Nasser Bin Khaled (NBK) Automobiles, the Authorised General Distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Qatar, is proud to launch the all-new Mercedes-Benz Actros and Arocs in Qatar. The two heavy-duty trucks were revealed in a special ceremony held at Losail International Circuit.
Boasting decades of experience, the Actros has become the most frequently sold truck in the region. As a newcomer to the market, the all-new Arocs offers an extended level of reliability and robustness for construction and off-road applications.
High reliability and low total cost of ownership coupled with impressive durability – these are the characteristics that traditionally define Mercedes-Benz trucks. It's what they are known for, and the reason they are so highly regarded and coveted across the globe. These characteristics are further enhanced in the new Mercedes-Benz Actros and Arocs model series. The Actros and Arocs impress with their highly sophisticated powertrain, comfortable cabs and a vast range of models tailored to individual markets.
Mercedes-Benz Actros for long-distance and distribution haulage: reliable and efficient
When developing the new Actros, the focus was primarily on designing a truck for transportation applications. Thanks to a broad product offering, it meets the needs of long-distance haulage as well as heavy-duty short-radius transport and distribution haulage. Highly efficient, reliable and durable, this truck boasts many benefits.
Mercedes-Benz Arocs for construction and off-road applications: reliable and robust
When exceptional robustness is required along with maximum load-bearing capability for use on construction sites or away from surfaced roads, then the new Arocs is the right choice. The extremely resilient Arocs can work under the toughest off-road conditions, far from any highway.
Mercedes-Benz is opening up a new chapter in the heavy-duty truck segment with this two all-new model series. Additionally, there are two new highly specialised heavy-haulage vehicles in the guise of the Actros SLT and the Arocs SLT, which complement the truck range.
Both the Actros and the Arocs are all-new and highly sophisticated developments – from top to toe, from the cab to the drive system, and from frame to chassis. Having proven themselves in real-world operation with many customers worldwide, for countless times, these reliable vehicles are endowed with practical experience. The Actros and Arocs are built for today – with components that make them future-proof for the unexpected tomorrow.
Distinctive new cabs with functional equipment and a comfortable interior
For the two model series, up to 22 different cabs can be derived from three lengths, two widths, six heights and three engine tunnel heights. They cover the complete range from short to long-distance haulage as well as off-road use.
An extremely robust structure and the full galvanisation of the sheet-metal panels ensure that the cabs are exceptionally strong and durable. The appointments inside are perfect from an ergonomic standpoint. While material quality and comfort are both high, operation is easy and comfortable. There is an impressive level of spaciousness, including plenty of stowage space for the driver's belongings.
Highly sophisticated and reliable drive train from single source
One key advantage which both the Actros and Arocs share, is a drivetrain from a single source. They also host new resilient and efficient 6-cylinder in-line engines in Euro III emission norm as standard for Qatar. The engines, transmissions and axles all bear the Mercedes star and are perfectly matched with each other.
Concealed beneath the cabs are heavy-duty 6-cylinder in-line engines with a displacement of 12.8 or 15.6 l. Their closely graduated outputs range from 265 kW (360 hp) to 425 kW (578 hp). All of the engines are durable, perform highly efficiently and accelerate impressively from low revs. On top of this come technical highlights such as full electronic control and, with the OM 473, the unique X-Pulse injection system with pressure boosting and the asymmetric turbocharger. The engines have consistently proven themselves in real-world operation: in standard, modified or regionally customised guise, having already clocked up billions of kilometres in North America, Europe and Asia.
Mercedes PowerShift 3:
Actros and Arocs models are fitted with Mercedes PowerShift 3 fully automated transmissions as standard for fast, correct and precise gear changes. A range of drive programs enables them to be adapted to individual requirements. Mercedes PowerShift 3 relieves the driver's workload – and therefore also helps to prevent errors. There are fully automated 12- and 16-speed transmissions as well as optional 16-speed manual transmissions.
New hypoid axles or exceptionally robust planetary hub reduction axles are fitted, depending on the usage profile of the Actros or Arocs. There is a choice of air or steel suspension. The individuality of the new truck generation is also highlighted by the available range of front axles in various weight variants.
A choice of two different all-wheel-drive systems means the Arocs can be adapted to suit different off-road conditions. The optionally available Turbo Retarder Clutch ensures smooth, wear-free starting, even when carrying heavy loads. It also operates as a powerful primary retarder. The Turbo Retarder Clutch is available exclusively for the Mercedes-Benz Actros and Arocs. The option for choosing disc or drum brakes, depending on the vehicle’s usage profile, leaves nothing to be desired.
Assistance systems support the driver and save lives
There are numerous assistance systems available for the Actros and Arocs: Proximity Control Assist, Lane Keeping Assist, Attention Assist, the list goes on and on. The crowning glory is the Active Brake Assist 4: this emergency braking system initiates maximum full-stop braking ahead of moving and stationary obstacles if necessary and can therefore save lives. It also warns the driver of any potential collision with pedestrians, triggering partial braking at the same time.
Specifically developed variants for the Middle East, withstanding the harshest operating conditions
The new Mercedes-Benz Actros and Arocs are a perfect platform for heavy-duty goods transport, adapted specifically to meet the needs of the particular region. This also extends to special-purpose developments specifically for the Middle East. These new flagship vehicles bearing the three-pointed star have been tested extensively all over the world, both on and off the road.
Vast range of Actros and Arocs Services
Mercedes-Benz offers a huge choice of services and servicing offers for the new Mercedes-Benz Actros and Arocs model series, ranging from tailor-made service contracts, extended warranty packages, the Mercedes-Benz inhouse telematic system FleetBoard® to Mercedes-Benz Genuine Accessories and Mercedes-Benz GenuineParts.
The service contracts offered are particularly noteworthy: fleets are guaranteed to be in top condition with regular maintenance. The benefits of this are improved fuel consumption, lower repair costs over the long term, maximum uptime and high value retention.
The service contract offer includes the following options:
BestMaintenance: covers the regular scheduled maintenance operations including the cost of parts, labour and lubricants.
SelectPlus: includes the BestMaintenance offer, plus post-warranty cost protection
Complete: includes the SelectPlus package, plus replacement of wearing parts
The service contract offer, combined with the Flexible Service System (FSS) ensures low servicing cost for the new Actros and Arocs and supports our customers with maximized uptime.
Extended Warranty packages:
The new Actros and Arocs are also available with Mercedes-Benz Extended Warranty packages, covering up to 5 years and 750,000 kms, ‘bumper-to-bumper’, included in the SelectPlus and Complete Service Contracts. With its comprehensive coverage, the Extended Warranty packages allow the operator to focus on his day-to-day business and avoid unforeseen expenses.
Nasser Bin Khaled Automobiles has built its success by establishing solid, longstanding relationships with its customers, and by offering a wide range of quality products. As a brand name, Nasser Bin Khaled Automobiles is deeply associated with a history of premium quality service and market leadership. Established in 1957, Nasser Bin Khaled Automobiles is Qatar’s exclusive distributor of three of the world’s most respected, iconic brands: Mercedes-Maybach, Mercedes-Benz and Mercedes-AMG.