Truck Design: New Mercedes-Benz Atego
The youngest member of the new Mercedes-Benz truck product family, the new Atego with Euro VI, enters the stage to continue its career as a current bestseller in the 6.5 to 16-tonne GVWR short-radius distribution segment. The new Atego incorporates an entirely new drive system and additional innovations in the chassis and cab.
In order to conform to the upcoming Euro VI emissions standard, the new Atego is available with four newly designed BlueTec 6 four-cylinder engines from the OM 934 model series with a displacement of 5.1-litres. The four-valve engines with two overhead camshafts featuring adjustable valve timing cover the performance range 115 kW (156 hp) to 170 kW (231 hp) in short-radius distribution.
As additional engine options there are three newly designed six-cylinder OM 936 engines with a performance range from 175 kW (238 hp) to 220 kW (299 hp) and 7.7-litre displacement. The high-torque Euro VI engines consume up to five per cent less fuel whilst in some cases benefiting from considerably longer maintenance intervals, which are determined using the new dynamic maintenance calculator. These engines conform to the upcoming emissions standard, using Common Rail technology and cooled exhaust gas recirculation as well as an exhaust box with an integrated SCR system and closed particulate filter.
As already familiar from the heavy-duty model series, the new Atego also boasts the FleetBoard EcoSupport concept to improve economy further.
The new Atego has been designed to fit neatly in to the parade of the new Actros, Antos and Arocs model series. By introducing the new Atego, Mercedes-Benz has now completed its new truck generation.