Low total costs.
Mercedes-Benz RoadEfficiency

Low total costs.

Achieving low operating costs with a focus on reduced fuel consumption.

This is the first pillar of RoadEfficiency and equally the affirmation that the Actros has delivered on its promise of offering lower fuel consumption than its predecessor. It does this thanks to further optimised aerodynamics and, for example, the implementation of an enhanced Predictive Powertrain Control system which comes as standard.

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Low fuel consumption is a crucial contributory factor to economic efficiency. This is a virtue that the Actros has demonstrated in daily use.

The Actros now boasts additional fuel savings of up to 3% on the motorway and up to 5% on A and B roads. This results from further optimisation of the drivetrain and aerodynamics, for example, as well as from the enhanced Predictive Powertrain Control system which comes as standard and which is now also able to contribute to fuel savings on A and B roads.

Low overall costs also result from the new assistance systems, which boost driving safety and help to ensure that your truck arrives reliably on schedule. Efficiency also improves as a result of a further increase in vehicle utilisation. Courtesy of innovative services tailored perfectly to your requirements, such as Mercedes-Benz Uptime2251, 226, 2411, for example. The services from Fleetboard are additionally available to further improve performance in your logistics processes. All in the interests of added efficiency. the Actros.

The lower your fuel consumption, the lower your overall costs.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Economical, reliable Euro VI engines in four displacement classes
  • Finely coordinated drivetrain configurations with 12-speed automated gearshift and optimised final-drive ratio
  • Fuel-saving drive programs
  • Sophisticated aerodynamics
  • Fuel-efficient auxiliary consumers

The Predictive Powertrain Control system which now comes as standard provides a simple means of saving even more fuel.On motorways, A and B roads and city streets alike.

Predictive Powertrain Control links the vehicle’s GPS data with precise digital 3D maps, thereby detecting upcoming uphill and downhill gradients on the road and optimising gearshift times, gearshift jumps, cruise control speed and EcoRoll phases on this basis. The system also includes curves, junctions and the speed limits stored in the map data and reacts accordingly. In combination with the precisely coordinated gearshift strategy, this enables fuel savings of up to 5 %1066. Predictive Powertrain Control integrates the driving modes as well as the wear-free brake and extended Top Torque**. It also recognises the driver’s wish to turn and initiates an EcoRoll phase in good time.

In addition to the course of the road with uphill and downhill gradients ahead, the system also identifies junctions, roundabouts and traffic signs integrated in 3D maps. On the basis of this data, Predictive Powertrain Control optimises shift points, gear steps and the set cruise control speed. What's more: the vehicle's kinetic energy is used to avoid unnecessary acceleration, shifting or braking. This means that cruise control can be used in virtually all driving situations. This relieves the driver's workload and contributes to a fuel-efficient driving style on A and B roads, too. Predictive Powertrain Control can be used in conjunction with cruise control at speeds between 25 and 90 km/h.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Up to 5% lower fuel consumption as standard1066
  • Identification of the course of the road, such as uphill and downhill gradients, junctions and roundabouts
  • Optimisation of shift points, gear selection and the set cruise control speed
  • Integration of traffic-dependent settings and Traffic Sign Assist
  • Can be used on motorways and country roads

Whether on a steep hill, coming over a crest, when rolling downhill, in dips or on level ground, thanks to satellite-supported navigation and precise 3D maps, Predictive Powertrain Control can detect and react to upcoming driving situations at an early stage. In order to do so, Predictive Powertrain Control continually monitors the vehicle's kinetic energy and uses it on such occasions as coming over crests or on the flat for EcoRoll phases, which reduce drag losses and save fuel. The system also adapts shift sequences to the impending driving situation, applying fewer and larger gear changes, for example.

Economy driving program.
The "economy" drive program is optimised for use in long-distance haulage and supports an economical driving style.

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Fleetboard Performance Analysis supports and monitors your drivers to adopt a fuel-saving driving style that reduces wear at the same time. To this end, the telematics system records and analyses technical data from the truck. In addition to this, Fleetboard has exclusive access to data, allowing you to monitor the maximised use of the truck technologies, for example how often the Predictive Powertrain Control system is being used. All this information is continuously analysed and the driving style assessed which results in a corresponding grade being awarded. This enables an objective assessment of the driving style allowing training to be tailored to the individual driver's results. All in all, up to 15% fuel savings are possible as a result.

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Advantages at a glance.

  • Fleetboard Portal combines the full scope of data on one user interface
  • Plus: Fuel savings through Fleetboard Performance Analysis, Eco-Support13 and Mercedes-Benz Eco Training
  • Fleetboard Driver for drivers, with direct access to data from the Fleetboard Performance Analysis and Time Management services
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