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The new Mercedes-Benz Atego Euro VI: The new in short-radius distribution

— Euro VI engines with or six cylinders and between 115 kW (156 hp) and 220 kW hp), delivering significantly economy

— Redesigned cab provides a workplace with ergonomics for the driver in four variants

— Stability Assist and daytime running as standard

— New Mercedes 3 eight-speed automatic transmission for from 175 kW (238 hp) to 220 kW (299 hp)

Optional permanent magnet provides wear-free braking as support to new exhaust brake

New suspension combines maximum safety with good

— Extends benchmark in the segment from 6.5 t to 16 t perm. GVW

The and last member of the Mercedes-Benz family to undergo a complete is the new Mercedes-Benz Atego with VI, now coming on stage to continue its career as a bestseller in the short-radius segment from 6.5 to 16 t permissible vehicle weight (perm.

This new version of the European Mercedes-Benz Atego retains its position in the light- and mediumweight segment with regard to reliability, repair and maintenance as well as durability. Indeed, lead has now been extended further by the introduction of numerous in relation to the drive system, and cab.

High-tech drive bring significant improvements in

At the heart of the new Atego drive are two completely redesigned BlueEfficieny Euro VI engines with design features that them out as representing the absolute in engine design. A total of new Euro VI engine variants can be with a wide range of in either manual or automated to suit all power categories, so that the ideal match always be found for any specific profile that may arise in distribution operations.

In its light-duty the Atego features the newly BlueEfficiency Power four-cylinder with a displacement of 5.1 litres the OM 934 series, in a choice of four power categories. These four-valve engines with two camshafts and adjustable exhaust timing perfectly cover the range from 115 kW (156 hp) to 170 kW hp) needed in short-radius distribution. In the Mercedes-Benz Atego is available a choice of three newly six-cylinder OM 936 common rail with a performance range 175 kW (238 hp) to 220 kW (299 hp) and a displacement of 7.7

Offering exceptionally high even at low revs, these responsive Euro VI engines significantly less fuel, particulate and NOx emissions that been reduced by 90 percent with Euro V, whilst benefiting from longer intervals. They meet the emissions standard thanks to a exhaust gas recirculation system and a exhaust box that neatly an SCR system as well as a closed-loop filter. The use of sophisticated BlueTec 6 treatment technology has led to a 50 percent in AdBlue consumption compared the engine’s Euro V predecessors.

ESP and transmissions as standard

The driving of the new engines is transmitted via Mercedes 3 automated transmissions with six or eight gears – these are as standard in Germany. The recently eight-speed Mercedes PowerShift 3 makes automated shifting even with the largest Power-assisted manual gear with six or nine gears may be for the new Atego as an option. The control for the manual transmission is ergonomically directly on the slope of the instrument making it highly accessible.

The system configuration of the new Atego Stability Control Assist – the known as ESP in passenger cars – as A newly designed, two-stage decompression engine brake, in the case of the six-cylinder engine is available with a power of up to 300 kW, works in conjunction with the controlled disc brakes on all to deliver optimum handling Uniquely in this application Mercedes-Benz offers the wear-free magnet retarder with 650 Nm of torque for the new Atego on an ex factory so providing powerful additional for the complete braking system.

too, a member of the new generation of

With the arrival of the new Atego, the short-radius distribution truck in the 6.5 t to 16 t segment, the new truck generation Mercedes-Benz is now complete. In appearance, the new Atego fits neatly a line-up that already the Mercedes-Benz Actros, Antos and model series. A new bumper with integrated daytime lamps (an LED version is available as an defines the characteristic face of the and, for all its clear individual marks it out immediately as a member of Mercedes-Benz truck family.

the Atego cab, the driver find a completely redesigned with a cockpit design in terms of styling and functionality, has aligned with that of the Antos and Arocs. The central with its large, clear display, a multifunction steering as standard – optionally available in seats in a new design featuring head restraints and armrests (in with Mercedes PowerShift 3) and a 7-zone cold foam as an option are just a few examples of to expect in the new Atego. To cope the challenges posed by the growing of short-radius distribution operations, the new offers the possibility of integrating devices, along with the functionality provided by the new electric/electronics

Broad range of variants for applications

With a comprehensive of improvements to its chassis, rear and cab mounting, along with a new system, the new Atego sets new for driving dynamics, handling and comfort. A total of 42 different variants, covering a wide of wheelbase lengths, three cab and all-wheel-drive versions, meet all needs and requirement profiles in the distribution segment.

II. The new Mercedes-Benz new benchmark in a vehicle class calls for high level of

— Excellent overall efficiency

— Service of up to 120,000 km

The new Mercedes-Benz Atego the logical continuation of a successful as the European market leader in its for this medium-duty truck series. Outstanding consumption for its completely re-engineered BlueEfficiency in-line engines, which an output range from 115 kW hp) to 220 kW (299 hp), new Mercedes 3 automated transmissions across all categories and an overall vehicle that has been fully and optimised, make the new Atego the in the light-duty short-range distribution

The new cab, which has been developed to meet the requirements of short-range distribution operations in terms of design, perceived and equipment and appointments, is absolutely on a par the heavy-duty class. The systematic use of construction techniques, state-of-the-art technology and a drive system for specific applications, help the new Atego to achieve record for consumption, performance and overall efficiency.

With longer intervals of up to 120,000 km, made by the new dynamic maintenance calculator, service and maintenance offers, the proverbial reliability of any Mercedes-Benz the new star in the light-duty truck is able to deliver a significant on overall economic efficiency in distribution operations.

III. The new sophisticated Mercedes-Benz design persuasive inner values

High recognition factor for new design

— Ensuring and the driver’s wellbeing: state-of-the-art workplace with top-grade and instruments

— New berth with one-piece cold-foam mattresses

— Numerous extras and pre-wired interfaces further individualisation possible

The Atego is a fully fledged of the latest generation of Mercedes-Benz The exterior styling reflects of the heavy-duty model series, the interior of the new Atego offers a cab that is unrivalled in its high appeal, ergonomics and practicality. A range of available options that the vehicle can be further to suit individual tastes.

The sent by the exterior of the new Mercedes-Benz are unequivocal: the new benchmark in the short-range class has now arrived on the international for light- and medium-duty trucks. the very first glance it is that the new Atego is a typical the contemporary-looking, aerodynamically optimised end of the new Atego cab resembles that of its colleagues in the heavy-duty class, the Arocs and Actros, without any of the individual character of the successful

The ornamental grille on the front, by three dynamically downward-pointing louvres, sports a conspicuous Mercedes star with an diameter of 280 millimetres.

The dynamic of the completely redesigned front incorporates the re-drawn front into which the indicator and standard daytime running (LED version as an option) been integrated. Air deflector on the side, incorporated to cope the specific demands made on distribution vehicles, complement the aerodynamic appeal of the Atego at the same time ensuring the side windows remain at all times, even in poor conditions.

Full practicality for use in the demanding distribution sector

For all stylistic refinements, the designers sure they did not lose of the practical aspects in their on the cab of the new Atego. A particularly broad frame at the front, for example, a secure footing when the windows. The wide steps on the which merge seamlessly the front apron, provide evidence of the new Atego’s particularly orientation. The stepped form of used here makes into the cab especially easy.

assets in relation to boarding the bestseller Atego: for numerous of the 6.5 – 16.5 tonne perm. GVW Atego, one step is still for entering the cab – an indisputable ergonomic to someone who has to get in and out of the vehicle up to a hundred a day in inner-city operations. The redesigned which open to an angle of up to 90 allow plenty of freedom of so adding to the convenience for both and co-driver when getting or out of the cab.

The new Atego cab heralds a new era for short-radius distribution trucks. a perfectly coordinated mixture of unobstructed access through to the side when fitted automatic transmission, outstanding for the driver’s workplace and an interior that is geared towards needs, Mercedes-Benz is entering new in an application category where sober functionality holds

All new Mercedes-Benz Atego models on the German market feature PowerShift 3 automated transmissions as operated by an ergonomically positioned lever. Those customers who the manual transmission option are able to benefit from improved ergonomics in the cockpit: the new and power-assisted shift lever in the new sits in a high-quality leather located on the slope of the instrument adjacent to the steering wheel. The new configuration thus takes differing heights into and remains outstandingly user-friendly.

New seats with integrated restraints, swivelling armrests and a adjustment range ensure all drivers, whatever their can sit comfortably.

High-quality interior in the of the Actros and Antos

The cockpit, its dark design tone and high-class appeal, also up numerous design cues the heavy-duty model series.

The panel, in night black a centrally positioned clear display, white back-lit instruments, steering column lever and ergonomically optimised and switches, reflects current in terms of Mercedes-Benz design. The new and colour concept, involving illumination for the control switches, trim for the radio and speedometer, and door handles, adds visual highlights to the vehicle

The new multifunction steering wheel is a feature on all variants, with a version that is more to the touch as an optional extra. checks are undertaken directly the driver’s seat via an on-board that is also part of the specification of all new Mercedes-Benz Atego The functionality of the new built-in radio, includes CD player, Bluetooth (although not on TCC Low, only TCC and USB socket can be extended with the of a preinstallation kit that allows playback through the vehicle from multimedia devices and connected this way.

devices and/or MP3 players may be via a 12 volt socket and a connecting for the on-board loudspeaker system on the instrument panel. Follow-me-home adaptive brake lights and turn signalling are among the new features that are now possible the new Atego central electronics A connection to the FleetBoard transport system is also simple to set up a corresponding preinstalled interface.

driving even on long

Four different cab variants in different lengths add up to a multitude of that provide the scope to the new Atego for any specific area of Available cabs include the S-cab in normal and long the ClassicSpace L-cab and the BigSpace – all four in the ideal width of metres – perfect for the restricted situations in which distribution so often have to operate. For applications such as firefighting, use or highway services, the Atego is available with a six-seater

Atego drivers are, of not only to be found undertaking deliveries in inner-city areas. a third of all journeys undertaken in the segment are on motorways and often longer trips, sometimes several days. Providing accommodation for those drivers who in their vehicles, a new berth has been developed for the new Atego. A berth with a 7-zone mattress ensures that can relax in comfort, even away from home. The available upper berth is to put in place thanks to a very levelling system and the integrated level.

The consistently high of the equipment and appointments on the new Atego is not beneficial in terms of the long-term of the vehicle’s value. It is also evidence of the importance given to the of the driver in light-duty short-radius operations.

The various measures to enhance comfort and improve the of the vehicle – e.g. air conditioning, reduction, seats, berth – to counteract the early onset of on the part of the driver and ensure he remains physiologically fit.

IV. The new BlueEfficiency Power units in VI for a wide range of applications

Fuel consumption in Euro VI up to five percent lower in with significantly improved

— Finely graduated of compact four and six-cylinder matched to specific applications

Effortless performance with engine characteristics

— high-tech construction extends life by 20 percent

— BlueTec 6 exhaust gas technology optimised AdBlue consumption and filter regeneration

— braking effect improved by 50

— Service intervals to as much as 120,000 km (in long-distance operations)

At the heart of the new Mercedes-Benz models are two completely new BlueEfficiency engines with four and six respectively, delivering an output ranges from 115 kW (156 hp) to 220 kW hp). These state-of-the-art units combine low fuel with extremely low emissions. The output and torque are impressive but so, is their significantly improved across the full performance

Both the new basic engines, the OM 934 unit with a displacement of 5.1 as well as the 7.7-litre six-cylinder OM have been newly from scratch. The advantages of a new BlueEfficiency Power engine rather than further the existing basic engines to the forthcoming Euro VI standard are an uncompromising engineering focus on the relevant emissions standards and at the time on achieving optimum in terms of drivability, performance, and operating life.

While the of the two engines, the OM 934, is being in the new Atego, the OM 936 is already to be found in the Antos and Arocs.

BlueEfficiency engines from a state-of-the-art system

The new in-line engines top marks in their class in respect right from the go. Their undisputed benchmark has been made possible by the use of technology that had, now, only ever in this form in the heavy-duty of truck. With a dry weight of than 500 kilograms, the exceptionally OM 934 four-cylinder unit is, like its equivalent the OM 936, based on a system involving a significant of common parts.

Particular features of the design, as the composite camshafts with cams, forged and bolted as well as a crankshaft designed to be rigid, reveal not only genetic links to the large series but also make clear: these engines are for a long, successful and efficient life.

Savings of two percent the engine alone

The design, two overhead camshafts, four and two intake as well as two outlet arranged in parallel in each cylinder head, marks out new generation of engines as a highly example of automotive engine In terms of output and engine the new engines have been designed to perform well their normal operating involving a mixture of urban and driving. High ignition of more than 200 bar in conjunction a state-of-the-art common rail system with an operating of 2400 bar help the two Euro VI engines to deliver significantly fuel consumption figures, savings of two percent from the alone compared with the engines.

Variable injection furthermore facilitates immediate starting even when the outside is positively arctic.

The use of developed sophisticated technology at opportunity has resulted in record for performance, emission characteristics and hitherto unseen in this class. The new solenoid valve with ten-hole nozzles optimum injection, so that a measured quantity of fuel is at the ideal moment into the recesses of the splash oil-cooled pistons. With a specific of up to 33.8 kW/l (46 hp/l) new drive units, with long-… configuration and cooled gas recirculation, can be counted among the efficient of all diesel engines.The new four-cylinder unit, for example, in the entry-level version with 115 kW hp), offers impressive top of 650 Nm, which is consistently available across the main operating of between 1200 and 1600 Above this, in the engine range from 1600 to rpm, around 90 percent of the output is available.

The high in the lower and mid engine speed is thus complemented by the maximum available above this and up to the rated engine speed to optimum driving power the full operating spectrum.

graduated output for the weight-optimised unit

The new Mercedes-Benz Atego is faster and more dynamic in the way it about its daily business, and more economical as well. The truck segment demands a level of versatility and the engine offers a variant to suit the of a multitude of different applications. A graduated range of BlueEfficiency four-cylinder units with power ratings – 115 kW (156 130 kW (177 hp), 155 kW (211 hp) and 170 kW hp), covers all the horsepower most commonly sought in distribution operations with a solo unit or a light-duty combination.

The constant availability of torque of between 650 and 900 Nm offered by the OM 934 at speeds over 1200 rpm the new Mercedes-Benz Atego as the torquiest of its application class. The overall of the new four-cylinder engine thus manages to match the figures for the unit in the 900 engine series has been available until

The Mercedes-Benz OM 934 is available in four and torque categories:

Output /

115 kW (156 hp) at 2200 rpm / 650 at 1200 – rpm


130 kW (177 hp) at 2200 rpm / 750 at 1200 – rpm

155 kW (211 hp) at 2200 rpm / 850 at 1200 – rpm

170 kW (231 hp) at 2200 rpm / 900 at 1200 – rpm

Powerful six-cylinder with response from the lower speed range

Picking up where the very compactly four-cylinder engine leaves off the output spectrum offered by the OM 936 six-cylinder in-line unit. three closely graduated of 175 kW (238 hp), 200 kW (272 hp) and 220 kW hp) and peak torque of between Nm and 1200 Nm, the dual-camshaft engine its place in all important output relevant for light-duty distribution and, in some cases, for the particularly demanding medium-duty sector.

The Mercedes-Benz OM 936 is available in output and torque categories:

/ Torque

175 kW (238 hp) at 2200 rpm / at 1200 – 1600 rpm

200 kW (272 hp) at rpm / 1100 at 1200 – 1600 rpm

220 kW hp) at 2200 rpm / 1200 at 1200 – rpm

Like its bigger brothers in the OM 47x series, the six-cylinder single-turbocharger relies on an asymmetric turbine. to all engines is the use of an electronically controlled valve to regulate the charge Precise control of the charge improves engine response acceleration as well as during braking.

Optimised coolant

Both engine series are equipped for technically demanding as fully fledged Euro VI by an optimised coolant circuit uses a cooled exhaust gas system to keep the higher temperatures efficiently under Because the water pump is now on the side of the engine, while the for the valve control and oil pump has moved further back, these BlueTec 6 engines to retain the compact exterior of the predecessor units despite larger displacement and coolant

Saving space was also a when it came to the emission system necessary to comply the Euro VI standard that into effect on 1 January Quite apart from the exhaust gas recirculation, this involves an oxidation catalytic a closed-loop particulate filter, injection and an SCR catalytic converter so-called slip catalytic operated in sequence. The BlueTec 6 systems, compactly installed in an box, are controlled via an electronic that regulates the emission system as needed according to a of engine and operating parameters.

The Control Module (ACM) its counterpart in the Motor Converter (MCM), which is responsible for all important functions of the engine injection through to the engine This extremely precise management system is an important in the improvement of two percent that has achieved, despite Euro VI gas technology, in the fuel consumption of the Power engines compared their Euro V predecessors the successful and proven 900 engine Taking all optimisation measures account, the new Mercedes-Benz Atego a reduction in fuel consumption of up to percent compared with its and tested predecessors.

Improved through reductions in fuel

The quantity of AdBlue that to be injected has also been by half to just 2 to 2.5 percent of the consumed, thanks to the low engine and the intelligent exhaust gas aftertreatment. lower consumption also its part in the impressive overall performance of the new Mercedes-Benz Atego. The focus on achieving optimised in conjunction with significant in performance, takes the two new BlueTec 6 engines under the Atego cab to a benchmark position in this category as a whole.

One example of the integration efforts made respect to the engine and exhaust gas is the regeneration of the diesel particulate in other words the regular of soot particles filtered out of the gas. In order to achieve the engine temporarily increases the of the exhaust gas. An injection of is then made downstream of the via the HC doser. In a catalytic combustion within the oxidation catalytic this fuel causes to be released. This in turn the temperature of the exhaust gas once taking it to the temperature needed for the of the filtered soot particles. In to achieve this, the various relating to the engine (camshaft with VCP plus multiple to increase the temperature of the exhaust and to the exhaust gas aftertreatment system (HC and mixing with the exhaust plus selection of the surface and precious metal coating of the catalytic converter) have perfectly coordinated with one The result: automatic regeneration of the filter is possible in virtually conceivable operating mode, at outside temperatures as low as minus 30 Celsius. This therefore eliminates the need for forced of the particulate filter involving the standing with its engine – an invaluable benefit for vehicles in the urban distribution sector. The driver can simply get on with his without being held up in any way by the process.

World premiere in a diesel adjustable exhaust camshaft

The exhaust camshaft, or VCP (Variable Phaser) is used here in a diesel engine as a world-first. The operated, variable camshaft allows the exhaust valves to earlier if so required. Hotter gas escapes into the exhaust thus also helping the regeneration of the particulate filter on the move or at outside temperatures as low as 30 degrees Celsius. No impact is felt during driving.

A new monitor contributes to ensuring there are fewer interruptions to transport work. This the necessary service intervals by into account the specific and operating conditions of the vehicle. In operations, it is possible for the new Mercedes-Benz to run for up to 120,000 kilometres before its next scheduled service. is 20,000 kilometres more was the case for its predecessor and the best in class. In terms of oil consumption, the new Atego is emphatically frugal. The BlueTec 6 engines require half as much lubricant as predecessors from the 900 series.

But it is not with their economical and traction that these Atego engines achieve top Their engine braking represents a further highlight in the distribution class. Just as in the of the larger-displacement OM 470, OM 471 and OM 473 units, the new OM 934 and OM 936 engines feature a double-synchronised engine brake. The four-cylinder offer retarding performance of 145 kW or, as an 170 kW. The six-cylinder models, with a of 7.7 litres, can mobilise a retarding of 235 kW in the standard specification and as much as 300 kW in the available premium variant. The engine braking effect in the 93x series surpasses that of the engine brake in the previous by some 75 percent. In the lower range the advantages of the new system are significantly greater. The performance of the brake of the new four-cylinder unit that of the Euro V six-cylinder while the new six-cylinder moves a dimension that until now has the sole territory of large-displacement engines.

Use of the new engine brake has a positive impact on the disc that are fitted on all axles, in both of brake lining and of thermal management. Compared the previous model, the engine power of the new decompression brake has by around 50 percent, while it helps to enhance safety and comfort considerably, as well as wear and tear. For heavy-duty where a trailer is frequently Mercedes-Benz is the only manufacturer in the sector to offer a permanent retarder with additional braking torque of 650 Nm. The advantage of the over the engine brake, from the further improved performance, lies in the increased as a result of being able to at lower engine speeds.

The dynamic temperament of the new high-tech with their robust even at low engine speeds means that longer ratios can be applied as standard, a concomitant positive impact on the economic efficiency of the vehicle. All in the new state-of-the-art in-line engines overall performance characteristics until now could only be by engines with a significantly displacement. The new Mercedes-Benz Atego new standards in its class in this

V. New transmissions and drive system: good at changing gear

New Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated (as standard for the German market) shortened shift times and transmission modes

— transmission with power-assisted shift as an option

— transmission with creep for use in municipal vehicles

— coasting mode on all Mercedes 3 transmission variants reduces consumption

— New power points on the front end and on the flywheel

— Permanent or manually all-wheel drive with new case

The introduction of the new Mercedes-Benz also marks the arrival of a new of transmissions with six, or nine gears. The standard for the German market of Mercedes 3 automated transmissions in all output and categories makes the new Atego VI a trendsetter in the light-duty truck

For specific applications in the municipal or in off-road operations there is the to choose between permanent and selectable all-wheel drive. take-off points at the front of the as well as at the transmission end turn the into a multifunctional operator.

The new Atego also sets new for its class as far as transmission technology is As the only manufacturer to do so, Mercedes-Benz has the new all-rounder in the short-radius distribution with an automated manual in all output categories as standard in This innovative step more than simply convenience for hard-stretched drivers in an urban context. The consistently standard of gearshifting offered by the transmissions, even in stressful traffic, ensures that the is always in the correct gear. The transmission modes, matched to the characteristics of the new engines with shorter shift times, bring direct benefits in of operating costs thanks to savings and to reduced wear and on the clutch and drive system.

PowerShift 3: six or eight gears automatically

Up to the 175 kW (238 hp) power the new Mercedes PowerShift 3 G70, G71 and automated transmissions include six The segment above this a completely newly developed Mercedes PowerShift 3 transmission. The of these two further gears the most powerful Atego over 175 kW (238 hp) eminently for optional use as part of a drawbar

Like the six-speed transmissions, the new version features four programmes, each with driving modes. Included as is the Economy mode, configured for upshifts and a low-rev style of in the interests of optimum economy, with the Manual mode. on the specific application, the Power mode can be supplied, in which the new is specifically configured for performance, the engine to operate well the higher engine speed Ideal for off-road applications is the Offroad programme, whereby the are held longer on an incline so as to interruptions in tractive power. A Fire Service programme, the Atego’s popularity as a firefighting is available as a further option Mercedes-Benz. When used as a vehicle, in situations where often seconds count, the transmission changes gear quickly in order to maximise

The choice of four different programmes gives customers the to determine the ideal configuration for Mercedes-Benz Atego before it is put action. The gearshift strategy the intelligent, automated transmission can be reprogrammed at a later date by any Mercedes-Benz truck dealer to changes in operating conditions. All transmissions in the new Mercedes-Benz Atego the EcoRoll function already from the heavy-duty class. coasting function, automatically during deceleration, uses the momentum to achieve further in fuel consumption.

The new automated gear shifts are as in the larger Actros/Antos/Arocs model via a steering column control located in an easily accessible just beside the steering This same lever is used to activate the new decompression brake and the optionally available magnet retarder. A new rear ratio of i=3.417 rounds off the range of ratios that can be for the driven hypoid axles.

New shift handily located in the of the instrument panel

For those who explicitly require a manual the range includes two manually transmissions with six and nine respectively. The gears are changed a shift lever handily in the slope of the instrument panel via a system connecting it to the transmission. the shift mechanism from the has led to a reduction of the vibrations in the shift and of the noise level inside the since there is no longer any for a physical opening through to a engine-mounted mechanism. Pneumatic force assistance on the transmission that, even in demanding distribution operations involving changes of gear, the operating required from the driver low and ergonomically acceptable, while changes are both smooth and

Specially designed for use in municipal is the nine-speed ZF 9S 1115 manual The extremely short-ratio crawler used here gives the outstanding slow-driving performance. For sort of application, the new Atego VI can be ordered ex factory with a road-sweeping package, specifically put to allow conversion to a road Another option that itself particularly to such applications is the fully automatic, torque converter transmission Allison, which is ideally to vehicles used for municipal such as waste collection, cleaning or indeed firefighting.

take-off delivering up to 600 Nm

With the new Atego, it is possible to drive implements via a newly designed take-off positioned on the flywheel of the engine, which provides up to 600 Nm of torque even at low engine For particular areas of operational for example firefighting, it is also to mount special attachments, as a tandem pump, at the front.

attractive when it comes to its use as a firefighting vehicle or for off-road is the recently-added option to choose permanent and manually selectable drive. While the manually all-wheel-drive system is primarily as an efficient solution for municipal agricultural operations or use by utility the permanent all-wheel drive, the front axle, is conceived for use in challenging situations away surfaced roads. A new weight-optimised case in a robust aluminium performs the task of distributing the between the driven axles.

VI. and suspension: holding the road added ease

— improved handling and added comfort

— Stability Assist as standard

— design with high capacity

— Frame with 15 wheelbase lengths good body-mounting ability

Specific sector solutions as as complete vehicles ex factory

its completely redesigned chassis, the new Atego manages to reconcile two contradictory aims: exceptional comfort and precise handling, the vehicle load. Meticulous work undertaken on the chassis, and suspension has achieved the ambitious of securing the lead in the light-duty sector with respect to too.

A great deal of work is required on every from the front axle to the rear end if a vehicle is to offer the handling in its class. The demands on the Atego cover a far broader than, for example, in international transport operations, where the always operates with a load status. The new Atego up to this challenge with a that conveys to its driver a of exceptional driving dynamics, and comfort, whether the vehicle is or fully laden up to its maximum weight.

The comprehensive package of begins with a newly front axle which, in with a new recirculating-ball steering gives the vehicle exceptionally steering. The development objective designing the new steering system was to optimal precision around the position along with feedback from the road, without transmitting irregularities in the surface to the steering wheel. The series Actros and Antos already set extremely high in this discipline, which the then set out to match.

Direct without compromising on comfort

The developed four-point cab suspension has more tightly tuned to the optimised steering precision, tangible reductions in the tendency to and roll. Here, too, the suspension engineers have a careful balancing act between response from the road and outstanding ride comfort. The new linkage optimises the handling of the new by virtue of improved understeer/oversteer during fast lane

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Stability Control Assist – the known as ESP in passenger cars – that the vehicle remains under control, even in situations. All in all, the many optimisation measures result in characteristics that are very in terms of steering precision, dynamics and comfort and that up well to comparison with the of the heavy-duty truck class Mercedes-Benz.

High payload and configuration

Good payload is one of the most valuable attributes in the distribution class. The structural made to the chassis of the new Mercedes-Benz more or less offset the weight that is an inherent of the emission control technology. For in which every kilogram of load counts, the new Atego can be with a lighter 80-litre tank instead of the 120-litre tank, with some on the rear axle in single-leaf design, with weight-optimised protection (up to 10.5 t), or with wheels, which are available the full wheel-size range 17.5 to 19.5 inches.

The body-mounting ability of the previous remains a feature of the new Mercedes-Benz As well as numerous complete that are available ex factory, them the latest generation of tipper bodies, the new Atego can forward to a long and successful with variants such as a crewcab, a carrier vehicle for a sweeping machine or a firefighting chassis with a total increased to 9.8 tonnes. A total of 15 wheelbase lengths, ranging 3020 mm to 6260 mm, provide of scope for a wide variety of solutions. A tractor unit for use lightweight drawbar combinations is part of the model range for the new

VII. Costs, service and retention: the economical miracle on

— Outstanding fuel environmental compatibility and cost

— Broad range of leasing and full-service contracts

Sector-specific FleetBoard services

Extended service intervals as as significantly longer operating

— Lower repair and part prices than all

— Lowest breakdown and rate in its class

— value retention and resale than the entire competition

In the sector, the overall economic of the truck used is a key factor it comes to operating successfully. And it is not through its low costs in daily that the new Atego is able to the success of its operator’s business. repair and maintenance costs are among the best in the market, a FleetBoard fleet management and a high level of value for this class, the new Mercedes-Benz represents a safe investment its full operating life.

The new Atego stirs emotions. The sophisticated design and a driver that is perfectly put together for the varied requirements faced in distribution operations, combined hitherto unrivalled figures for running, make it a popular with drivers, company and shareholders alike. The accountants, are among the fans of this new in the light-duty segment.

On average, customers cover between and 90,000 kilometres a year their vehicle. Fuel is therefore – as in the long-distance transport – the most important criterion, ahead of the original purchase and costs, to determine the cost of a vehicle over the long

Thanks to the new BlueTec 6 engines it has possible to reduce the average consumption of the new Atego by up to five altogether, compared with its V-compliant predecessor – despite the in consumption that is an inherent of the exhaust gas aftertreatment system. of the AdBlue additive has even reduced by 50 percent. The new BlueTec 6 the highly fuel-efficient Mercedes 3 automated transmissions and, in cases, generally longer ratios in conjunction with in performance, are the basic pillars the new Atego’s leading position in the truck sector. The resulting advantages in fuel consumption with the competition directly not only the daily balance

Cost-effective high performer marathon qualities

Its proverbial with the lowest failure among all competitors in the short-radius sector, establishes trust in a concept that, thanks to its low makes a long-term positive to a company’s success throughout its life. Service intervals by 20 percent up to a maximum of 120,000 along with the lowest and maintenance costs (3.82 and the most favourable prices for parts in its class, ensure the new Atego remains a rare and budget-friendly visitor at Mercedes-Benz outlets.

The proven Atego just half the time of its in the workshop. When it comes to the statistics, it clearly takes place in the reliability rankings for trucks, with figures are a third of those for the other of its application class.

FleetBoard controlled economic success

services, such as a customised EcoSupport driver feedback in the instrument cluster, designed for distribution operations, help to daily operations running as as possible. The comprehensive FleetBoard management service package, as an option, encompasses a multitude of and support services such as scanning, bidirectional data between depot and driver, navigation, monitoring and workflow As a special welcoming offer, the service is offered free of for the first four months. this initial period, can pay for this comprehensive service in reasonable monthly instalments.

the strong case made in relation to economy, repair and breakdown rates, the costs for the available from Mercedes-Benz been similarly adjusted to the outstanding overall economic of the new Atego. Costs for the CharterWay Complete maintenance contract, for have been reduced by percent. At the same time the of this attractive all-inclusive and maintenance contract has been increased from 80 to 96 months.

And the are also bright when the comes to say goodbye to your new after its successful working with you: it is a well-known that the Atego, even as a vehicle, ranks extremely in terms of resale value.

An important chapter in truck from the LP 608 to the new Atego

— LP 1965 marks the dawn of a new age

LK and MK: remarkable diversity

— range restructured for the distribution sector

It may have been but it certainly packed a punch: the of the LP 608 light-duty truck in Brussels in marked, in several respects, the of a whole new chapter in commercial manufacturing at Daimler-Benz. The vehicle perfectly into the company’s strategy at the time, with a key on the executive class and above on the car side will opearting as a all-rounder covering all classes on the vehicle side.

The new truck at Wörth played an important right from the beginning. The run of the LP 608 had just started up there. was followed, in the summer of 1965, by the series-production vehicles leaving the on their way to customers.

Important on the way to becoming a full-range supplier

the LP 608, Mercedes-Benz now also had a in the light-duty truck category, a nimble vehicle designed for this sector. It marked an step along the way to being right across the truck with modern, forward cabs. The P in the model designation, by the stood for Pullman cab and was the term had been used by the Mercedes-Benz range since the 1950s to it from the conventional cab-behind-engine that was also available.

It was as if had just been waiting for like the LP 608: in no time at all it had the segment of 6.5-tonne vehicles could be driven with a car driving licence and had very claimed a 45 percent share of the The forward control cab of the LP 608, its boxy appearance and large of window, bore a resemblance to the trucks with cuboid that Mercedes-Benz had brought the market back in 1963.

in the heavy-duty class, the headlamps on the LP 608 in early days were set the radiator grille, while the was situated behind the front itself positioned well Just one low step provided height for the driver to access the cab, which at this however, could not yet be tilted.

particularly low and convenient access – of importance in short-haul transport – would go on to become a recurring in the history of light-duty and medium-heavy from Mercedes-Benz, right to the new Atego of the present day.

The OM 314 to keep the weight low

The ideal to the slim-line appearance of the LP 608 was the new OM 314 engine, the elements of which could be back to the legendary and particularly six-cylinder OM 312 of the post-war period. The OM however, was one of the first direct-injection engines from Mercedes-Benz and do with four instead of six

Initially, the four-cylinder unit an output of 59 kW (80 hp), increased to 63 kW (85 hp) in The first 7.5-tonne truck, the LP joined the product line-up in With a load capacity of 4.5 this vehicle offered an tonne of payload compared the junior of the range.

Gross increased to eleven tonnes

In the light-duty LP series was joined by two and more powerful models, the LP 811 and LP Despite using the 5.7-litre OM 352 (81 and 96 kW/110 and 130 hp) from the medium-duty these also featured the low-mounted cab of the light-duty LP series. time, the range of the light-duty LP would be extended up to a gross weight of eleven tonnes, a traction weight of 21.6

The line-up of the light-duty LP models their compact, cuboid would undergo two facelifts the course of their almost career: 1977 brought a design for the front end, the headlamps moved down the grille into the bumpers. The LP 608 became the uprated LP 708 with 63 of 59 kW (85 instead of 80 hp) and with another tonne or so of payload. Finally, in all maintenance access points on the LP models were moved to the of the vehicle, so compensating for the shortcoming the cab could not be tilted.

Parallel of medium-duty models in Mannheim

In to the light-duty LP models, the Mannheim continued to build medium-duty produced as both conventional and forward control models. 1965 onwards, a new, contemporary-looking medium-duty cab replaced the rounded cab to plug the gap between the and small cuboid LP cabs.

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The light- and medium-duty from Mercedes-Benz had thus, in a short time, achieved dense coverage of the market, since the large short-nosed of what would later the T2 range were, for their also making inroads the realms of 6 tonnes – and later 7.5 tonnes — permissible More was still to come: the medium-duty Mannheim models to their equivalents from the New of trucks produced in Wörth, in this presence on the market still further.

The four-model line-up behind the modular structure of the Mercedes-Benz New from 1975 onwards units with 10, 12, 14 and 16 tonnes GVW – from this point on tilting cabs for the medium-duty Along with the in-line engines from the 300 series, now also included V-engines the new 400 series.

1984: the arrival of the class

In the mid-1980s these vehicles of the New Generation had to face up to competition from a rival within the Group – the LN2 series, in Rome in 1984 and also as the LK, representing the German words for class’. Covering a weight of 6.5 to 11 tonnes, these vehicles not only the heirs to the light-duty LP but also quickly made into the heavier segments included vehicles with a GVW of up to 15 tonnes.

The arrival of the LK vehicles in brought a tremendous leap in terms of technology: tilting were now available from 6.5 GVW upwards and, for the first low-profile tyres became Air suspension on the rear axle for the models could now be ordered as an The new light-duty models were equipped as standard with steering as well as with a compressed-air braking system. As had the case with the original LP the engine range initially four- and six-cylinder units the 300 series, but was extended over to include outputs of up to 176 kW (240

Premiere for long cabs in the segment

Characteristic features of cabs included the downward-sloping of the side windows towards the and, once again, the entrance in front of the cab’s axle. A complete innovation for the range was the availability of a long cab with a berth as an option for all The slightly rounded front along with the wide grille that is such a feature of Mercedes-Benz trucks, its visual recognition as a member of the New of vehicles.

The LK underwent two facelifts, that it remained ‘state of the in more than just respects: the transition to Euro II in marked the introduction of a cab that had lengthened by five centimetres and a more convenient steering From 1996 on, the light-duty then featured a more radiator grille with fins.

Change of guard for the

In addition, a comprehensive overhaul of the range took place in In the power category up to 125 kW (170 hp) the replaced the OM 364 LA completely, and to some also the OM 366 LA, with the four-cylinder from the new 900 series of engines outputs of 90, 100 and 136 kW (122, 136 and 170 hp).

It was not the new Atego series took from the LK in 1998, however, 900-series engines became the right across the light and ranges of Mercedes-Benz trucks. A 300,000 LK models had come off the in Wörth over the 14 years of its by the time the Atego arrived to completely the light- and medium-duty Its characteristic feature was a frame was offset at the front, allowing the cab to be even lower and making to the cab easier than ever

Atego brings new structure for the and heavy-duty segment

Right the start, the Atego was available a choice of four cabs, the range from the short cab for transport through to the high-roof that offered the ideal for long-distance haulage operations. The was soft and cuboid in shape, the radiator grille was set low and incorporated a star that extended the maintenance flap. Adding to the appeal of the interior were a four-spoke steering wheel, a developed engine-mounted gearshift and a variety of stowage compartments.

The OM 904 LA for the was joined at this point by its equivalent, the OM 906 LA, which made its in output variants of 170 kW (231 hp) and 205 kW hp). The three-valve technology and unit pumps that features of both these meant that they ideally prepared to comply the Euro III emissions standard came into effect at the of the millennium.

The weight range covered the spectrum from 6.5 to 15 perm. GVW, while the number of specification possibilities was 25 different basic models and a of 240 variants were available market launch. The variants everything from classic distribution and municipal services right through to tractor and construction site tippers.

among the medium-duty trucks exceeded a gross vehicle of 15 tonnes or ran on more than two was generally considered, from point on, as belonging to the Atego (1998 to 2004) or Axor 2001) ranges. That the Atego cab also had what it for use in long-distance transport operations was not ably demonstrated by the Axor in Europe: in Brazil, for example, Mercedes-Benz trucks are still to day, almost without equipped with Atego

Second-generation Atego shows with the Actros

The second of the Atego made its debut at the IAA Vehicles show in 2004. Its as well as numerous new technical demonstrated its affinity with the flagship Actros model. The design of the interior concept, a cockpit arranged around the resembled that of the much-lauded 2.

This concept, which known as the Global Cockpit, go on to be used all over the world, for also in Mercedes-Benz’s Brazilian-built Also celebrating their in the short-radius distribution sector were an automated six-speed as well as a hill holder integrated into the Telligent system.

The most successful truck in Europe

At the IAA in 2008 showed the Atego as the pioneering of the short-radius distribution sector. On were not only the Euro IV- and BlueTec engines with SCR but also a hybrid variant a gross vehicle weight of 12 Since it came onto the in 2010, well over 100 of this model have sold.

2010 saw the launch of the generation of the Atego. The characteristic here included a design incorporated an even more grille, so aligning it with the Actros, a further-upgraded interior a multifunction steering wheel, and a instrument cluster. Moreover, the of the materials used for the interior was improved and the stowage concept further.

The trio is now complete: the new

In retaining the same offset at the front and thus the uncompromisingly configuration in relation to cab access, the new still offers the same key as the previous model. At the same it fits neatly into the of Daimler Trucks’ Strategic Truck Program (SFTP). between the products extends the new engines through to upholstery materials, switches and instruments in the and even to the exterior styling.

All in the new Atego shares a considerable of design elements with its brothers. Whether it is the front-end with the Mercedes star up into it, the arrow shaped and free-floating radiator grille, the cab the corner panelling or the distinctive behind the radiator grille: all very typical features the new Actros very clearly in the line-up as the Actros and the Arocs vehicle range and mark it out as the third member of the SFTP

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