Available from April 2024 and set to go into production by December 2024, Mercedes Actros L has been enhanced with the new ProCabin, a different cabin option for ICE trucks clearly inspired by the eActros 600 electric truck. The ProCabin concept has 80 mm longer front end and further aerodynamic measures, bringing about fuel savings of up to three percent.

From the pre-spoiler on the roof in front of the actual roof spoiler, to the A-pillar deflector panels around the side windows and the large, flat front-end flap of the cab to the optimized bumper with minimal air inlet openings for cooling and its new underbody paneling. The airstream thus meets an aerodynamically favorable front extended by 80 mm and continues to be guided around the vehicle as optimally as possible.

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Mercedes Actros L with ProCabin: some key details

This is ensured by a streamlined entrance, improved wheel-arch trim and optimized side trim. There are virtually no gaps or spaces left in favor of an optimized airflow. Extended side deflectors have been designed like sails to ensure a good transition between the semitrailer truck and the attached semitrailer. The use of various seals to decouple the engine compartment from external airflow rounds off the aerodynamic concept. All in all, this results in fuel savings of up to three percent in the new Actros L.

Furthermore, all lighting in and around the vehicle also feature LED technology. This applies to the main headlamps and turn signal lights as well as the side and tail lights. Matrix LED headlamps are also available as an option for maximum lighting performance.

In the interior, ProCabin, available in three variants – Stream, Big, or Giga Space – offers numerous comfort features such as optimized seat heating, new premium flat-woven seat covers, or bunks with full slatted frames and a new, thick premium mattress. The extended range of functions of the switch panels on the bunks as well as the ambient lighting and the additional gooseneck LED reading lamps are also new.

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Increased engine efficiency

In addition to the aerodynamic optimization measures, Mercedes-Benz Trucks further increases the efficiency of the new Actros L in combination with the third generation of the 12.8-liter OM 471 diesel engine. The OM 471, available alongside proven OM 470 and OM 473 diesel engines, is consistently designed to reduce Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) without compromising on performance, driving dynamics, or comfort in terms of fuel-efficient driving, reduced CO2 emissions, lower operating costs, and higher returns.

“We always aim to provide our customers with the best vehicle solutions for all drive technologies. The traditional diesel-powered truck will also continue to be indispensable in the various regions of the world for some time to come. With the new Actros L, we have further optimized our tried and tested flagship in many aspects. This is already reflected in the revolutionary cab design”, stated Rainer Müller-Finkeldei, Head of Development at Mercedes-Benz Trucks.


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