The Mercedes-Benz Actros is a heavy-duty truck first introduced in 1995. Its primary use is in distribution. It is available in weights of 18-26 tonne. Version II was launched in 2002, and version III in 2007.
The fourth ‘generation’ of the Actros (launched July 2011) was officially called “the New Actros”. The reason for this is that although there were several similarities between Actros 1, 2 and 3, the New Actros has no similarities with its predecessors except for the name.
For example, the cab is a complete redesign from the ground up, and the drive train now features a 6 cylinder engine using Common Rail Diesel Technology with X-Pulse. In versions 1-3 an engine with a PLD (German: Pumpe Leitung Duese) fuel delivery system was used.
The 2019 Actros features upgraded computing, interface, and AI. For the driver there are 2 new colour touchscreen displays behind the steering wheel which are compatible with both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and the side mirrors have been replaced with cameras. Importantly, the new model has the capacity to drive semi-automatically with a feature called Active Drive Assist.