|Torque||1998: 470/580/670/- Nm|
2004: 500/610/675/810 Nm
at 1200-1600/1200-1600/1200-1600/1400-1600 rpm
|Max. power||1998: 90/122/125/- kW (122/150/170 HP)|
2004: 95/115/130/160 kW (129/156/203/250 HP)
|Rated speed||2200 rpm|
|Powertrain||Front engine with rear drive|
|Transmission||Six-speed, eight-speed + off-road-gear, automatic (optional)|
|Springs||Steel and/or air|
|Brakes rear||Discs or drums|
|Wheelbase||4 x 2: 3610/3860/4160/4760/5360 mm|
4 x 4: 3610/3860 mm
|Turning circle||4 x 2: 1400/1490/1580/1760/- mm|
4 x 4: 15700/16700 mm
|Pay load||1.600 - 8.250 kg|
|Total weight||6.500 - 15.000 kg|
|Consumption||15 - 25 liter/100 km|
|Manufactured||Since 1998, facelift 2004|
How well that Daimler uses an artificial name for his truck models. This increases the chance to find quickly in the Internet information about the Atego. Sounds quite different than the cryptic combination of letters 'LN' or 'SC' of the predecessors. For design, you can make yourself a picture (above). Had the first cab already small improvements in air resistance, increases the second attractiveness once more.
The four-and six-cylinder in-line engines of course are strongly related to each other. Bore and stroke are each equally,as the pump-line-nozzle system. Meanwhile, Daimler is far away from the tradition of aspirating engine and offers especially in the smaller 4-/6-cylinder in-line engines extensive differences in boost pressure, and obtain thus alone six variants. Performance and torque have improved again in 2004.
In the assessments the Atego differs not so much from competitors in the 8-ton class. Mercedes just can be only Mercedes in passenger car sector. For this the competition at the trucks is too much. Blessed are the maneuverability through the front overhang and the smooth-running steering, problematised the longer rear. In total, the suspension comes off very well, even if for the passenger is only available the (soft) spring of the cab and not the excellent driver's seat.
The big Atego is situated in a great dilemma that only by introducing the Axor is solved. It intended to create a connection to the Actros and this with the six-cylinder in-line engines, fit only for the Atego front module, although this already was raised one level above that of the smaller model Atego. 10/11