An Actros to designate as a one-litre car, perhaps some people may consider as a joke but in fact, one is on the way to a consumption of significantly less than one litre per ton. And which one-liter car already weighs a ton or even more?
Well, they are Mercedes test drivers, the one day and two night shifts move the truck. The average speed is 77.5 km/h and the trucks are heavily loaded, so they have 40 tons total weight.
The 'old' Euro 5 class succeed 27.1 l/100km. Interesting the comparison between the two new ones. Euro 6 consumes 25.9 and Euro 5 25.1 l/100km. It is thus clear that with the introduction of Euro 6, the consumption increases slightly. By the way, one is also working on reducing the AdBlue consumption.
Although some people are skeptical, a saving in fuel consumption is possible from the old Euro-5 class to the new Euro 6 of 5 percent. Also interesting the efficiency of the individual braking systems. The of the engine brake is higher than that of the engine and the of the optional retarder more than twice as high.
The economic driving is already long practiced not only because of consumption, but also for reducing wear and tear. By this the service intervals extended and the workshop visits, sold with the truck will be more cost-effective. 150,000 km are meanwhile possible, practically, the driving performance of an year.
More and more assistants and other electronic observers also intervene in the truck in the driving process. The driving style shall even investigated in relation to carrying out the pedal movements. When a jam occurs, the new Actros can now even start up by itself.
A strong communicator is Fleet Board, the once from Daimler split off car fleet management. The hardware will be delivered free of charge. This is also true for four months for the software that can also be operated parallel to other telematics systems. On these facts you can see how highly competitive the market is.
Fleet board can of course best use its capabilities in the Mercedes because it is interwoven deeply with the vehicle and particularly engine management. Meanwhile the workshop receives in case of breakdown important clues what could be happened. And booker and workshop consider together when a truck has to be taken out of circulation for a certain time.
Also well known the special cruise control of the new Actros. The record via GHP the coming topography. If then a mountain looms and the truck driver does not move the car in the optimum speed for the consumption, the accelerating assistant boosts.
In 2014, certain systems for vehicle stability, such as ESP, be also mandatory in new trucks. It is hoped that in the course of which comes also the automatic braking, for example, the could eliminate the dreaded tailgating of trucks on jam ends. In the Actros of 2012 is presented such a system. 03/14