"When I grow up, I want to be a Highway Hero!" This is still the dream of many boys and girls. That’s why this year’s calendar celebrates not only the proud parents who shoulder a great responsibility on the road every day. It is also devoted to their children, who already nurture dreams of getting behind the wheel. Photographer Martin Schöller has captured the emotions of these two generations in a stunning series of twelve authentic black and white images. It shows the irrepressible pride of the parents and the admiration of their children. It also portrays the fascination of Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles, which is defined by complete reliability – every day, every month, every generation. As in the previous year, the 2011 Commercial Vehicle Calendar is also available as a screensaver for your PC or MAC. Download the calendar by following the link in the link list.
The new Axor keeps you ahead of the competition. It has all the positive features with regard to payload, low fuel consumption and exemplary reliability that made its predecessor such a resounding success. And it also offers a wealth of new equipment features to make working even more pleasurable and efficient: from the new-look, distinctive radiator grille to the multifunction steering wheel and the new floor mats available as an ex-factory option – see for yourself.
Saving fuel the easy way - the new Axor up to 240 kW can, in conjunction with manual transmission, be fitted with the engine start/stop system if desired. The system switches off the engine if the truck has been standing for at least three seconds, the transmission is in the idling position and the clutch is not engaged. When the driver depresses the clutch, the engine starts again automatically. This not only reduces CO2 emissions harmful to the environment, but also saves up to 3% in fuel. And it doesn't stop there: in addition to the economic and ecological benefits, because the engine start/stop system automatically switches the engine off and on, it makes life easier for the driver, lessens noise pollution in inner cities and reduces exhaust gas emissions.
And because every drop of fuel is precious, we at Mercedes-Benz have put together a package of measures to increase economy and sustainability in equal measures: BlueTecEco. It contains vehicle technology that makes our trucks particularly efficient; as well as seminars, training and advice that will benefit both your bank balance and the environment.