The Econic. Taking responsibility.

Towns are growing. As too are the demands placed on mobility, logistics, the environment and quality of life. Our answer to this is a commercial vehicle which is up to the challenge. It is powerful and efficient whilst also delivering the greatest possible safety for all road users. It delivers sustainable solutions to the growing emissions burden in urban areas and makes for optimum working conditions for driver and crew alike.

Econic Ergonomics and safety.

Ergonomics and safety.

Good work starts with a comfortable workplace. And that's exactly how the Econic has been designed – to provide perfect support to the driver. The low entry is a great example of this: simple entry, comfortable standing room in the cab interior and an inward-opening folding door which allows users to enter and exit the vehicle on the side of the road furthest from the traffic – all of which relieve strain on the driver during their daily work. What's more, an ergonomic seat, intuitively arranged instruments, a steering wheel with multifunction buttons and a clear dashboard all make for health-conscious working conditions.

Drive concept.

A low or a high cab. Four different axle variants and wheelbases ranging from 3450 to 5700 mm. The Econic is perfectly suited to the most varied of sectors and tasks. But it wouldn't be a Mercedes-Benz truck if it didn't go one step further in the case of specific requirements. Besides the high-quality vehicles manufactured as part of volume series production, complex bodies and individual solutions to suit your everyday tasks can also be obtained from Mercedes-Benz Custom Tailored Trucks (CTT): this might include anything from displacing a single component, right up to highly-complex axle modifications. Order a system built to the same standards as in series production but which completely fulfils your own criteria.

Econic Drive concept.
Econic Areas of application.

Areas of application.

A unique concept which was consistently developed for practical operations: the Econic is a modern, low-entry vehicle capable of tackling the tough challenges a truck must face. It makes work more efficient and is a step ahead of its time – be that for municipal applications, refuse collection and short-radius distribution or even a whole host of other operations.


The modern 6-cylinder diesel engines fitted to the Econic come with either a basic output of 200 kW (272 hp) at 2200 rpm and a maximum torque of 1200 Nm between 1200 and 1600 rpm, or with a top performance of 260 kW (354 hp) at 2200 rpm and a maximum torque of 1400 Nm in the nominal engine speed range between 1200 and 1600 rpm.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Tried-and-tested OM 936 engines with 7.7-litre displacement
  • Particulate emissions and nitrous oxides reduced to a minimum
  • Powerful premium engine brake for greater braking effect and reduced brake wear
Econic Engines.
Econic Cab.


The spacious cab offers great freedom of movement and uses a well thought-out design to provide the best working conditions possible.


Econic 1830

  • Power: 299 hp
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic
  • Drivetrain:4x2
  • Wheelbase:3.45/3.9/4.2/4.5/4.8/5.7 m
  • Cab: Low Cab and High Cab

Econic 1835

  • Power: 354 hp
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Wheelbase: 3.45/3.9/4.2/4.5/4.8/5.7 m
  • Cab: Low Cab and High Cab

Econic 2630

  • Power: 299 hp
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic
  • Drivetrain:6 x 4, 6 x 2/4 ENA, 6 x 2/4 VLA
  • Wheelbase:3.9/4.2/4.5/3.45/4.8 m
  • Cab: Low Cab and High Cab

Econic 2635

  • Power: 354 hp
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic
  • Drivetrain: 6 x 4, 6 x 2/4 ENA, 6 x 2/4 VLA
  • Wheelbase: 3.9/4.2/4.5/3.45/4.8 m
  • Cab: Low Cab and High Cab