Mercedes-Benz has confirmed that they will begin taking orders in June for their New Generation Atego, short-radius distribution truck which premiers in Germany on March 13th.

Positioned within the 6.5 to 16 tonnes segment, the Atego slots into the Mercedes-Benz range alongside its larger stablemates Actros and the soon-to-arrive Antos and Arocs.

Mercedes-Benz views the Atego as the stand out member of its new truck generation. Expected to set a benchmark in its sector, it is powered by a choice of seven engines with manual and automatic transmission. Four BlueTec 6 four-cylinder engines cover the range 115 kW (156 hp) to 170 kW (231 hp) while three newly-designed six-cylinder engines cover the higher 175 kW (238 hp) to 220 kW (299 hp) range, all delivering up to 5 percent less fuel consumption.

Features include Stability Control Assist as standard and a new high performance braking system designed to ensure maximum driver safety.

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