Mercedes has revealed details of its new 2013 Atego, set to be unveiled at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show.
Following the introduction of its new Arocs, a heavy-duty construction vehicle, the new Atego will also use newly developed Euro VI engines to comply with next year’s strict legislation. The Atego is a ‘lightweight, short-radius distribution truck’ for the 6.5-tonne to 16-tonne segment, and will be available with seven different variants of the new Euro VI engine.
There are four different versions of a 5.1-litre, four-cylinder BlueTec6 engine, with power outputs ranging from 154bhp to 228bhp; there are also three newly designed versions of a 7.7-litre, six-cylinder engine, delivering 235bhp to 295bhp. Mercedes says the new engines are more fuel-efficient and benefit from longer service intervals.
Both engines come with the Mercedes PowerShift automatic transmission, available with either a six or eight-speed gearbox. A six- or nine speed manual alternative can be specified as an option.
The new Atego will come with Stability Control Assist as standard, as well as a two-stage engine brake and disc brakes on all axles when it goes on sale in May 2013. Buyers will also benefit from Mercedes’ CV Service Contract, which has frozen its prices for 2013.