Rossetts to launch New Actros at Goodwood Festival of Speed 22 June 2012

The New Actros premium heavy truck – the reigning International Truck of the Year – will get its debut at the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed, courtesy of local Mercedes-Benz dealer Rossetts Commercials.

The event, staged in the grounds of Lord March's stately home near Chichester, West Sussex, takes place from 28 June to 1 July, when priceless Mercedes-Benz racing cars from down the years will be among the star attractions.

Dominating the Rossetts stand will be three vehicles from the New Actros range – a pair of 6x2 tractor units with StreamSpace and GigaSpace cabs, and the UK's first New Actros rigid, a 26-tonne 2545 L ENA model in the colours of Arthur Spriggs & Sons, of Tewkesbury.

Anyone booking a New Actros test drive over the four days will be entered into a prize draw – fittingly, given the high-octane theme of the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the winner will also be treated to an AMG Driving Experience at the Mercedes-Benz World centre in Surrey.

Rossetts will also be presenting four Mercedes-Benz van models, including a zero-emission Vito E-Cell – the world's first battery-powered light commercial vehicle to be built on line at a mainstream production facility – and a natural gas-powered Sprinter NGT.

Meanwhile, with its 224hp V6 engine, 18-inch alloys and Brabus body styling, the Vito Sport-X is sure to appeal to many of the motorsport enthusiasts – while a Sprinter 4x4 completes the van line-up.

Brian Tinham

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