It appears that after Duff, Mercedes may be the next manufacturer to take advantage of the EU’s facilities and offer its trucks with a larger cabin. One of the first prototypes was caught on camera recently, and although it was wearing camouflage, it is recognizable by several design features that are probably Actros. Foil cannot cover the distinctive features of the model, such as side windows with rounded corners and powerful, slightly protruding wheel arches.
Actros camouflaged images from Norway On a news website were born. As can be seen from the photo taken from one eye, not only the length of the cabin was increased, but the radiator grille and headlights were also modified. If that’s the case, it would be a more serious facelift than the one Mercedes performed on the Actros in 2018, when the digital rearview mirror was introduced.
This is certainly not a fuel cell version, as there is no head unit behind the cab. A diesel engine is supposed to drive the saddle, as there are no gas tanks on the side either. It is true that side skirts can hide anything, even compressed natural gas tanks, but Mercedes has already made it clear that after diesel, it is thinking ahead about battery technology and hydrogen-cell electric vehicles. By the way, the Mercedes-Benz Actros with a German license plate and a digital rearview mirror was photographed in Spain, which is not surprising, since the brand likes to take its trucks to the serpentine mountains in southern Spain for testing.
The Mercedes-Benz Actros was unveiled in 1996 at the IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hannover. The version of the model, which is currently produced in series, was introduced in 2013. Recently, the Actros received updated engines and second-generation digital rear-view mirrors.
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