The new Actros stands for reliable, fuel-efficient vehicle technology, lower costs and higher returns. Or, in short: more efficiency. Low fuel consumption significantly contributes to the economics, a characteristic Actros has proven in daily use. The lower the fuel consumption, the lower the total cost. That is why we have done everything we can to further reduce fuel consumption in the new Actros.
Up to five percent less fuel consumption through improved aerodynamics, anticipatory driving and additional measures
The new Actros has again reduced fuel consumption compared to its predecessor and achieves savings of up to three percent on highways and even up to five percent in overland transport. With a typical long-distance mileage of more than 120,000 kilometers per year, this is again a significant cost reduction. In overland transport, the savings are even up to five percent, because it’s here that the effect of the improved Predictive Powertrain Control really comes into its own.
On highways and on overland routes: Predictive Powertrain Control ushers in a new dimension of fuel-efficient driving
The major advances in reducing consumption in overland transport are achieved in large part through the advanced functions of intelligent cruise control and transmission control called Predictive Powertrain Control. In addition to a satellite-based location system, the new Predictive Powertrain Control uses precise digital road maps that contain data on the topography, curves, the geometric shape of intersections and roundabouts and traffic signs. The system optimizes the manner of driving not only on up- and downward grades, but also on twisting overland routes where the use of a cruise control was previously simply not possible to optimize. All of this is done with the aim of avoiding unnecessary braking, acceleration or shifting in order to move the truck as fuel-efficiently as possible and optimally support the driver in his driving task.
In addition, the interaction between Predictive Powertrain Control and Distance Assist further improve fuel efficiency: The Distance Assist provides information about vehicles ahead so the intelligent cruise control system can optimally plan gear shifts, set the speed and make the best possible use of the momentum of the vehicle.
For the first time in the new Actros Predictive Powertrain Control also benefits from the new Economy + Driving Mode PowerShift3, which is designed for even more fuel-efficient driving. The driving program Standard/Eco/Power continues to be available as standard equipment.
Also new: The improved Predicitve Powertrain Control is available for heavy-load transports up to 120 tons, all-wheel drive vehicles and vehicles with a hydraulic auxiliary drive or turbo retarder clutch.
MirrorCam instead of exterior mirrors improve aerodynamics
The main mirror and wide-angle mirrors are replaced on the new Actros by the MirrorCam as standard equipment. For aerodynamics, safety and vehicle handling, the MirrorCam is a major improvement. The system offers greatly improved all-round visibility and consists of two cameras mounted on the outside of the vehicle and two 15-inch displays on the A-pillars in the cab. The streamlined shape and small dimensions of the MirrorCam also significantly contribute to reduced air resistance. This is particularly noticeable on highways. The new MirrorCam can further reduce fuel consumption by up to 1.5%. The concave-shaped end edge flaps along with an optimally designed roof spoiler also improve aerodynamics.
Thanks to intelligent technology more efficiency on the road: New rear axle ratio for Actros
A new standard weight-optimized rear axle contributes to a further reduction in fuel consumption. The gear ratio has been reduced from i = 2.533 to i = 2.412. Thanks to the weight-optimized G211 transmission, the new axle is now also available in all new Actros equipped with the second-generation 6-cylinder OM 471 in-line engine and 315/70 R 22.5 tire, and pays off in both highway as well in overland traffic.