Welcome to a new dimension

Welcome to a new dimension of Mercedes trucks.

Staying ahead of the game requires vehicles that do the same.
Introducing the new Actros Mercedes truck: the new benchmark for long distance transport.

This addition to the Mercedes-Benz Commercial Vehicle range puts everything that has gone before it in the shade. Its modern cab offers the driver maximum comfort whilst delivering exceptional fuel economy.The new Actros is now easier and safer to drive, and more outstandingly capable than any other big truck that’s gone before. 

This Mercedes truck offers a vehicle configuration for just about any application in long distance transport, and now provides an even more tailored solution, with the addition of more cab variants, a wider choice of driveline and a multitude of new productivity, comfort and safety features to make your vehicle even more cost effective to run.

Stay ahead in every aspect, call your local dealer today and experience a new dimension, the new Actros from Mercedes-Benz. 

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Long Distance

A Mercedes Truck Perfectly tailored to the demands of the future.

With miles in mind, the new Actros has been designed from the ground up to deliver the best result in long-haul driving. The new Actros delivers in so many ways: 

Comfort. For driving, working and living.
The innovative interior of the new Actros has been specifically designed to make a driver’s working day easier. Because a more relaxed driver is a safer driver. Each unique in-cab feature of this Mercedes truck has been specifically designed to provide optimum comfort for working, living and sleeping.

Dynamic Handling. For safety and productivity.
Through the introduction of ultra-modern technology, our all-new vehicle design has enabled us to achieve a quantum leap in handling and safety. The high-torque 6-cylinder engines and perfectly matched PowerShift 3 transmissions offers an immediate response, whilst an all-new rear air suspension and chassis frame provide unrivalled stability and comfort. With comprehensive safety equipment including Stability Control Assist as standard and Active Brake Assist 3, Proximity Control Assist with Stop-and-go function, Attention Assist and Lane Keeping Assist as optional extras, the new Actros sets a new standard in long distance driving safety.

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Economy. Better fuel consumption. Lower costs.
At the heart of the new Actros lies a range of new 6-cylinder engines that exceed the standards of Euro V, EEV or Euro VI and improve fuel consumption over today’s class leader. In addition, the new Actros offers a host of features to boost your profitability along with attractive finance and leasing packages that provide outstanding value. 

Product Portfolio.
For perfectly matched solutions. The new Actros can be tailored to your specific needs in many ways, with a freely selectable modular design. For example, we can offer a range of eleven cabs, a wide range of axle and frame height configurations as both tractor units and rigid models, four different profiles for fuel tanks and a wide and complete range of wheelbases, overhangs and crossmember positions, making body building faster and more cost effective.

As Mercedes specialists we can discuss these options with you to decide which is the best for your business, contact us today to find out how we can help make your newMercedes truckperfect.

The new dimension of Services.
We place our range of tailor-made services at your disposal to ensure hassle-free driving. Alongside the extensive Europe-wide workshop network and 24 hour support, these include FleetBoard® telematics, Service Contracts, Driver Training and Financial Services all customised to meet your needs. In addition, our comprehensive range of accessories ensures that your new Actros cuts a particularly individual figure as it goes about its work.


Mercedes Trucks with Maximum Payload – Actros Loader

The concept of a truck designed for maximum payload is nothing new – but never before has it been implemented in such a systematic manner. As a result, the Actros Loader is extremely light despite the significantly heavier Euro VI technology, achieved by a whole raft of standard-fit weight-reducing measures, some minor and some more major, which combine together to enable you to carry more payload.

Both as tractor unit or rigid, the new Actros Loader Mercedes trucks are offered with a wide range of frugal engine options to suit the task at hand: 7.7 l displacement and an output of 200 kW1) (272 hp) up to 260 kW (354 hp), or 10.7 l displacement and an output of 240 kW (326 hp) up to 315 kW (428 hp), all with 8 or 12-speed Mercedes PowerShift 3 transmissions and super-wide tyres on aluminium rims as standard.

There is a choice of ClassicSpace or StreamSpace cabs, with 170 mm or 320 mm engine tunnels – offering the ultimate in flexibility to suit the operation. The fact that the new Actros Loader is one of the lightest trucks in long-distance transport doesn’t mean that you have to do without the high levels of safety so typical for the Actros, however. As with all Actros models, the Actros Loader is available with a complete range of safety systems – either singly or bundled in appropriate and particularly reasonably-priced optional Safety Packs. Large payloads don’t pay off until they have arrived safely at their destination. 

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Max Volume Mercedes Trucks – Actros Volumer

Huge transportation volumes, fuel-saving powertrain configurations, an increased range and perfect alignment to the application for which you intend to deploy it – the new Actros Volumer Mercedes truck shows how tractor units and rigid trucks need to be built today, to make high-volume haulage especially profitable.

Offering fifth wheel heights from under 900mm, The Actros Volumer can give a clear loading height of 3m within a 4m height limit, but offering so many other benefits.

The maximum fuel tank volume, for example, has been increased to 990 l, and is thus some 10% larger than in the predecessor model – and this despite having to accommodate the extra size of the Euro VI exhaust technology. Low-frame rigid trucks have a maximum fuel tank volume of 1000 l, an increase of 70%. That saves money through removing the need to retro-fit tank add-ons. The economical 6-cylinder in-line engines, available in 13 power bands from 175 kW (238 hp) to 350 kW (476 hp), play their part in increasing the range by using less fuel per kilometre travelled.

Over and above this, the powertrain configurations that have been optimised for their end-use applications make the Actros Volumer a truly economical haulage solution – for the wide range of rear axle ratios available means that, even with 315/45 tyres, the Actros Volumer can always be fitted with direct drive transmission, saving up to 1% fuel compared to overdrive transmission. In addition, a range of eleven different cab variants – from the GigaSpace through to the CompactSpace cab, which is ideal for car transportation – provides the right amount of space for practically every requirement in international and domestic high-volume haulage. In short: the new Actros Volumer brings together three decisive advantages in one vehicle: huge transportation volume, increased range and excellent economy.

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For more information on the features of the Actros Volumer model, a brochure is available to download. 



Actros Mercedes Truck Cab variants – advantages at a glance

Five cabs: CompactSpace, ClassicSpace, StreamSpace, BigSpace and GigaSpace
Two cab widths: 2500 mm and 2300 mm
Eleven cab variants for deployment in national and international long-distance transport
Standard-specification level floor in cabs with a width of 2500 mm
Level floor on request for cabs with a width of 2300 mm
Impressive maximum headroom up to 2.13 m
Uniform cab length of 2300 mm
All cabs have more interior capacity and more stowage capacity than the predecessor model series

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All of the seats in the Actros have been completely redeveloped for optimum driver comfort, with a 40 mm wider seat, increased adjustment range and a wide range of finishes available. The standard Comfort seat with Velour cover in our Long Distance Cabs is impressively comfortable, and Leather or Dinamica Star coversare optionally available.

In addition to options such as a heated and ventilated seat, the new Actros also offers an optional Massage function seat. Driver comfort is extremely important for ensuring that they are able to drive long distances safely and maintain concentration. 

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The beds in the new Actros Mercedes truck are completely new, and offer a 110 mm thick cold foam mattress as standard, with optional PremiumComfort memory foam mattress. The standard bottom beds are a full 750 mm wide regardless of the cab chosen, and are 2000 mm or 2200 mm long depending on cab width. All bottom beds have an adjustable backrest to make the midnight reader more comfortable.

On long haul drives a poor quality bed can be detrimental to a driver's awareness and ability to get the job done, thisMercedes truckhas ensured that the driver will get a good night's sleep and be fresh to continue their journey the following day.

Multi Function Key

The mutii-function key adds to the functions of the remote control key with many features that aid driver comfort, convenience and safety. Recharging itself whenever the vehicle is driving, the rugged key displays through a 4.6 cm TFT display, and offers remote control and monitoring of many systems at a range of up to 30 m.

A few examples include:

  • Tyre pressure monitoring
  • Suspension level control
  • Sound system controls
  • Window and sunroof controls


Interior Concepts

Cabs in the new Actros Mercedes trucks can be given an individual touch with the three interior design options: Standard, Home-Line and Style-Line.

On the inside and outside, Style-Line adds chrome-look trim and an instrument panel with white highlights, along with an illuminated Mercedes-Benz star.

Home-Line offers wood appliqué sections to the dash and steering wheel, combined with the almond beige interior colour to provide a warm and homely atmosphere.

These features, although aesthetic, will help provide a more comfortable environment for the driver. Quality Mercedes trucks are ideal for most business, contact Northside for moren information on the right truck for you. We areMercedes specialistswith many years of eperience dealing with Mercedes vehicles.


The new ActrosMercedes truckoffers more interior space than ever before, not just for living and working, but for storage too. All cabs cover the necessities for long distance transport – space above the windscreen, below the dashboard,under the bed and in many pockets and trays around the cab allowing everything to be put in its place. With the StreamSpace cab, space need not compromise economy, offering the optimum solution for driver and operator alike.


Assistant Systems

Proximity Control Assist
Available on request on this and some of our other Mercedes trucks, Proximity Control Assist with stop-and-go function, eases the workload on the driver by maintaining a safe distance from the vehicles in front whilst reducing the risk of rear-end collisions by automatically bringing the truck to a halt in stop-and-go traffic. Then, as soon as traffic begins to move again, the truck will slowly accelerate and continue on*, thus increasing safety and ride comfort.

Fifth Wheel Sensor
The optional Fifth Wheel Sensor informs the driver through the instrument cluster if the fifth wheel on the Mercedes truck is open thus helping to improve safety and provide the driver with peace of mind.

Rain and Light sensor
Fitted as standard to all new Actros models, the Rain and Light sensor provides automatic headamp illumination, and rain sensitive wipers. In addition, follow-me-home lighting is standard across the range.

Mirror with manoeuvring function
Available as an optional extra, your truck’s mirror with manoeuvring function allows more visibility when manoeuvring. At the touch of a button, the passenger side mirror can move outwards by 10 degrees to aid visibility. Better visibility means both better safety and reduced damage to vehicles.

Bi-Xenon headlights
Naturally, better road illumination leads to increased safety for not only your truck, but also others around you. Bi-Xenon headlights are optionally available on the new Actros and with a range of 65 meters dipped beam and 180 meters high beam, improve visibility and safety.

Combined LED daytime running lights, fog lights and speed sensitive cornering lights are also optionally available providing better illumination on twisting roads whilst improving driver comfort and safety.

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The Electropneumatic Brake System (EPB), incorporating Anti-lock braking (ABS) and Anti-slip regulation (ASR) is standard across all new Actros Mercedes truck models. Controlling the brake system electronically and braking each wheel individually (making the most of available grip and minimising stopping distances), EPB integrates secondary braking, whether Engine Brake or Retarder, to improve safety and reduce wear.

In the event of a hard brake application, the system automatically switches on the hazard warning lights to warn following traffic, providing vital extra seconds to assist in preventing multi-vehicle accidents.

Engine brake
Standard across all new Actros models and other Mercedes trucks, the engine brake uses the engine as a compressor and constant throttle to provide wear-free retardation and helps to improve safety whilst reducing running costs. This is available to the driver in three stages, controlled by the steering column stalk to give full control of the braking power as required. The standard system offers up to 300 kW of braking power*.

In addition, a high performance engine brake can be specified, offering up to 400 kW of braking power**(depending on vehicle specification) thus providing more opportunity to keep the service brakes fresh.•

Safety Systems

Attention Assist
Monitors driving style to assess whether the attention of the driver is starting to wane. If it detects a decrease in attention, the driver is warned through the dashboard and acoustically, and the vehicle suggests taking a break.

Working in combination with Lane Keeping Assist, the Attention Assist system is purely to support and increase safety, and will not intervene in driving.

The Active Brake Assist 3 system assists the driver when a hazard is detected and reduces the vehicle speed by staged braking intervention. When driving at speeds above 10 km/h, Active Brake Assist 3 evaluates the traffic situation in front of the vehicle. The system monitors the distances from vehicles driving in front as well as their speeds whilst also being able to detect stationary obstacles.

The new Actros Mercedes truck is optionally available with Active Brake Assist 3. This safety system can now also prevent* an impending collision with a stationary object, or considerably reduce impact speed, through autonomous full braking. In this way, accidents can be avoided, or the severity of an accident can be significantly reduced.

The optional Lane Keeping Assist is a lane recognition system which detects if the truck unintentionally strays too close to the edge of a lane.

A small camera located behind the windscreen monitors road-markings and relays the information to an on-board computer. If the lateral distance between the vehicle and the lane markings changes, the system emits an audible signal via the stereo speakers, alerting the driver to correct the course of the vehicle before any problems arise.

Available for air sprung vehicles, Roll Control Assist sees the fitment of electronically controlled active dampers, constantly adjusting to suit road conditions and counteracting the rollover tendencies of high centre of gravity or dynamic loads. This improves both ride comfort and safety.

Standard fitment across many new Actros models, Stability Control Assist helps to maintain driving stability of both truck and trailer in potentially dangerous driving situations such as skidding or swerving. The system acts to redress the balance by adjusting the truck’s power supply and braking. Through systematic adjustment of the engine torque, precisely metered tractor braking and trailer control combine to help drivers avoid dangerous situations.

Combined with an alert and careful driving style, Stability Control Assist can make a significant difference to safety for both vehicles and personnel.

Available as an optional extra with a seatbelt tensioner, the driver’s airbag is activated by collision sensors only if the impact is severe enough to require it. In conjunction with a properly worn seatbelt, the driver’s airbag can reduce the severity of injuries in the event of an accident.

Mercedes trucks are oftne fitted with safety measures such as these to ensure the safety of drivers and other road users. For more information about the safety features on offer or to enquire about our Mercedes trucks contactMercedes Benz specialistNorthside.

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