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Mercedes-Benz stars on day one of Brisbane Truck Show

Mercedes-Benz has launched its new range of Actros rigid truck models at the 2017 edition of the Brisbane Truck Show.

Revealed in October last year, the new generation Actros trucks will now boast new rigid versions from 4x2 through to 8x4 models. Standard engine options will also include 8-litre and 11-litre units, with up to 350hp and 460hp respectively, while 13-litre and 16-litre engines are available for individual builds.

The launch of the Actros rigid range – as well as a new smart telematics system – rounded out an eventful first day for the Daimler brand, with the Actros also voted the ‘Best Heavy Duty Truck’ at the Brisbane Truck Show Awards, which took place overnight.

The new Mercedes-Benz model beat out other finalists, the Kenworth T610 and T610SAR and Iveco Eurocargo Euro 6, which was judged on a range of criterias from technical innovation, service/maintenance support to safety.

“It is a great honour for the Mercedes-Benz truck to be voted the Best Heavy Duty Truck by some of Australia’s most respected commercial vehicle journalists,” said Daniel Whitehead, Daimler Truck and Bus Managing Director. “The feedback from our customers around our new generation range has been exceptional, better than even we expected.”

The Mercedes-Benz Actros range is currently on display at Stand 88.

The Brisbane Truck Show runs through until this Sunday at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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