Mercedes Benz launches latest long-distance lorry in Tanzania

Monday February 11 2019


By The Citizen Reporter @TheCitizenTZ

Dar es Salaam. The new Actros, a reliable and efficient lorry for long distance and distribution haulage, has been launched in Tanzania.

Speaking at the colorful occasion, the head of Sales and Customer Service of Mercedes Benz Trucks Africa, Mr Torsten Bauerheim, said: “The all new Mercedes- Benz Actros and Acros come with efficient in-line six-cylinder engines, new aerodynamic cabs and latest generation Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated transmission as standard with a wide portfolio of region-specific variants available.

He added: “ The all-new Actros is a reliable and robust lorry for construction and off-road applications, and they have both gone through extreme endurance testing of more than six million kilometres prior to market launch.

Managing director of authorised distributors of the Mercedes Benz, CFAO Motors Tanzania Ltd, Mr Marius Prinsloo said ‘the all-new Actros and Arocs offer a further enhanced level of reliability, efficiency and robustness to the Mercedes-Benz Truck offering.

Assembled at the world’s largest truck plant in Woerth, Germany, the trucks come in specifically developed variants for our market in Tanzania – designed and built to withstand the harshest operating conditions.

Tested extensively around the world, on both surfaced roads and in the most challenging terrain, these vehicles are a perfect platform for heavy-duty applications.

Testing included a total of more than six million kilometres of endurance runs performed by the Mercedes-Benz Trucks Testing Centre based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

He added: “The distinctive new cabs boast high material quality and perfect ergonomics while operation is easy and comfortable. Both Actros and Arocs impress with their highly sophisticated and reliable single source drive train.

New resilient, powerful and efficient engines are available in Euro III, IV and V emission norms, offering a wide range of power outputs from 240 kW (326 hp) up to 460 kW (625 hp). Combined with the latest generation of the Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated gearbox equipped as standard, the Actros and Arocs achieve highest levels of fuel-efficiency, contributing to the profitability of the fleet operators.

The all-new Actros is made for long-distance haulage as well as heavy-duty distribution haulage. It is available with up to 22 different cab variants and comes in steel or air-suspended versions.

For tough operations, the Actros is available with a heavy-duty 15.6l engine and the 16-speed Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated gearbox.’

“The impressive new Arocs is there for when exceptional robustness is required – be it on construction sites or away from surfaced roads. The extremely resilient Arocs can work under the toughest off-road conditions, far from any highway.

The Arocs is available as Chassis-, Mixer-, Tipper- and all-wheel-drive variants – from 4x2 to 8x8 configurations with Gross Combination Weights (GCW) of up to 250 tonnes.