Mercedes-Benz introduces entry-level Actros F

In News, Mercedes-Benz2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJanuary 18, 2021

Customers in 24 European markets and selected non-EU left-hand drive markets are now able to order a more back-to-basics Actros. The new Actros F is an entry route to the world of Mercedes-Benz trucks and is particularly aimed at those customers looking for a functional truck but who do not necessarily need every new innovation offered by the latest Actros generation. 

The Actros F is ideal for operation in classic and regional haulage, particularly as a swap body vehicle, dump truck or silo transporter. Mercedes-Benz says it will offer an ‘attractive price-performance ratio and the authentic Mercedes-Benz Trucks DNA‘. Production of the Actros F starts in April.

The Across F is available in a total of 17 different models. With the Actros F Mercedes-Benz is also introducing new cab variants. The newly designed cab in the StreamSpace or BigSpace variants with its 2.5m width and 120mm engine tunnel height offers excellent spaciousness for its class and also provides the driver with a low entry and exit using only three steps. 

The new Actros F comes with a Classic Cockpit as well as conventional glass side mirrors as standard. In combination with the navigation system, climate control and several choices of optional equipment, there’s also the addition of the new, user-friendly 10-inch multimedia cockpit with multifunction steering wheel in the current Actros generation. The new Predictive Powertrain Control is another optional feature that calibrates the automatic gear shift according to a topography-adapted driving style and therefore enables additional fuel savings in combination with a precisely tuned shifting strategy. 

The new Actros F is equipped Europe-wide, where legally required, with fifth-generation Active Brake Assist (ABA 5) and Lane Keeping Assist. If desired, the new Actros F can also be ordered with Sideguard Assist.