1100 litres of fuel per year saved, approx. three tonnes less CO2 – these are two essential basic parameters for a long-distance tractor unit truck with the second generation of the Mercedes-Benz OM 471 heavy-duty engine in the case of an annual mileage of 130,000km.
Four years after the revolutionary engine generation was introduced, now the next development step has been made – with it, the Mercedes-Benz Actros from Daimler Trucks has increased its efficiency lead even further. The engineers at Mercedes-Benz have managed to square the circle: fuel consumption has been reduced once again by up to 3%, and at the same time, with increased torque, driving dynamics have improved. The crowning glory of this model series is a new top output of 390 kW (530 hp) and 2600Nm torque. And last but not least, robustness has been improved further too. This means that the second generation of the OM 471 sets new standards in the heavy-duty engine sector for heavy commercial vehicles.