21 November 2020 22:14
A real home instead of a work machine: the new Actros Edition 2
Vehicle & Technology
Ladies and gentlemen, the Edition 2! Truck fans will be thrilled by the new premium Actros with added "wow" factor.
Apparently there are people for whom a truck isn't just a vehicle, but also a home. And they're all waiting with bated breath... for the Actros Edition 2. The new special model is limited to 400 units but that's not the only thing that makes it an exclusive vehicle.
So what is that gives the premium Actros that added "wow" effect? We'll start in the cab. This is where you can tell whether a truck has what it takes to become a home. So climb aboard and check out those door handles! Like the dashboard, they're also covered with nappa leather. Various interior parts come in carbon-fibre look. And look up at the roof hatch with its ambient lighting!
Polished aluminium, black all-round curtain.
The new start screen in the primary display of the multimedia cockpit and the Edition logo in polished and brushed aluminium on the co-driver's side are especially eye-catching. The upper bed is 900 millimetres wide. In front of it, the curtain with Mercedes star ensures privacy. The same is also true of the all-round curtain, which is in almond beige on the inside and black on the outside.
Speaking of the outside: here the star pattern decal on the side wall is a further eye-catching feature of the special model. Its name is revealed by the "Edition 2" lettering on the painted sun visor. Other exterior features include the Actros lettering on the upper section of the cab rear wall, not to mention four additional LED headlamps in the sun visor and three LED work lamps behind the cab.
A truck which makes a mark!
The interior is accessed via the stainless steel entry steps. Even the rear axle caps and pots are made of stainless steel, plus there are also protective caps over the wheel nuts. And let's not forget the illuminated Mercedes star with black trim, the decorative grille applications in dark chrome and a darkened headlamp surround.
In all, 40 items of special equipment ensure that once you've laid eyes on the Edition 2, you'll never forget it! The special model can be ordered from January 2021 for all two and three-axle vehicles of the latest Actros generation with GigaSpace and BigSpace cabs. The driver's cab can be painted in the company colours, but the front of the vehicle is always painted in moonstone grey metallic.
Safety is also a crucial issue.
The Edition 2 is more than just looks and luxury: Mercedes-Benz Trucks is also using it to bring them closer to their aim of making road traffic as accident-free as possible thanks to a range of active safety assistance systems. More specifically, these systems are Emergency Brake Assist Active Brake Assist 5, Active Drive Assist for partially automated driving, the standard MirrorCam and the ex works Sideguard Assist with pedestrian and cyclist detection. Added to this is the further developed Predictive Powertrain Control.
Photos and videos: Daimler Truck AG