The new Antos.
A new class of heavy-duty distribution truck.
Never before in the history of Mercedes-Benz has a truck been geared so closely to the demands of distribution work from 18 t upwards. It doesn’t just define the new class by having a name of ist own though. The Antos sends out a very clear message visually speaking too – with a design that clearly identifies it as a member of the Mercedes-Benz truck family at the same time as reflecting its tremendous functionality and efficiency in every last little detail. The engineering aboard the new Antos makes equally impressive reading: from the front bumper to the end cross member, everything is designed for dealing with the rigours of the daily routine and getting the job well done. Solutions which help you to keep to deadlines and generate profits.
A new class of handling.
And when it comes to collaborating together with your bodybuilder, the Antos again shows its true class by showing itself to be highly cooperative: it allows the vehicle configuration to be optimised for your operations whatever the sector and whatever your requirements. The Antos quite simply makes heavy-duty distribution work easier and more efficient. The cabs have a standardised width of 2,300 mm, which is ideal for accommodating all sorts of different requirements where body length, payload, interior space and the driver’s overall view are concerned. On the inside, the ergonomic workstation has been tailored to the driver to allow simple, precise operation and handling. This is exemplified by the standard-specification Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated gearshift. This furthermore combines with the comprehensive line-up of responsive Euro VI engines delivering up to 375 kW as well as the applicationmatched transmissions and rear-axle ratios to help ensure economical and dynamic operation.
The newly developed and finely tuned chassis components give the truck particularly safe and solid handling characteristics, as well as making it feel remarkably pleasant to drive. Finally, a long list of assistance and safety systems are available to make the driver’s job easier while increasing safety at the same time.
A new class of efficiency.
This isn’t just thanks to the standard Euro VI engines for the Antos – fuel consumption is also kept low by the fuel-efficient auxiliary consumers and the streamlined aerodynamics. The high durability of all parts, the low repair and maintenance costs and the long service intervals of up to 120,000 km*) further contribute to the truck’s excellent economy.
The way the vehicle is designed for complete ease of body mounting and the exemplary integration of all body components also represents a whole new class of efficiency.
*) Depending on engine variant.
A new class of payload.
If you are looking for that little bit of extra payload or load space before reaching capacity, allow us to introduce the Antos Volumer and the Antos Loader: two real specialists that are simply built to carry more as standard. The new Antos Volumer: Huge transportation capacity, fuel-saving powertrain configurations, a high operating range and perfectly tailored to the intended application – the Antos Volumer shows how rigid trucks and tractor units should be built today to make high-volume haulage especially profitable. The new Antos Loader was specifically designed to meet the requirements of payload-sensitive sectors. For that reason, it is one of the lightest vehicles in heavy-duty distribution, regardless of whether you go for a rigid truck or a tractor unit. Quite simply, you can pack more onto the new Antos Loader. And that pays dividends. Every trip.