Mercedes-Benz has just launched their brand-new Actros. With 700,000 of the previous model sold over the last 15 years, the new Actros comes with a solid heritage. The most significant feature of the launch of the new Actros is that it not only replaces the outgoing model, but also the Mercedes Axor.
Mercedes appear confident that the new Actros will work out of the box thanks to the testing regime that it has undergone – 2600 hours in a wind tunnel and 50 million kms of engine tests and 20 million road kilometres.
The bad news is that customers will not be able to order the new Actros until January 2012 for delivery in May or June. The good news is that, since the truck has been designed from the outset to work well at Euro 6, at Euro 5 it is about 6% more efficient than the outgoing Actros.