Actros synchromesh transmission
Five different 16-speed transmissions, perfectly matched to the engine output, are available to manage the power. Their advantages include tremendous climbing ability and low manoeuvring speed.
The 12-speed Mercedes PowerShift offroad automated transmission is available as an option for enhanced ride comfort and economy. Thanks to its optimised shift strategy, smooth gear changes and short gearshift force interruptions it is easy on the drive system and brings noticeably more dynamism in difficult terrain. Optimum handling is ensured by additional programs and functions. Four reverse gears, two of which are high-ratio, are advantageous for driving long stretches in reverse, and for access in places with insufficient space to turn round.