The new Mercedes-Benz Actros is at the starting line: The third generation of the Mercedes-Benz vehicle family has been further improved with a lot of individual measures relating to economy, comfort, safety and design. As a first in this market segment, the fully automated Mercedes PowerShift transmission is now standard equipment. This further underlines the leadership claim of the Actros, which has become the industry trendsetter since its launch in 1996 and is now the most successful heavy truck model with sales of 550,000 vehicles in more than 100 countries. The new Mercedes-Benz Actros can be ordered from January 28, 2008.