The MB100 is an old Mercedes van sold in Asia, South America, Africa and Australia. The van has a long history behind, but despite being pretty popular on the emergent markets it went out of production in 2004.
The vehicle was built in Korea and shared the same design and technologies with the SsangYong Istana. Unfortunately the only Mercedes part found at the van was the badge, so don’t expect to the same level of reliability and refinement that is usually found at any Mercedes vehicle.
The van was a pretty rugged workhorse built with practicality in mind and was available in both commercial and passenger versions.
Power options included two engines namely a 2.3 liter diesel and a 2.2 liter petrol.
For a pretty long period of time, the old Sprinter was considered the best van on the market, but in its latest years of existence the German LCV was starting to show its age and some rivals caught up and managed to overtake it.
The previous sprinter was sold between 1995 – 1996 and has managed to conquer the world of big panel vans pretty fast, thanks to its superior technologies and the famous German reliability.
Even today, the used Sprinters hold their value well and you can pay a pretty big price for vehicle in decent condition.
Like the new model, the old Mercedes Sprinter was also offered in various shapes with gross vehicle weights ranging from 2.8 tonnes to 4.6 tonnes with three lengths and roof heights. Mercedes had always lead the way when it comes to modern technologies and the old Sprinter made no exception as it was the first van to come with standard ABS brakes (from 120 versions above). Moreover, since 2003 the ABS was offered as standard equipment on the entire Sprinter range and ESP was also added.
While there are a lot of vehicles that claim to be the best off-roader, there is only one which truly deserves this distinction.
With GVWs (gross vehicle weights) between 7,5 – 14, 1 tonnes, the Mercedes Benz Unimog is the ultimate off roader and was build from the ground up to never back down regardless of the working conditions.
Built on the strong base of the legendary Unimog, the 3000-5000 series are the biggest Unimogs ever built and are offered with a choice of two cab configuration and two Euro 5 engines which develop 177 hp and 218 hp.
The U20 is the smallest member of the Unimog family. The truck was launched in 2009 and comes with the typical Unimog versatility. The U 20 is highly appreciated for its excellent maneuverability given by the compact dimensions (wheelbase 2.7 m, overall height 2.70 m, overall width 2.15 m) and its handling qualities in difficult terrain. The Mercedes Benz Unimog u20 can serve as a universal tool for a wide range of applications and thanks to its gross vehicle weights of 7.5 to 9.3 t it can carry massive loads on any terrains.
TheMercedes Benz Unimog is around for some time now, as it tackles the harshest working conditions since the Second World War. The Unimog is an iconic off roader which has built itself a very strong reputation being one of the most appreciated vehicles in its class.
The Unimog is the smaller brother of the Zetros and is offered in a wide range of versions with different engines and wheelbases. There are two Unimog families available the Unimog 300 - 500 and the Unimog 3000- 5000.
The Unimog 300, 400 and 500 range covers permissible gross vehicle weights from 7.5 t to 16 t, each model coming with a choice of two wheelbase lengths and two engine outputs.
The Unimog 300-500 are offered with a choice of four- and six-cylinder in-line engines from the OM 904 LA and OM 906 LA series.
Mercedes is planning to extend its trucks lineup with the addition of a new model. The fresh truck bears the name Antos and was specifically engineered for heavy duty short radius distribution applications.
The new vehicle has borrowed many technologies and design lines from the Actros which is its bigger brother, but it features a character of its own and a unique cab configuration that was designed specifically for short delivery purposes.
The Mercedes Antos will be offered with a choice of medium- and short-size cabs and will be available with a range of 13 engines that will meet the latest Euro VI emission requirements.
For the moment, Mercedes revealed only a few details about its new Antos, but the truck will make its global debut in Frankfurt at the Commercial Vehicle IAA in September, so stay posted for more information.
Mercedes is well known for its nice luxury cars that can move you in full comfort from point A to point B. Everyone likes these cars, as they are like small oases of luxury and make you feel relaxed and safe wherever you are.
The German manufacturer however, has also a darker side. This time the intelligence of its engineers was put to work with the main purpose of constructing the ultimate heavy duty work truck. The result was the Zetros which is the toughest truck built by the company. The vehicle has a bullet proof build quality and it’s so tough, that even if you’ll drive it in the middle of a war zone it will feel just like a walk in the park.
The Mercedes Zetros is available in all-wheel drive, two-axle models with a gross vehicle weight of 16.5 or 18.0 tonnes, as well as three-axle vehicles with a maximum of 25.0 or 27.0 tonnes. The payload for the two-axle models is almost ten tonnes, while for the three-axle models it is 16 tonnes (excluding body weight).
There aren’t many light commercial vehicles available on the market that are able to stack up with success against the Mercedes Vito. The vehicle is one of the best built models in its segment and is equipped with a range of efficient Euro 5 engines which offer payload capacities between 850 kg -1.125 kg. The Mercedes Vito is also pretty versatile too and comes with numerous body options including van, crew van, temperature controlled and minibus versions. Moreover, there are also available three body lengths including compact, long and extra-long models with standard or high roof configurations.
The Mercedes Benz Econic was designed as a versatile vocational truck which can serve to a very wide range of applications including refuse, fire and emergency airport services, delivery etc.
TheMercedes Benz Econic received its latest upgrades in 2010 when it was equipped with a more efficient Euro 4 engine with Blue technology and a new folding door with a wider opening.
The Econic is available with high-roof cab (1935 mm height, 2280 mm width and 2000 mm length) and low-roof cab (1485 mm height, 2280 mm width and 2000 mm length).
The Mercedes Vario is one of the most versatile vehicles built by the German manufacturer. The Vario can be used for a wide range of commercial and construction purposes and is available in many variants which include panel van, box body, tipper pickup and even bus. There are also two cab configurations available which include the standard and the crew cab models.
The model was introduced back in 1986 when it was originally named the Transporter 2. The vehicle received the name Vario in 1996 and since then it was continuously improved and upgraded.
The Mercedes Vario has a starting price of $55.550 and is equipped with a 4 cylinder diesel engine which meets the latest Euro 5 emission standards being among the most fuel efficient units in its class.
The Sprinter is around for a good number of years and during its history it took many shapes. The Chassis cab version of the model is sold very well in Europe and has starting to have a bit of success in USA too.
The Sprinter chassis cab comes with the proven Mercedes build quality and reliability, while its engine are also among the most efficient in the segment. With gros vehicle weights ranging from 2.8 -4.6 tonnes the Mercedes Sprinter Chassis Cab is available with either single or double cabs and has a starting price of $34.820.
There is a lot of competition in the commercial truck segment and the big manufacturers struggle to make continuous improvements to their products in order to keep them as versatile as possible. One of the most reliable trucks in this segment is the Mercedes Artego which is available in weights of 7.5-16 tonnes.
The Mercedes-Benz Atego range was introduced in 1997. At the beginning all straight-engined rigids built by Mercedes were named Artego, but after the general facelift received in 2005, trucks over 18 tonnes were named Axor.
The Atego is available as a three-way tipper, an all-wheel-drive tipper, a skip loader or even a tipper with a mounted crane. There are also four cab configuration for the Artego namely the Day Cab, Extended Day Cab, Low Roof Sleeper and High Roof Sleeper.
The Mercedes Axor is the smaller brother of the Actros and even there is also a long haul model the truck was built especially for the light construction sites. Unlike its bigger sibling, the Axor is equipped with slightly weaker engines and has a more serene character. The Axor has a wide range of engine options and is available in tipper, rigid and tractor forms. The Axor construction vehicles are equipped with the 180 mm longer, European version of the S-cab which offers plenty of space for daytime operations.
Besides the common three axles semitrailer tractors (4x2 and 6x2) there are also heavy solo trucks available with two axles (4x2 und 4x4) and a gross vehicle weight of 18 t, three-axle variants with 25 t (6x2) and 26 t (6x4) gross vehicle weight and four-axle variants with a GVW of 32 t in an 8x4 configuration as a platform for tipper and concrete mixer bodies. The Axor comes with two years repair warranty available for up to 160,000 km per year.
The Mercedes-Benz Actros range had a huge success and it even won the "Truck of the Year" award for 2009 and 2012. The vehicle is highly appreciated for its premium cabin and the strong build quality. The Mercedes Actros and Volvo FH are considered the most reliable trucks in the 44 tones segment and the German company also offers the biggest warranties for its parts. Moreover, when equipped with the Euro 6 engines, The Actros is also the most efficient truck in the segment and can be rivaled only by DAF’s models. During its history the German truck has been continuously revised and the latest updates were made in 2012.
The Mercedes Actros is available in both rigid and tractor configurations with 4x2, 6x2, 6x4 and 8x4 axles. There are also four different cabs available including ClassicSpace, StreamSpace, BigSpace and GigaSpace.
Its looks have been optimised in the wind tunnel, its technology and engineering are masterful and its cab is a unique combination of workplace and home from home: the new Mercedes-Benz Actros is the new benchmark for premium-class trucks. It reconciles high performance with low fuel consumption, its emissions are lower in pollutants than any comparable vehicle and its has undergone testing of unprecedented intensity. The Mercedes-Benz Actros has taken the motto for the Frankfurt International Motor Show – "The future begins today" – at its word.
Mercedes is celebrating 60 years of Unimog truck with the unveiling of a special design concept based on the U 5000. The "Concept Design 60 Years Unimog" wants to prove that even after 60 years – and including the 26 product ranges during this period – the Unimog is still able to renew itself. And you have to admit that the concept is anything but ordinary.
The design concept is based on the Unimog U 5000 chassis with the coil springs painted red, while the hulk of a bonnet with its typical Mercedes-Benz line and the mudguards are painted in a fresh green. When selecting the colors used, the designers in Bertrand Janssen’s team were inspired by an unusual amphibian, the poison dart frog: Just like the Unimog it is also extremely mobile both in water and on land.
The headlights are like stage lights, which focus the beam of light. The clearly visible, sweeping lines of the frame have been finished with high-grade trims cut from aluminum blocks. The four same-size wheels make a strong optical impression with their five star alu-rim design.
A truck that was already enjoying a great success on the market, the Mercedes Econic has received a long list of updates for 2010: new cab design, folding door that opens 100mm wider, clean-running Euro 4 engines and BlueTec technology, a gas engine, meets stringent ECE R29-2 cab strength safety standard, new suspension tuning and new 13 tonnes drive axle.
The 900-series inline six-cylinder diesel engines deliver between 238 HP and 326 Hp and are suitable for use with biodiesel without any modifications being necessary. The new gas engine, a 6.9 liters M 906 LAG produces 279 hp.
Econis is offered in four different cabs: Fire and Emergency, Refuse collection, high-roof cab (a standing height of 1935 mm, a width of 2280 mm and a length of 2000 mm) and low-roof cab (an interior height of 1485 mm, a width of 2280 mm and a length of 2000 mm).
Press release after the jump.
Mercedes Zetros is a special off-road truck based on standard production line, all-wheel-drive components from the Axor/Actros series. It will be offered in a three-axle cab-behind-engine truck version (Zetros 2733 A 6x6) and a two-axle version (Zetros 1833 A 4x4). The three-axle model offers payloads from 7 tonnes to 10 tonnes, while the two-axle model has payloads of 4 tonnes to 6 tonnes.
The Zetros’ design is inspired by the GL and G models and features an elegant yet robust radiator grille, side indicators fitted with protective grilles, steel bumper composed of three parts and access steps located behind the front axle, in a position which is as far away as possible from the door hinge assembly.
The truck comes with a standardized cab that meets the highest standards in terms of safety and ergonomic design. Besides three single seats, the cab offers ample storage space for equipment like radio communication, SatNavs, or personal belongings.
Press release after the jump.
With strong chassis, high durability and high payload, the Axor represents the hallmarks of tractors and rigid trucks used for mid-distance haulage and heavy-duty, local distribution. It comes in two versions: Axor-R and Axor C.
The Axor is available as a two- and three-axle air-sprung semitrailer tractor (4 x 2 and 6 x 2) and as a two-, three- or four-axle tractor vehicle (4 x 2 plus 4 x 4, 6 x 4 and 8 x 4) with 18 to 32 tonnes gross vehicle weight. Under the hood there is a 6.4-liter OM 906 LA unit is available with the output settings 238, 252 and 286 HP, OM 926 LA 7.2-liter engine with 326 HP and OM 457 LA engine with output ranging from 355 HP to 422 HP. This engines can be coupled to a Mercedes PowerShift G 211-12 automated transmission.
Mercedes is offering a range of genuine accessories including a roof-mounted air conditioning unit, which can be fitted to the Actros in place of the roof hatch on the Megaspace or L-cab with high roof. The MB Cool Air 800 can be operated by remote control to keep the cab at a pleasant temperature in all situations. Installation kits are likewise available for the Axor and Atego, as is a protective hood to match the air conditioning unit.
Press release after the jump.
Mercedes Atego is the perfect truck for distribution work in town. It comes with low fuel consumption, outstanding reliability and superb agility. Customers can order a total of five different cabs for the Atego, and each of these comes with a choice of three different cockpits.
The Atego comes with a choice of 4 and 6-cylinder in-line engines with outputs between 150 and 279 hp. It comes with a choice of three different 6-speed gearboxes or a new 9-speed direct-drive gearbox (with eight forwards gears and one crawler gear). The latter’s hydraulic/pneumatic gearshift ensures easy gear changes. Precise low-speed manoeuvrings is also possible thanks to the low crawler and reverse gear ratios. And servicing is easier, since the gearshift hydraulic oil is maintenance-free for the entire truck service life.
There are four cabs, covering a wide range of applications. The two S Day-Cabs are ideal for town – compact on the outside and spacious on the inside. The two L Sleeper-Cabs have space for comfortable beds – for overnight stops.
Press release after the jump.
Winning the "Truck of the Year" award in 2009 the Actros is one of the best sold trucks in Mercedes’ line-up. Currently in its third generation, Actros comes with a choice of two, three or four axles and with nine power outputs spanning the range from 320 hp to 598 hp.
Actros is powered by a choice of OM 501 LA and OM 502 LA engines. The six and eight-cylinder units with power outputs from 320 hp to 476 hp, with six 11.9-liter engines and the three 15.9-liter V8 engines with power outputs from 510 hp to 598 hp. This engines can be mated to a new 12-speed Mercedes-Benz PowerShift Offroad automated transmission offered with Power mode, Rocking mode, Manoeuvring mode and EcoRoll mode.
More robust, more economical, even better for mounting bodies and more comfortable - is how the new construction Actros comes across to its discerning customers. They can look forward to a host of improvements that provide the Actros with extra physical protection, make it even easier to integrate new bodies and make the driver’s working day much more comfortable.
Press release after the jump.