Mercedes-Benz Trucks Antos is the designation of a model series of the Daimler AG Mercedes-Benz Trucks division.
As from 2012, the Antos model series has replaced the Axor and the Actros in heavy-duty distribution work. Never before in the history of Mercedes-Benz Trucks has a truck been geared so closely to the demands of short-radius distribution work from 18 t upwards. It doesn’t just define the new class by having a name of its own, though. The Antos sends out a very clear message visually speaking too – with a design that clearly identifies it as a member of the Mercedes-Benz Trucks family at the same time as reflecting its tremendous functionality and efficiency in every last little detail. The list of technology aboard the new Antos makes equally impressive reading: from the front apron to the end cross member, everything is designed for dealing with the rigours of the daily routine and getting the job well done – solutions that help you meet your deadlines and ensure profitability. And when it comes to cooperation with your bodybuilder, the Antos again demonstrates its true class by showing itself to be a real team player: the vehicle configuration can be optimised for your operations, whatever the sector and whatever your requirements.
A new class of handling.
The Antos quite simply makes heavy-duty distribution work easier and more efficient. The cabs have a standardised width of 2300 mm, providing excellent conditions for accommodating all sorts of different requirements where body length, payload, interior space and the driver’s overall view are concerned. On the inside, the ergonomic workstation has been tailored to the driver to allow simple, precise operation and handling. A prime example of this: the standard Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated transmission. This combines with the comprehensive line-up of responsive Euro VI engines offering up to 460 kW output, as well as the application-oriented transmissions and rear-axle ratios, to help ensure economical and dynamic operation. The newly developed and finely-tuned chassis components give the truck particularly safe and solid handling characteristics, as well as making it feel remarkably pleasant to drive. And the extensive range of safety and assistance systems relieve the strain on the driver and enhance safety.
A new class of efficiency.
This isn't just thanks to the standard Euro VI engines for the Antos – fuel consumption is also kept low by the fuel-efficient auxiliary consumers and the streamlined aerodynamics. The high durability of all parts, the low repair and maintenance costs as well as the long service intervals of up to 120,000 km further contribute to the truck's excellent economy. Its consistently superstructure-friendly design and excellent integration of all body components set it apart, placing it in a new class in terms of its efficiency. And to ensure particularly economical transport operations in sectors where payload and volume are crucial, we have developed the Antos Loader and Antos Volumer model variants. You can also enhance organisational and logistical efficiency at the same time as optimising vehicle availability by choosing from our range of specially tailored services for the Antos, such as FleetBoard®.
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