Double success for Mercedes-Benz at international awards28 November 2011

Mercedes-Benz has won the title of International Truck of the Year 2012 with the Actros, becoming the first manufacturer in nearly two decades to win the award in consecutive years – the company having triumphed with the Atego Hybrid 12 months ago.

Polling a total of 161 points, the Mercedes-Benz New Actros finished 67 points ahead of the runner-up, while the third-placed contestant followed with 50 points.

UK jury member Brian Weatherley comments: "The New Actros sets the benchmark for top weight tractor units in Europe with its stylish aerodynamic cabs, excellent ride, handling and driver comfort. The availability of Euro 6 engines also underpins Mercedes-Benz' commitment to reducing emissions without compromising fuel economy."

Marcus Breitschwerdt, president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz UK reveals: "We are delighted to have received this prestigious award from the International Truck of the Year jury for our New Actros.

"This award has confirmed our belief that we have created a truly revolutionary vehicle and that all of the testing and development was well worth it."

John Challen

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