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Powertrain

The Actros – a truck
to rise to any challenge.

The powerful, robust Actros powertrain incorporates more than 120 years of experience in truck production, fulfilling highest quality standards. All components are designed and built for highest robustness, withstanding most extreme climate conditions, difficult terrains and demanding applications. But above all, it delivers precisely the power you need for all long-haul transportation and distribution tasks.

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Engine designation OM 460 OM 460 OM 460 OM 460 OM 460 OM 473 OM 473
Engine type In-line 6 In-line 6 In-line 6 In-line 6 In-line 6 In-line 6 In-line 6
Displacement (l) 12.8 12.8 12.8 12.8 12.8 15.6 15.6
KW 265 290 310 330 350 380 425
Horsepower 360 394 421 449 476 517 578
Max torque (Nm) 1,800 1,900 2,100 2,200 2,300 2,600 2,800
Emission class Euro III Euro III Euro III Euro III Euro III Euro III Euro III
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Engine designation OM 470 OM 470 OM 470 OM 471 OM 471 OM 471 OM 473 OM 473 OM 473
Engine type In-line 6 In-line 6 In-line 6 In-line 6 In-line 6 In-line 6 In-line 6 In-line 6 In-line 6
Displacement (l) 10.7 10.7 10.7 12.8 12.8 12.8 15.6 15.6 15.6
KW 240 265 290 310 330 375 380 425 460
Horsepower 326 360 394 421 449 510 517 578 625
Max torque (Nm) 1,700 1,800 1,900 2,100 2,200 2,500 2,600 2,800 3,000
Emission class Euro IV/V Euro IV/V Euro IV/V Euro IV/V Euro IV/V Euro IV/V Euro IV/V Euro IV/V Euro IV/V
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G230-12 G330-12 G280-16 G260-16
Gearshift options

PowerShift 3

PowerShift 3

PowerShift 3

Manual

Forward gears 12 12 16 16
Reverse gears 4 4 4 2
Ratio spread 11.7 - 0.78 11.63 - 0.77 11.7 - 0.69 11.7 - 0.69

This is where driving enjoyment and economy
pull together.

The Actros comes with a choice of two powerful 6-cylinder in-line engines complying with the Euro III emission norm: the 12.8 liter OM 460 and the 15.6 liter OM 473, both designed for optimized fuel consumption, maximum longevity and optimal performance. The OM460 engine is developed on the basis of tried-and-tested technology and robust components, providing high torque levels at lower engine speeds. It is available in power output ratings from 360 hp to 476 hp. The newly developed OM 473 engine ranges from 517 hp to 578 hp and it combines best performance with optimized fuel efficiency.

This is where driving enjoyment and economy</br> pull together. play
Masters the harshest and most demanding </br>climate conditions.

Masters the harshest and most demanding
climate conditions.

The Actros is equipped with an improved engine cooling system which keeps you going no matter the heat. Due to this asset the truck receives a higher engine output even to high ambient temperature or altitude. The high speed fan makes sure that the engine is protected against overheating. Another feature to ensure that the engine stays cool is the automatic down-rating of the engine in case of excessive coolant temperature.

Protection against every particle.

Dust and large particles can impede your task. Thanks to the air intake optimally positioned at the upper part of the cabin and the newly developed cyclone pre-filter, up to 80% of dust and large particles are removed before reaching the air filter. This increases the lifetime of the air filter drastically, contributing to a reduction of maintenance costs.

Protection against every particle.
Mercedes PowerShift – ensuring economic driving and minimized wear and tear. play

Mercedes PowerShift – ensuring economic driving and minimized wear and tear.

The Actros comes with Mercedes PowerShift 3 as standard and manual gearshift as an option. Superior dynamic response, simple handling and low fuel consumption: the automated transmission ensures precise gear selection, short shift times, high driving comfort and optimal economy. Various driving programs provide a convincing shifting strategy appropriate to the driving situations and the load carried at the time. Each driving program consist of three transmission modes: standard, manual and the specific mode selected with the driving program.

With its automated and intelligent shifting, Mercedes PowerShift3 protects the powertrain, significantly reducing maintenance and operating costs and thus contributing to the profitability of your business.

A great variety of clutches - tailor made
for all applications.

Due to our various range of clutches we can offer the best equipment for your task to help increasing the clutch lifetime. The single plate clutch with 430 mm diameter is standard for trucks below 2,600 Nm engine power.

The dual plate clutch with 2 x 400 mm diameter is standard for trucks above 2,600 Nm engine power and your solution for heavy duty applications.

Unique in the truck world is the turbo retarder clutch for excellent start-off ability at high loads and difficult terrain without clutch overheating. The wear-free hydraulic turbo retarder clutch offers maximum stability when moving off and maneuvering with very high gross combination weights and torque levels, increasing the efficiency for high GCW and rough transport tasks. It also serves as a retarder, thus providing for additionally enhanced safety as well as reducing running costs.

A great variety of clutches - tailor made</br>for all applications. play
A great selection of axles – </br>meeting your demands.

A great selection of axles –
meeting your demands.

A wide choice of rear axle ratios matched to various operating profiles also plays a role in keeping fuel consumption low. Economical auxiliary consumers, such as the on-demand power steering pump and new air-conditioning unit also contribute to low fuel consumption. The further advanced hypoid twin axles contribute to low fuel consumption on the Actros.

Keeping your service brakes fresh.

Keeping your service brakes fresh.

The Actros comes with an engine brake as a standard: Thanks to this three-stage brake system, which offers up to 230 kW of braking power, safety as well as vehicle control is increased while wear on the service brake is reduced. The engine brake uses the engine as a compressor and constant throttle to provide wear-free retardation.

In addition, a high performance, three-stage, wear-free auxiliary brake (for Euro IV/V) offering up to 475 kW of brake power is available for even greater safety, providing more opportunity to keep the service brakes fresh.

Wear and maintenance-free auxiliary brake.

Wear and maintenance-free auxiliary brake.

The secondary water retarder is available as an option and offers greater braking power (with up to 3500 Nm of braking torque), higher average downhill speeds and lower weight than conventional oil retarders. It is a wear and maintenance-free auxiliary brake that can be used to perform up to 85 percent of all braking operations. There is no need for an additional oil circuit with oil cooler since the retarder uses the water of the engine cooling circuit.

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