New Euro VI Actros up against competitor trucks.
Which is the more economical in everyday haulage operations? Mercedes-Benz was determined to find out – and has sent the Actros out hundreds of times to different haulage companies to do battle in “Fuel Duels” against the competition. Since 2011 it has had its own entry in the Guinness Book of Records for all to see: the time-proven Actros Euro V is the most fuel-efficient series-production truck in the world. And the new Euro VI-version Actros goes even further than that, using up to 5 percent less diesel than the preceding series. But can the new Actros confirm these figures in ordinary, everyday use? Drivers and haulage companies have been able to find out for themselves in the Fuel Duel initiative.
In each case, Mercedes-Benz provided an Actros Euro VI for them to use for two to three weeks. The promise was that it would beat the most economical competitor truck in their fleet in a “duel”.