Mercedes-Benz recently premiered 3 of their construction vehicles at the recent Bauma 2013. These custom-designed range of commercial and construction titans include:
2013 Mercedes-Benz ATEGO
With extensive optimisations to the chassis, rear axle guide, cab mountings and a new steering system the new Atego sets new standards when it comes to driving dynamics, handling safety and comfort. The new Atego is available in 42 basic models ex factory – with four cabs in three lengths and a multitude of different wheelbases. Newly developed BlueEfficiency Power Euro VI engines with four and six cylinders cover the wide spectrum from 115 kW (156 hp) to 220 kW (299 hp) in seven output variants. For special applications in the construction industry, in municipal and off-road use the new all-wheel d
2013 Mercedes-Benz ACROS
For road-oriented use as well as real off-road applications in the construction sector the Mercedes-Benz Arocs vehicle series has been completely redeveloped. The trucks and tractor units are available as two-, three- and four-axle models with a distinctive design, seven S-, M- and L-cabs in 14 variants and two cab widths. Four-axle versions with permanent and selectable all-wheel drive and two steered front axles, four-axle versions with one front and three rear axles, a wide range of air-sprung vehicles or payload-optimised concrete mixer chassis with a single-tyred drive tandem are some examples of the range of Arocs variants available ex factory.
Powerful BlueTec 6 engines are available in 16 output categories. Four displacements from 7.7 l to 15.6 l facilitate Euro VI engine outputs ranging from 175 kW (238 hp) to 460 kW (625 hp). For the first time in a construction vehicle the engine output is transferred as standard by an automated Mercedes PowerShift 3 transmission. As an alternative the newly developed manual transmission with Bowden cable technology is available as an option. Two product groups are available for the Arocs: it is offered as the payload-optimised Loader for weight-sensitive applications and as the
2013 Mercedes-Benz CITAN
A wide output spectrum, visible and tangible quality, safety combined with ride comfort, low operating costs and high economy, environmentally friendly thanks to minimal CO2 emission values – the new Citan takes small groups of construction workers, tradespeople and material for shell construction and interior building work right to the doorstep – even on construction sites in environmentally sensitive city-centre zones. It can be registered as a passenger car or as a commercial vehicle. A particular advantage is that in narrow construction site areas the Citan is extremely manoeuvrable thanks to its compact dimensions.
The driving characteristics of the Citan are dynamic and comfortable. With up to six airbags, adaptive ESP and many other details it is also especially safe. For the panel van variants, the variable five-seater Mixto and the Citan crewbus with a glass sidewall and tailgate there are three powerful diesel engines and a supercharged direct petrol injection unit. Thanks to BlueEfficienc.