With its unveiling at a world premier launch event in Germany, Mercedes-Benz has brought its new generation short-radius distribution truck Atego one step closer to its arrival in Ireland.
Slotting into the Mercedes-Benz range alongside its larger stablemates of Actros, Antos and soon to arrive Arocs, the Atego is viewed by Mercedes-Benz as the stand out member of its new truck generation.
Due to start production in the Summer, it is expected to fit comfortably within the 6.5 to 16 tonnes sector.
Powered by a choice of seven engines with manual and automatic transmission, its four BlueTec 6 four-cylinder engines cover the range 115 kW (156 hp) to 170 kW (231 hp). 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.