The Actros

Climb aboard – and discover Mercedes-Benz in long-distance haulage.

Mercedes-Benz in long-distance haulage. To lead the way, you need vehicles that deliver outstanding performance both on the road and in the accounts. The Actros fits the bill here. Because it offers a high standard of comfort. Because its many fuel-saving technical innovations and perfectly coordinated services will assure you of really profitable operations. Because it is a particularly light, safe and effortlessly superior performer. And because its diverse range of equipment and model variants offers a perfectly configured vehicle for virtually every type of use in long-distance haulage.  


Big on the finer details, too.

The Actros redefines terms such as freedom of movement, spaciousness and atmosphere without losing sight of drivers' everyday work. In short, working, living and sleeping comfort in keeping with the nature of the long-haulage driver's work and their high requirements.

A modern workplace, an attractive living area and at the same time a place for restful sleep – the cabs of the Actros live up to these requirements in every respect. This is especially true of the GigaSpace, in which the exceptionally high comfort which makes the Actros such an outstanding player in the long-distance transport sector can be experienced in its most compelling form. For example, there is the impressive headroom of 2.13 m between the seats and the excellent balance between stowage capacity and freedom of movement.


Well-being in the workplace. This is a key requirement for stress-free driving. And a promise which the Actros cabs live up to on every trip with their ergonomics as well as their equipment and details which are matched precisely to the work processes involved in long-distance transport.


Advantages at a glance.

  • Ergonomically designed driver's workplace with engine start/stop button
  • Multifunction key
  • Multifunction steering wheel which can be operated intuitively, with wide adjustment range
  • Easily legible instrument cluster with a 10.4 cm TFT colour display
  • Instrument cluster with 12.7 cm TFT colour display and video function
  • Automated transmission operated via steering-column lever
  • Wide range of seats designed to maintain occupant fitness, with numerous adjustment options
  • Extensive multimedia range including Truck navigation as well as sound system
  • Innovative, air-controlled heating and air conditioning system
  • Automatic climate control and auxiliary air conditioning for even greater comfort
  • Optional innovative residual engine heat utilisation system
  • Hot-water auxiliary heating for cab and/or engine.


At first glance – and after thousands of kilometres: the interior design of the Actros with the well thought-out living concept ensures maximum relaxation during breaks.

Advantages at a glance.

  • High-quality, attractive interior design with distinct separation of workplace and living area
  • Home-Line and Style-Line interior designs
  • New packages: Comfort Package, Driving Package, Media Package, Stowage Package


Anyone who spends a lot of time on the road needs space of their own. And space for the essentials that are on board during long journeys. This is why the cabs of the Actros offer particularly spacious interiors – with vast amounts of stowage space.


Advantages at a glance.

  • Vast range of stowage facilities
  • Stowage capacity of up to 332 l above windscreen
  • Stowage compartments beneath the bed with a capacity of up to 558 l
  • Optional refrigerator with a capacity of up to 36 l
  • Optional folding table integrated into the dash support on the co-driver's side


With the SoloStar Concept and the extremely comfortable beds, the Actros offers the living and sleeping comfort which is vital in long-distance haulage - home comforts that you will never want to do without.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Comfortable beds1 measuring up to 2200 mm in length and 750 mm in width
  • Upper comfort bed with level control and a width of 750 mm2,1
  • Upper comfort bed1 optionally available with a width of 600 mm
  • 7-zone comfort mattress, optionally PremiumComfort mattress


[1] Not available for S-cab and M-cabs.
[2] Standard in conjunction with SoloStar Concept.

Driving Dynamics.

Impressive driving dynamics: the easy way to make every job more effortless and less stressful.

Precisely tuned powertrain configurations, immediate power delivery, high driving stability, precise steering characteristics and, last but not least, numerous assistance and safety systems – all of this noticeably eases the burden on drivers, giving them a unique driving experience. In short, hardly any other truck is able to offer such a safe, superior and relaxing drive as the Actros.

Vehicles dynamics at a glance.


Pulls away immediately and effortlessly with high power delivery that you can feel straight away – all the powertrain components of the Actros are perfectly tuned to each other. For highly economical operation and exceptional driving dynamics.


Advantages at a glance.

  • Exceptional driving dynamics through perfectly tuned powertrain configurations and immediately responsive engines-
  • Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated transmission with selectively engageable drive modes and additional functions matched to operating profiles
  • Precise gear selection in accordance with the particular driving situation in question
  • Friction-loss-reduced hypoid rear axle
  • Comprehensive range of rear axle ratios and transmission variants


Frame, chassis, suspension and steering – in the Actros all the elements unite to form a perfect whole. For an outstandingly capable, safe and relaxed driving experience.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Comfortable, safe handling and a superior driving experience
  • Suspension elements for seats, cab mountings and chassis suspension all optimally tuned with one another
  • Direct steering with sensitive response for high steering precision
  • Innovative rear axle guide1 for high transverse stability and very good understeer/oversteer characteristics
  • 4-bellows air suspension for very good roll characteristics and a small roll angle
  • Rigid frame with wide track for excellent roadholding
  • High degree of body-mounting ability thanks to wide range of wheelbases, frame overhangs and end cross members


[1] Only for 4x2 vehicles, not for Actros Loader.

Economic efficiency.

Comprehensive solutions for greater transport efficiency.

We have always promised you low total costs – and kept our promise: with low fuel consumption costs, low repair and maintenance costs, attractive leasing and financing conditions and, not least, high residual values, investing in a Mercedes-Benz truck certainly pays. Now we are promising you even more comprehensive efficiency. The new approach is called RoadEfficiency. In concrete terms it encompasses two further promises: greater safety and maximised use.

Economic efficiency at a glance.


In the Actros you have a vehicle which uses fuel extremely efficiently. What's more: through the combination of vehicle technology and services, such as our driver training, further significant reductions in fuel costs are possible. An accomplished driver can make a good truck even better.


Advantages at a glance.

  • 2nd generation Euro VI engines: OM 470 10.7 l and 12.8 l OM 471 with a higher rear axle ratio for fuel savings of up to 5 % (OM 470) and 6 % (OM 471) compared with the first generation
  • Comprehensive range of engines with four displacement classes from 7.7 l to 15.6 l and a total of 18 power output ratings from 175 kW (238 hp) to 460 kW (625 hp) as well as precisely tuned powertrain configurations
  • Driving programs "economy" and "fleet" to reduce fuel consumption
  • Fuel-efficient auxiliary consumers
  • Sophisticated aerodynamics
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system


Low costs. Right from the start and during the entire period of use. Through vehicles with innovative technology and with services which you can select when you place your order – and which pay right from day one. Because they are precisely tailored to your long-distance transport requirements. Because the right investment is the best investment.


Advantages at a glance.

  • Optional Mercedes-Benz service contracts for monthly instalment planning as well as increased vehicle availability:
  • Service24h fast emergency assistance is available around the clock via the free service hotline on 00800 5 777 7777
  • Approved Used Trucks – professional used vehicle organisation for purchase and sale of used trucks of all brands, age groups and models
  • Guaranteed residual value by means of the optional buy-back contract which is concluded at the time of purchase
  • No risk to trade-in value at end of contract


Getting you there safely – with the support of assistance and safety systems that actively ease the burden on the driver and help protect the vehicle, its cargo and the truck’s surroundings, contributing to greater cost-effectiveness. On every trip.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Comprehensive scope of standard equipment, incl. Active Brake Assist, Stability Control Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Attention Assist and follow-me-home lighting
  • Proximity Control Assist1  with stop-and-go function and Active Brake Assist 42
  • Secondary water retarder with up to 3500 Nm of braking torque
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system for tractor unit and semitrailer/trailer
  • Sensor-controlled fifth-wheel coupling
  • Co-driver's mirror with manoeuvring function
  • Bi-xenon headlamps, cornering light function, front fog lamps and LED daytime running lamps
  • Safety Pack
  • Sight Package


[1] Optional extra, only in conjunction with Active Brake Assist 4.
[2]Optional equipment, only in conjunction with Proximity Control Assist.


Through the intelligent networking of vehicle, Mercedes-Benz Service and your transport company, Mercedes-Benz Uptime can help to reduce unplanned downtimes significantly. Should the worst come to the worst, Mercedes-Benz Service24h and our close network of workshops will ensure that your vehicle can continue its journey as soon as possible.


Advantages at a glance.

  • Mercedes-Benz Uptime1,2,3,4,5: real-time tailored service for customers that facilitates planning of workshop visits and vehicle availability
  • Service24h: fast emergency assistancee6 is available around the clock via the free7 service hotline on 00800 5 777 7777
  • Extensive workshop network with around 1800 service outlets throughout Europe
  • Long workshop opening hours, in some cases for 24 hours


[1] Not available for Atego.
[2] Included in Mercedes-Benz Complete, optionally available with every other Mercedes-Benz ServiceContract or as a separate product.
[3] Can be combined with all Fleetboard services.
[4] Prerequisite: Truck Data Centre.
[5] Fitted as standard with option to deselect.
[6] Please first notify the police and rescue services if any person is injured.
[7] If your mobile phone provider charges for ­Freephone numbers, please call +44 (0) 207 660 9991.


Predictive Powertrain Control§ allows you to operate even more economically. Because the system always knows the route ahead. And this provides for fuel savings of up to 5% on motorways and highways with PPC coverage in western and eastern Europe.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Predictive Powertrain Control: fuel consumption reduced by as much as 5% thanks to a driving style that adapts to the topography of the road ahead
  • Identification of the course of the road, such as uphill and downhill gradients, junctions and roundabouts
  • Optimisation of shift points, gear selection and the cruise-control speed setting
  • Optimum use of the system via traffic-dependent setting with adjustable upper and lower hysteresis plus dedicated Traffic Sign Assist
  • Available across Europe on motorways and trunk roads with PPC1 coverage


[1] Not available for Atego.

Technical data at a glance


Economical, reliable Euro VI engines in four displacement categories. Future-oriented technology, up to 460 kW (625 hp) and 3000 Nm maximum torque.


With 17 cab variants in two widths, with five roof shapes (CompactSpace, ClassicSpace, StreamSpace, BigSpace and GigaSpace) and three engine tunnel variants (320 mm, 170 mm, level floor), the Actros offers an ideal cab variant for practically all requirements in terms of space, equipment and comfort.


Flexible combination options – within the same tank cross-section different tank capacities can be combined on the left and right-hand side. This applies to diesel and AdBlue® tanks as well as to combination tanks. The illustrations show two possible variants on tractor units with a component-carrier rear end.

Highlights and more facts at a glance.



Giving you a greater payload and volume: in the Actros Loader and Actros Volumer you have two specialists at your disposal that can simply transport more.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Extremely high payload through application-oriented vehicle configurations and weight-reducing measures
  • Weight-saving equipment features; deselection of certain items possible
  • Light, economical Euro VI in-line engines with a displacement of 7.7 or 10.7 l with ten power output ratings from 175 kW (238 hp) to 335 kW (455 hp)
  • Four cab variants
  • High level of safety through availability of all safety and assistance systems
  • Safety Packs


Versatile, functional, attractive and motivating – all the Mercedes-Benz Genuine Accessories for the Actros contribute to making long-distance transport work easier and more enjoyable. Enjoy making your choice.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Stunning looks: shining stainless steel side panelling
  • Roof lamp bracketand additional headlights for enhanced visibility, also with LED technology
  • Chrome and stainless steel highlights for greater individuality and an impressive look
  • Ambient lighting3 with a total of 136 LEDs for a cosy atmosphere in the cab
  • Universal charger cradle to hold and charge most popular mobile phones
  • Useful cockpit stowage tray for the dashboard, with non-slip lining
  • Decorative "Star" foil for an individual look


[2] Please observe country-specific legal requirements for the attachment and use of additional headlamps.
[3] Not available in conjunction with factory-fitted ambient lighting.

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