Mercedes-Benz » 1938S / 1944S
In 2000 a new range of modern tractor trucks has been introduced. Firstborn was the 1938S model with a cab over the engine and high roof. These trucks are built on German chassis of 80s. The cabin is taken from the Atego model: Brazil factory receives its panels and interior details from Germany, but the grille, bumper and headlights are local built. Gearbox is 16-speed ZF brand, and all wheels disc brakes are equipped with ABS, suspension is on leaf springs. In 2001, at the International Auto Show in Salou were presented several new models. 1938S model has 6x2 wheel configuration and a low roof. A more powerful 1944S model with 435 hp engine could pull 2 trailers at once. In 2003 has started production of highway versions of 1938S and 1944S.