Described as “the ultimate in premium exclusivity”, the Actros1 has been designed for owner-drivers, although the manufacturer says the truck’s name means it could be the flagship in other fleets.
Based on the 6x2 chassis with top-spec GigaSpace cab, Actros1 comes in either a black or silver/black colour scheme.
Mercedes-Benz expects most of the 100 to be the 2563LS variant with 616bhp OM473 15.6-litre, six-cylinder engine, but points out that the 2553LS model with second-generation 12.8-litre OM471 with 523bhp output is also available as a fuel-efficient alternative.
As well as a Safety Pack with Active Brake Assist 4 and Proximity Control Assist systems, and a driver’s airbag, it comes with a high-performance engine brake and tyre pressure monitor. Fuel performace is boosted with Predictive Powertrain Control and Fleetboard telematics hardware.
The vehicle also comes with Uptime maintenance technology, which uses sensors to advise the allocated dealer of vehicle condition so parts can be ordered in advance.
Inside, the luxurious Style Line design is complemented by a leather-trimmed steering wheel and Comfort leather massage seats for driver and co-driver, an uprated multimedia entertainment system and a Premium Comfort mattress. Other features include automatic climate control, an electric sunroof and sunblind, a microwave and pull-out refrigerator, and rear overhead lockers.
Externally, the Actros1 has painted sideguards and catwalks, Alcoa Dura-Bright alloy wheels (wider than standard at the front) with painted hubs, and roof-mounted air horns. Bi-xenon headlamps, LED tail lights and an illuminated grille-mounted star complete the look.
“Actros1 brings together the very best Mercedes-Benz has to offer in terms of performance, comfort, safety, economy and maximised use, in a stunningly designed package which will make it the envy of every other driver on the road,” predicts Ben Grayson, marketing communications manager for Mercedes-Benz Trucks.
He adds: “Actros1 has been crafted from start to finish with the driver in mind and, with a maximum of 100 being built, demand is sure to be strong from discerning customers who desire the ultimate in premium exclusivity.”