"Mercedes Atego" - a powerful and reliable truck that will not let you down
Before the light began to go "MercedesAegis ", the Stuttgart concern produced rather modest and ascetic trucks Schwere Klasse, from the German it is translated as" heavy class. "Also the Germans produced Leichte Klasse (low-tonnage, and if translated literally - light), but in 1998 appeared" Mercedes Atego " and "Actros", and then, in 2001, and the third model - "Axor".
It should be noted that the German manufacturercreated really good trucks. "Mercedes Atego" is able to perform absolutely any construction, cargo and other commercial tasks. The weight category ranges from 6.5 to 16 tons. This is a solid performance, not all trucks can boast of such.
From the very beginning of production these carsstruck buyers a solid variety, regarding the equipment. "Mercedes Atego" is produced in eight different weight classes. This is 6.5 tons, by 7.49, also by 8 and by 9.5, by another 10.5 and 11.99. And the heaviest - at 13.5 and 16 tons. It is worth noting that the latter option is offered as an option.
Because trucks are perfectlya special kind of transport, which should carry a heavy load, the developers were forced to invent much more powerful engines. Power units must be matched to the weight of the truck. Initially, the machines were equipped with engines for 6 cylinders with a capacity of 170 liters. from. (maximum). A little later it was decided to improve these characteristics, and invented eight-cylinder engines at 231 and 279 liters. from. The most powerful at that time was a 326 horsepower motor. All these models were offered to potential buyers in two versions of the so-called wheel formulas - either 2x4 or 4x4.
Appearance and interior design
Trucks are, of course, far from sedansa representative class. And much from the design of the salon is not expected. More precisely, we are not used to doing this. However, Mercedes-Benz is a company that does everything qualitatively. Not for nothing because their slogan translates as "The best, or nothing." First, manufacturers offer buyers a choice of four variants of the driver's cab. It is determined depending on what is the purpose of the truck. This can be a standard version (S), enlarged by 18 centimeters, a long (L) and a long cabin with a high roof.
Now we should return to the point where everythingbegan, and say a few words about the interior. The seats are comfortable, besides the climate control system is installed, and, most importantly, there are very comfortable sleeping places. Comfort, spaciousness and comfort are all that is needed for long-distance freight traffic.
What can be said about the appearance of such aa truck like the Mercedes Atego? Photos of this car show us a powerful and quite attractive (for a vehicle of this type) "iron horse". Although it's a truck, the Mercedes does not look cumbersome. It looks pretty neat, and the front part is completely made in the traditional classical style.
Mercedes-Benz Atego is not only goodtruck, but also a fairly economical vehicle, the exhaust gases of which do not pollute the environment. In 2006, manufacturers were deeply puzzled by these issues and did their best to improve the economic and environmental performance of this model. By the way, one more thing, which you can not keep silent about - is manageability. Sitting behind the wheel of this truck is a complete pleasure. Managing it, you completely do not notice the mass of the car and generally forget that it is a cargo vehicle and carries far more than one ton of goods. Needless to say, Mercedes-Benz has been famous for its quality for many decades, so there is no reason to be surprised at this.