Engine, transmissions, axles

Effective power transmission

We want the Actros to meet your performance expectations. That's why we've equipped it with virtually everything you need to make heavy-duty operations easier: From powerful V6 and V8 engines to application-based transmissions, gearshift systems and axles – as well as a host of technical details that pay for themselves on every construction site. The Actros boasts nine durable, high-performance BlueTEC® engines. Five 16-speed transmission systems with different ratios work in combination with application-based drive axles to ensure that power is transmitted to the wheels with virtually no loss. Gear changes are handled by the standard-specification Telligent® gearshift system, which includes a special construction mode for construction vehicles. The 12-speed Mercedes PowerShift off-road automatic transmission* is available as an option for enhanced ride comfort and economy.



* Available as an option for 6x4/8x4 tipper trucks and cement mixers.