Celebrating 25 years of Mercedes-Benz Actros

In News, Mercedes-Benz1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineNovember 17, 2021

Mercedes-Benz is celebrating 25 years of the Actros.

Launched in 1996, there are now five Actros generations, with the premium truck for long-distance heavy-duty distribution operating all around the world.

Numerous technical milestones, such as the first emergency braking assistance system to react independently to obstacles, Sideguard Assist, or the assistance system for semi-automated driving (Level 2), all celebrated their premiere in the Actros.

At the beginning of October 2021, series production began for the new eActros with fully electric drive for heavy-duty distribution haulage.

“For a quarter of a century now, the Actros has been the flagship of our product portfolio,” said Andreas von Wallfeld, head of marketing, sales & services at Mercedes-Benz Truck.

“Worldwide, more than 1.4 million trucks sold in this premium model series are clear proof of very satisfied customers.

“The fact that each Actros generation has won the title of International Truck of the Year, bestowed by commercial vehicle journalists from the whole of Europe, is evidence of the extraordinary success of this model,” he said.

“In line with the jury rules, the title is awarded every year to the truck which makes the biggest contribution towards road transport innovation that is advantageous to the efficiency, emissions, safety, driveability and comfort of vehicles.”