2013-05 Mercedes-Benz Actros is "Green Truck 2013"

The Mercedes-Benz Actros 1851 GigaSpace is the greenest truck around, according to two of Germany’s leading commercial vehicle publications, 'Trucker' and 'VerkehrsRundschau'.

With fuel consumption almost a litre lower than that of the second-placed vehicle, coupled with reduced CO2 emissions, the Actros beat off competition to secure top spot in independent tests conducted along a standardised route.

Equipped with a cruise control system which recognises the topography of the route ahead and acts to deliver optimum fuel consumption, the 1851 was joined by two other variants of Actros in the top 10 of this environmental ranking.