The list of ‘firsts’ in safety and technology from Mercedes-Benz is far too long to list here but it’s safe to say that the company has always been at the forefront in these aspects. What they produce on their cars also quickly filters through to the truck division. And so it is with my recent drive of the latest Mercedes-Benz Actros with its level 2 automation – a first in Australia.
Drive down any suburban road in Australia and I’ll give you 10 to 1 on passing a Japanese truck.
Seven hundred and seventy. It’s a big number when we’re talking horsepower out of a truck diesel engine. In fact, it’s the biggest number in the road-trucking world at the moment and it belongs to Scania.