Mercedes-Benz Trucks Actros, Antos and Arocs bacame even more economical

June 21, 2015 at 13:34

On trucks Mercedes-Benz family of Actros, Antos and Arocs can now install the predictive management of the power plant PPC (Predictive Powertrain Control). This system reduces fuel consumption even further by 5%. PPC installation on the car takes just 2.5 hours, and the price issue in Germany – 1500 euros.

Mercedes-Benz Actros picture

Mercedes-Benz Actros pics

Using GPS cruise control, PPC system not only regulates the vehicle speed. When using 3D-maps (and it covers 95% of all roads in Western Europe – almost 300 thousand km), the system adjusts the operation of the power plant of the tractor under the particular topography of the terrain (slopes, lifts). The main actor here is the automatic transmission PowerShift 3, which is now part of the standard equipment of all Mercedes-Benz trucks heavy class.

Mercedes-Benz Actros pics

Mercedes-Benz Actros image

Recall that the system PPC (Predictive Powertrain Control is installed in the flagship truck Mercedes-Benz Actros permanent link in August 2012. Since then, its advantages in improving efficiency appreciated by many – 64% of all sold in Western Europe, the main Actros truck equipped with electronic data “assistant “.

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