Whereas in the big ones, the Euro-5 engines can still be chosen, this is not the case with the new Atego. Presumably, the exhaust gas restrictions have been taken care of, in fact, they even show a slightly lower consumption and less additional effort. Atego, the model stands for lightweight Mercedes trucks with a gross weight of bewteen 6,5 and 18 tons. The engines that can be had are: 5100 cc with 115 - 170 kW (156 - 231 hp) or 7700 cc with 175 - 220 kW (238 - 299 hp).
From the cubic capacity information, one can conclude that all the engines have the same bore and stroke, the smaller ones have four cylinders, the larger have six. As far as the individual displacements are concerned, these engines are the same as in the motor car, in the remaining technology, with twin overhead cams, four-valve technology and variable valve timing however, they're not. Common-Rail-technology with cooled exhaust gas recirculation and SCR-system are, in the meantime, also standard.
The flexible service interval display is on the other hand, according to the manufacturers, somewhat less active and thus, more cost-cutting. Unfortunately it's becoming more and more difficult to check this. In this case, one can only gather empirical values over a longer period of time. It may be difficult for potential buyers, to choose between the automated eight-speed- and the six or nine-speed manual gearbox.
As in the motor car, ABS is now accompanied by a sort of ESP. Next to the two-stage motor-brake and a retarder with magnets, disc brakes ensure that in any situation the suitable braking is guaranteed. Day-time lighting is also, in the meantime, mandatory and only these are LED. Also interesting is, as in the big ones, the standard FleetBoard support, which of course, when activated, is subject to a charge. 03/13