Mercedes-Benz Trucks introduces the special Edition 1 model at the International Commercial Vehicle Show

3 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineSeptember 19, 2018

Mercedes-Benz is celebrating the presentation of the new flagship model at the International Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover with the special Edition 1 model, limited to 400 vehicles.

The Edition 1 has outstanding safety features that include MirrorCam and Active Brake Assist 5. The Active Drive Assist, which makes semi-automated driving possible, makes a noticeable contribution too. The improved Predictive Powertrain Control not only allows significant fuel savings, but now also relieves the driver‘s workload on overland routes. And as in the standard model, the new, intuitively controlled multimedia cockpit brings innovative functionalities into the cab.

Besides about 60 innovations in the standard equipment of the new Actros, the Edition 1 adds numerous special equipment items geared to the driver.

  • Safety package with e.g. Active Brake Assist 5, airbag, Proximity Control Assist

  • Driving package with electric roller sunblind, leather steering wheel and more

  • Comfort package with ambience lighting Night & Day, shaving mirror, refrigerator, etc.

  • Media package with sound system, notebook holder, additional 12 V/15 socket

  • Stowage package including table on the co-driver’s side, shelving system, drawer under the beltline and more

  • Sight package including e.g. bi-xenon headlamps and LED rear lights

  • Extra line with LED position lamps in MC, LED indicators and Welcome Light

Extensive optional features include an Edition 1 logo in the sun visor and below the model plate, four additional LED long-range headlamps, and an illuminated Mercedes-Benz star with a black facing and six decorative mesh inserts with a darkened headlamp surround. The MirrorCam in chrome is also an option.

On semi-trailer tractors, stainless steel louvres adorn the side panelling. The rear axle caps are likewise in stainless steel, with wheel bolt protectors at the front and rear.

Eye-catching interior features include leather door handles with contrasting seams, leather steering wheel, black leather cockpit and the exclusive floor mats. Looking upwards, the roof hatch has ambience lighting in eight colours. On the passenger‘s side, another Edition 1 logo in polished and brushed aluminium documents the serial number as one of the 400 vehicles.

With its unique design, the Edition 1 underscores the leading position of the new Actros in the competitive line-up. It is available for all 2 and 3-axle models of the new Actros with GigaSpace and BigSpace cab, both in left and right-hand drive. The cab paintwork can be adapted to the customer‘s company colours.