Right from the first encounter – and for many thousands of miles to come: the new Atego is a winner. Sharing the DNA of the larger models in the range, the new Atego continues the tradition of Mercedes-Benz quality. As the benchmark in light and medium duty distribution, the new Atego continues to offer a long design life and reliability second to none. Add to the mix a working environment for efficiency and comfort, and it is no wonder that resale values are exceptional.
To be the best in distribution, the driver has to come first. An ergonomically designed workplace meets the needs of the job – with a multifunction steering wheel, colour dash display and a host of storage compartments whichever of the four cabins is chosen. Easy access – many models having a single entry step – makes the new Atego ideal for urban and inter-urban distribution, and to aid cross cab access, the manual gearshift is now mounted on the dashboard. Even better than this, the new Atego now has a Mercedes PowerShift 3 automated transmission as standard, controlled via the right hand column stalk. Not only smoother and faster shifting, this is a winning feature on all fronts – less stress for the driver, lower wear on the vehicle, and lower fuel consumption.
Despite meeting the exacting requirements of Euro VI emission regulations,
the new Atego offers something for distribution that matters more than anything else – operational efficiency. Weight reduction measures to counteract the penalty of Euro VI, extended service intervals and an integrated vehicle check to monitor all major systems all lead to better efficiency in operation, although these are eclipsed by the jewel in the crown – the driveline. The new Euro VI 4- and 6-cylinder engines offer a fuel saving of up to 5% when combined with the standard Mercedes PowerShift 3 transmission, saving money whilst providing class leading driveability and comfort.
A choice of four cabs are specifically designed for the new Atego in distribution operation, The S-Cab ClassicSpace and S-Cab ClassicSpace with extended rear panel are characterised by easy access, compact exterior dimensions and excellent visibility. The standard roof height allows for easy access to tight locations, whilst providing an excellent working environment for distribution work. These cabs are also available with the option of a centre seat.
Where more space is required, the L-Cab ClassicSpace and L-Cab BigSpace cabs are available, providing one or two beds, increased storage space and the option of additional seating with the seat bunk combination. A crew cab is also available by special request.