On Saturday, 4 July the talented team at Mercedes-Benz Trucks nailed their inaugural Live Drive event in a chilly Melbourne. The ground breaking concept showcased the innovations and improvement to their fresh to market Actros truck. Think a couple of guys chatting about a stylish and futuristic truck with an actual driver on a real route, in real time.

If you want to sit back and relax and watch the full 2 hour feed then CLICK HERE or you can read my takeouts about the new truck on the block below. SEE SHORT PROMO VIDEO HERE

To summarize the new Actros: I'd have to say its a safer, more fuel efficient, stylish and connected version of its award winning predecessors. Launched to the European market in 2018, the new and improved Actros hit our shores recenetly. And it's a beauty.

From external improvements like intelligent lights, a keyless start and a more aerodynamic body (think no mirrors) to an upgraded, extra spacious interior with blinged up multimedia cock pit (featuring a very clever instrument control panel, mobile steering column, ergonomic drivers seat with massage mode, lots of screens and smart device charging pad). This truck looks and feels more like a stylish car than a long haul truck.

And there's more, with new improvements to the already super safe breaking and safety systems, interactive telematics and predictive power train control. It showcases it all with driver and cost saving efficiencies , driver comfort, extra intelligence, aerodynamic efficiencies, innovations and safety. Wow you have to check it out.

Take a look at the promo video here and give David a ring on 0437 026 683 to test drive our first mirror less Mercedes!

  • Four Core Innovations
  • Mirrorcam - improved aerodynamics and increased visibility for driver
  • Active brake assist - improved safety for driver and other road users
  • Predictive power train control
  • Mulitmedia cock pit - iPhone charging doc, sound improvement, comfort, style, space and compact instrument cluster

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