Posted on February 21, 2017

With more than 760,000 vehicles sold worldwide, it is also the most frequently sold truck in the region. The Mercedes-Benz Actros sets standards and rises to the individual challenges of every task. Proven robustness and flexibility – from light-duty to super heavy-duty sectors – makes the Actros an all-round solution. Thanks to its sturdiness, proven components, even in the harshest conditions the Actros becomes easy to handle, ensuring a safe and comfortable ride for driver and goods alike.

Nasser Bin Khaled Automobiles, the authorized general distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Qatar, is pleased to provide the Qatari market with the Mercedes-Benz Actros, the best and most reliable truck in its category.

From the “New Generation” (NG), to the “Heavy-Duty Class” (SK), to the third-generation Actros, Mercedes-Benz has been a pioneer of progress in truck technology for over 50 years. Appreciated by a wide variety of loyal customers, the Mercedes-Benz Actros has become the most-frequently sold truck in the region. All parts of the Actros – from the engine to the headlamps – are designed to the highest EU safety standards with quality made in Germany. This ensures that Mercedes-Benz trucks measure up to international standards of efficiency and reliability – both today and in the future.

Technical adjustments made exclusively for the region’s challenging topography and climate, make the Actros the ideal partner for every transportation need. The Actros can reliably handle extreme loads in heavy-duty transportation. The V6 and V8 engines are equipped with enhanced engine cooling power, the extremely strong suspension assures rigidity – on or off the road. The Mercedes-Benz Actros cabs are impressive, inside and out. Three different versions of cabs (S, M, L) each offer an ergonomic, safe and comfortable workplace. The radiator grille is especially designed for maximum engine cooling efficiency. The front design affords optimum vehicle protection for on-road and off-road work. And the low-vibration, silent and maintenance-free cab mounting system meets the highest European safety standards.

Designed for safety and comfort

Since its launch, the Actros has received several awards such as “Truck of the Year”– thanks to its design and superb specifications. Features like Telligent® Lane Assist, a larger and more comfortable bed with adjustable head section, and the innovative PowerShift gearbox all add up to a truck that is safer, more economical, comfortable and easier to drive than ever before. As a working and living environment, the powerful Actros sets standards by combining strikingly attractive design, comfort and ergonomics. It leaves a more than imposing impression.

Sun visors improve safety and visibility. The geometry of the exterior mirrors ensures less vibration and less dirt build-up on the sides. Everything in the Actros serves a single purpose: ensuring every challenging job gets done safely and comfortably. The all-steel cab is very strong and structurally rigid. Only flame-retardant materials are used in the interior. Efficient safety systems provide optimal protection for the driver, vehicle and load. The comfortable and safe seating supports the driver, especially during long journeys and while driving in rough conditions. A seatbelt warning - if not used - comes without saying.

The optionally available driver’s airbag with the seatbelt pre-tensioning device reduce risk of injury in the event of an accident. Airbag, seat belt and pretension device absorb kinetic energy and prevent direct contact between upper body and steering wheel. The high-capacity and efficient air conditioning (A/C) perfectly suits the high temperatures in the Middle East. It is specially modified with an air purifying system to ensure a high level air quality, even in very dusty areas. The system can switch from fresh-air to air-recirculation mode as required. “Eyeball” air vents in the door trim enhance comfort by supporting optimised airflow in the cab.

Proven V6 engines and most powerful V8 engine

The Actros V6 engines with a displacement of 11.9 litres are available in performance categories from 230 kW (313 hp) to 320 kW (435 hp). Equipped with an exhaust turbocharger with charge-air intercooling, maximum torque is already achieved at 1080 rpm. These optimum power characteristics are very fuel-efficient. These 6-cylinder engines with electronic control have been on the market many years and are used predominantly for short-radius transport tasks (construction sites, deliveries, waste disposal). However, the 394 hp version is also used for long-distance traffic.

The powerful V8 engines are perfect for demanding long-distance transport tasks and for heavy construction assignments, e.g. in conjunction with the 3-axle tipping semitrailer for heavy-duty use. They have an output ranging from 350 kW (476 hp) to 425 kW (578 hp) and a displacement of 15.9 litres. The fan boost system improves the cooling power. Fuel consumption remains modest and the ample power is always on tap due to the fact that the maximum torque is already achieved at only 1080 rpm. The constant-mesh gearboxes for the Actros offer optimum gear spread matched to engine power ratings – thanks to 16 forward and 2 reverse gears. The driver can change gears using the Telligent® shift system or the Telligent® automatic shift system. Both options combine easy shifting with minimal mechanical stress on the power train. Hydraulic manual shifting is also available.

Features: Telligent® systems:

The Actros excels with an ergonomically designed workplace and plenty of space to move around. It sets new benchmarks in functionality, safety, comfort and equipment. From the Brake Assist function, to the enhanced instrument cluster, to the luxury bed in the lower sleeping area – numerous practical features help drivers feel at ease, even in rough driving conditions. For even more safety and comfort, a range of dynamic control and driver assistance systems are available on request.

Telligent® systems support the driver by helping to make better interaction between the components. The systems make sure that the engine, the brakes, and the chassis are all interacting smoothly. The Telligent® maintenance system continually registers all key operating data and calculates the conditions of operating fluids and wear parts, displaying any that need to be changed or replaced. This makes for optimum use of fluids and allows service appointments to be built into the vehicle’s assignment plans. This reduces downtime and significantly decreases total cost of ownership.

The optionally available Telligent® stability control system identifies impending instability in the vehicle – such as skidding, breaking away or tipping over – and counteracts this as far as possible. It does this by influencing the engine torque, making targeted adjustments to the brake system of the tractor, and energising the trailer’s brake system. The Telligent® brake system with driver de-activable anti-lock braking system (ABS) electronically controls the complex brake functions of the entire vehicle combination. It identifies the rate at which the brake pedal is pressed by the driver, and calculates the desired brake pressure. The system also incorporates the engine brake or retarder in the braking process. The result: super-fast response and short stopping distances.

Nasser Bin Khaled Automobiles continues its initiatives that amplify its commitment towards Qatar’s economic and societal wellbeing. The company has built its success by establishing solid, longstanding relationships with consumers, and by offering a wide range of quality products. As a brand name, Nasser Bin Khaled Automobiles is deeply associated with a history of premium quality service and market leadership.