Mercedes-Benz » Actros MP3
A new feature of the third generation is a fully automatic gearbox Mercedes PowerShift as serial equipment. Engines are V6 with output from 235 kW (320 hp) to 350 kW (476 hp) and V8 with output from 375 kW (510 hp) to 440 kW (598 hp). The new Mercedes-Benz Actros 1844 is listed in The Guinness Book of Records as the "most fuel efficient 40 ton truck". Optimized steering of new truck tractors with an air suspension is more "sharp" now and provides better driving stability. For the first time ever the truck received a level control system, which provides a horizontal position of the upper berth. Thanks to this you can have a sleep in different road conditions. The lower berth now has a comfortable elastic bars. Even more advanced a self-contained air conditioning system, which automatically adjust to changing of an ambient temperature, maintains a constant temperature and pleasant climate inside the cabin. In contrast to predecessors, the new Actros has a new shaped grill. There is reduced number of slats on the decorative grille and its shape became more expressive. Contour of slats with a raised end is a very dynamic. The new generation Actros also received a new designed front bumper. The bottom skirt now has aerodynamic holes. Headlights got a chrome edging. The side deflectors were redesigned according to exterior changes. The rear mirrors are integrated in a general body, designed to reduce an aerodynamic drag. The three-beam Mercedes-Benz logo star could be equipped with an ambient light as an option. In 2009 the new Actros won the award "Truck of the Year 2009".