Mercedes appears to already be testing an updated version of its Atego medium-duty truck. With its last redesign happening for 2013, the truck features numerous cab and chassis configurations, two dashboard designs, two engine options, and five transmission options. What Mercedes has up its sleeve now is pure speculation.

This camo-covered test mule does have some discernable distinctions between it and the current Atego truck. Most noticeable are the large vent openings on each side of the front grille. Another new opening, this one being a long, short slat, is now perched between the grille and windshield. Otherwise, this test mule looks nearly identical to the current truck.

Perhaps Mercedes is testing a new powertrain that requires more ventilation than the current four- and six-cylinder diesel options. Hybridization of commercial trucks have been explored by a few truck makers from around the globe, so the possibility is there. This theory becomes even more logical when considering many European cities are adopting so-called no-gas zones in inner city areas. Adopting a hybrid system would allow Mercedes to cater to the green community and be able to deliver to the gas-free zones.

Click past the jump to read more about Mercedes-Benz Atego.

  • 2015 Mercedes-Benz Atego
  • Year:
    2015
  • 0-60 time:
    15 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    100 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    150000 (Est.)

Spy Shots

October 29, 2014 - Mercedes-Benz Atego testing on the road

2015 Mercedes-Benz Atego Exterior Spyshots
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2015 Mercedes-Benz Atego Exterior Spyshots
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2015 Mercedes-Benz Atego Exterior Spyshots
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This particular truck is configured with the high-rise roof, rear-wheel-drive, and in the “Construction” body type. Mercedes is already testing it pulling power with several items strapped onto the cargo bed.

Other notable features about the Atego truck is its optional LED headlights, available skylight panel, a standard and comfort dashboard design, and optional eight-speed automatic transmission.

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