Mercedes-Benz Actros is the 2012 Truck of the Year image

The German based automaker Mercedes-Benz Trucks managed to win the 2012 Truck of the Year award with its new Actros, being the first vehicle in the segment to comply with the Euro VI emission standards.

Officially unveiled back in June 2011 in Brussels, the new Mercedes-Benz Actros, which recently won the 2012 Truck of the Year award, is using the company’s new OM 471 engine which is offering 7.6 percent lower fuel consumption than its predecessor. The 2012 Truck of the Year award was “handed over” to the Actros by a team of automotive journalists specialized in trucks.

“We are delighted to have received this prestigious award from the International Truck of the Year jury for our new Actros. This award has confirmed our belief that we have created a truly revolutionary vehicle and that all of the testing and development was well worth it”, said the President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz UK, Marcus Breitschwerdt.

Know not as the Actros 4 but as the New Actros, the vehicle has been launched in July 2011 by the manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Daimler AG. Mercedes-Benz says that the New Actros is using a six-cylinder inline engine with the Common Rail Diesel Technology with X-Pulse as opposed to the PLD system used previously.