in respect.

Correct vehicle configuration is important

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Correct vehicle can influence fuel consumption from day one. Failure to additional aerodynamic equipment purchasing the vehicle can see fuel increase by ten percent. Correctly the wind deflectors on the cab can on its own improve consumption by up to four per cent. the extra cost of wind can be recouped within a few months, on the mileage. Even apparently details such as in correctly or even flapping tarpaulins inexorably push up diesel By contrast, the aerodynamic A-pillar available ex factory for the new Mercedes-Benz at no extra cost can reduce consumption by one percent.

The same applies to tyres. offers Super-wide tyres for its instead of the twin tyres on the axle. Potential fuel of up to two per cent have been in tests. Insufficient tyre can, however, in crease consumption by up to eight percent. in mind that around 30% of all on the road have insufficient pressure, the potential savings are And in addition, inadequate air pressure is the key factor in 95% of all tyre blowouts.


Anticipatory driving potential savings between ten to percent or, de pending on the application, a of five to six thousand euros a for every truck. The Economy at Mercedes-Benz Professional Training specifically on these kinds of The courses on offer have since been part of the largest training facility for drivers, which boasts 65,000 participants a year. The analysis module from sub sidiary FleetBoard GmbH demonstrates to fleet managers how know ledge can be sustainably put practice by means of a driving assessment.

Maximising potential

The test with the Mercedes-Benz Actros shown that under conditions the vehicle technology for just about 60 percent of the consumed by a 40-tonne trailer/trailer Traffic conditions, topo vehicle configuration and maintenance up the various factors in the remaining 40 or so, i.e. between ten and fifteen per 100 kilometres. Traffic planners, fleet decision-makers and drivers can many of these parameters.

are key players in this respect for their own driving style and the maintenance condition means can actively influence over a of fuel consumption. Considering fuel accounts for around 30% of a total costs, it is clear every measure designed to fuel con sumption needs to be exploited. And these efforts also benefit the envi ron not least because CO2 emissions a debated issue at present are directly to fuel consumption.

Further development of Fuel drive systems forms of Daimler AG’s Shaping Transportation initiative. Within context, the world’s biggest manufacturer already presented its in the field of environmentally compatible and drive systems in the autumn of year.

[Source: Mercedes-Benz via ]

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