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Old 11th May 2012, 14:07   #1
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Default Antos - The new Truck range from Daimler

Mercedes-Benz will soon be extending its family of trucks by a new member, the new Mercedes-Benz Antos a model series designed specifically for heavy-duty short-radius distribution transport use. The vehicles are currently demonstrating their capability in camouflaged guise, but the covers will come off for the Commercial Vehicle IAA in September and the start of sales.

With the introduction of the Mercedes-Benz Antos, Mercedes-Benz becomes the first manufacturer to have a truck series that has been specially developed for the very varied requirements of the short-radius distribution transport industry.

- The general styling of the Antos reveal its relationship with the Actros, but different requirements for the cab give it an unmistakable character of its own. The 2.30-metre-wide cabs, designed for the short-radius distribution transport market, are available in either short 'S' or medium 'M' versions. Both offer a combination of easy access, optimised ergonomics & intuitive controls.

- Powered by the latest Euro VI range of engines with "Blue Efficiency Power", launched in March of this year. With a total of 13 power categories, the Mercedes-Benz Antos covers a broad spectrum of engine power from 175 kW (238 hp) to 375 kW (510 hp).

-The new vehicles are available as either platform trucks or tractor units in a total of 67 different wheelbase lengths, with the axle spacing ranging from a minimum of 2650 mm up to a maximum of 6700 mm.

- The driver is helped in his everyday duties by a fully automated PowerShift transmission, amongst other features. Optional - Active Brake Assist, which reacts to stationary obstacles.

-Heavy-duty short-range distribution involves, above all, the regional transportation of commodities such as food.

- This operating profile gives rise to very specific requirements : a vehicle with good all-round visibility configured for single-day tours. A broad spectrum of engine powers to cope with varying regional topography & loads; stops and frequent route changes.

-Operators require a vehicle that, as his 'calling card', conveys a representative image of his company.

And no - this is a European product for the European \ Global market and not part of the Diamler India portfolio. Atleast not at this point in time.

SOURCE: Daimler Global Media Site > Newsroom (Home)
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