kscarbel2 Posted September 27, 2016 Share Posted September 27, 2016 Daimler AG Press Release / September 21, 2016 BharatBenz 3723R: five-axle rigid truck from India Fuso TV-R: heavy-duty tractor unit for export markets from India Fuso FV Super Great V Spider: multi-function work machine from Japan Mercedes-Benz school bus: fully equipped bus for emerging economies from India Freightliner Inspiration Truck: autonomous truck from the USA Western Star WS 5700XE: truck dreams come true – from the USA Over half a million trucks and more than 28 000 buses and chassis units a year – Daimler delivers impressive proof of its position as the world's leading manufacturer of trucks and buses. With its brands Mercedes-Benz, BharatBenz, Freightliner, Fuso, Thomas Built Buses, Western Star and Setra, Daimler meets the wishes of freight and passenger transport operators on every continent. The successful strategy is based on three pillars: technology leadership, global presence and intelligent platforms. The result is a worldwide footprint accompanied by tailor-made regional offerings. Trucks and Buses for the World – this is the slogan under which Daimler will show a representative selection of its vehicles for every continent at the IAA. BharatBenz 3723R: five-axle rigid truck from India The Indian brand BharatBenz is an example of Daimler's global dynamism. Since the sales launch four years ago, well over 40 000 heavy-duty and medium-duty BharatBenz trucks have been supplied to customers. The young brand's trucks play an important role not just in India, but also in the development of many other growth markets. At the IAA, Daimler is presenting the BharatBenz 3723R, a five-axle rigid truck with platform body for a permissible gross vehicle weight of 37.0 t. The right-hand drive cab-over-engine truck is powered by major assemblies that are also very familiar in Europe. One example is the compact in-line six-cylinder Mercedes-Benz OM 906 engine with 6.4 l displacement and 175 kW (238 hp) output rating, the components of which are largely produced locally in India and assembled at DICV's Oragadam plant near Chennai. The engine is available in Euro III and Euro IV versions (for the Indian market) and in a Euro V version (for export variants). There is also the Mercedes-Benz G 131 nine-speed manual transmission. The chassis features parabolic springs on the front axles, while the driven axle comes with air suspension and the two other rear axles are equipped with semi-elliptic leaf springs. The almost 11.4 m long rigid truck can be used in modular fashion with a wide range of different swap bodies. The vehicle on display has a 28 foot or 8.4 m long platform body with dropsides almost one metre high. Fuso TV-R: heavy-duty tractor unit for export markets from India The Japanese brand Fuso is globally active and, producing over 150 000 vehicles a year, is a key pillar of Daimler Trucks. The range includes trucks and buses in all size and weight classes. In Western Europe, Fuso is known mainly for its Canter light-duty truck, which is made in Portugal. Fuso's heavy-duty trucks are also marketed in many parts of the world. The latest example is the Fuso TV-R, also known as the 4043 S, from DICV's Oragadam plant near Chennai. Kenya was the first market in which it was launched, in August 2016, and it is now gradually being introduced in further Fuso growth markets. The new three-axle tractor unit for long-distance haulage is designed for a gross combination weight of up to 100 t. The vehicle on show at the IAA is a left-hand drive model. Beneath its high-roof cab is the world's best-known in-line six-cylinder engine, the Mercedes-Benz OM 457, here in a 315 kW (428 hp), Euro V version. The power is transmitted to the two driven rear axles by the 12-speed Mercedes PowerShift transmission G 330. The muscular looks are enhanced by mighty wheels with size 12.00 R 24 tyres. These enable the Fuso TV-R to tackle challenging terrain as well. Fuso FV Super Great V Spider: multi-function work machine from Japan This is a mobile multi-function work machine of XXL format: the Fuso Super Great V Spider concept vehicle breaks the mould of conventional utility vehicles. Mounted behind the right-hand drive cab of the three-axle rigid truck from Japan are four arms equipped with different tools. These enable the Spider to drill, grab, chop and excavate as an extremely versatile construction vehicle. Four extendable support legs keep the truck horizontal during such work. The vehicle is powered by the Fuso 6R10 (T8) six-cylinder in-line engine with a 12.8 l displacement, an output of 338 kW (460 hp) and a plentiful torque of 2500 Nm. Experts will note that the engine is closely related to the European Mercedes-Benz OM 471 and the American Detroit DD 13. Appropriately configured, the fully automated Fuso Inomat II 12-speed transmission, too, is known elsewhere as the Mercedes PowerShift. Mercedes-Benz school bus: fully equipped bus for emerging economies from India The collaboration between Daimler Buses and bodybuilder Wright Bus in India is bearing further fruit: the launch with fully equipped touring coaches under the Mercedes-Benz brand is now followed by the appearance of a rugged school bus for emerging economies in the Middle East. It is available as a complete vehicle as an alternative to the chassis that have been offered to date. The 9.1 m long school bus is based on the Mercedes-Benz OF 917 RF C front-engined chassis with rugged truck technology. The 3.9 l four-cylinder engine produces 125 kW (170 hp) and is optionally available in either Euro III or Euro IV, depending on the market and regional requirements. The school bus comes with 17.5-inch wheels, parabolic springs on both axles and anti-lock braking system. The modern and pleasingly styled body with large destination indicator above the high windscreen is based on a lightweight aluminium frame. The functional interior of the left-hand drive school bus on view at the IAA offers accommodation for 35 passengers in individual seats with seat belts. The passenger compartment is enhanced by luggage shelves and an air conditioning system. Freightliner Inspiration Truck: autonomous truck from the USA It was the world's first self-driving truck with approval for use on the roads – and Daimler is now bringing it to Europe: the Freightliner Inspiration Truck represents a milestone in the history of the truck. The technology behind the Highway Pilot with radar system, stereo camera and tried-and-tested assistance systems is based on the Mercedes-Benz Future Truck and has been configured for use on American highways. The base vehicle for the Freightliner Inspiration Truck is the Freightliner Cascadia Evolution. The three-axle cab-behind-engine tractor unit impresses with such features as its aerodynamic shape and spacious sleeper behind the actual cab. Its equipment specification resembles more a one-room apartment than a sleeper compartment. The Cascadia Evolution has an integrated drivetrain. The long bonnet houses a Detroit DD 15 14.8 l six-cylinder in-line engine rated at 294 kW (400 hp). The fully automated Detroit DR 12-DA transmission, like the engine, is closely related to its European counterparts. The axles, too, originate from the modular system of Daimler's US subsidiary Detroit. Freightliner is the North American success story of Daimler Trucks. Thanks to Freightliner and the Western Star brand, Daimler achieved a share of around 39 percent of the North American market for heavy-duty trucks last year and thus defended its undisputed number one position. Western Star WS 5700XE: truck dreams come true – from the USA The mighty trucks of the US brand Western Star make the dream of the "American Way of Drive" a reality. As made clear by the muscular radiator grille and ample chrome trim, the Western Star 5700XE is a special truck even by North American standards. It unites impressive looks with high efficiency and the character of an indefatigable workhorse with the comfort of the spacious sleeper behind the cab. As impressive as the 5700XE looks, the walls of the sleeper consist of a lightweight honeycomb structure. Western Star is the brand for successful owner-operators, independent long-distance truckers, most of whom now opt for a Western Star with an integrated drivetrain from Daimler's Detroit subsidiary: engine, transmission and axle are from a single source and perfectly matched to each other. This applies to the 12.8 l DD 13 in-line six-cylinder engine rated at 257 kW to 371 kW (350 hp to 505 hp) or, alternatively, the 14.8 l DD 15 rated at 294 kW to 371 kW (400 hp to 505 hp) or the 15.6 l DD 16 rated at 368 kW to 441 kW (500 hp to 600 hp), the fully automated DT 12 12-speed transmission and the axles in 6x2 and 6x4 configurations. And it is no coincidence that many of the same components are similarly used in Daimler Trucks' European and Asian brands. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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