Mercedes-Benz Atego
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Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Assembly Aksaray, Turkey[1]
Wörth, Germany[2]
Virrey del Pino, Buenos Aires, Argentina[3]
Class Small
Related Mercedes-Benz Axor

The Mercedes-Benz Atego is a range of light rigid truck introduced by Mercedes-Benz in 1997.

Designated 970, it is available in weights of 7.5 to 16 metric tonnes (t) and is powered by a straight 4 or 6 cylinder engine. Originally all straight engined rigids by Mercedes were marketed as Atego but from the 2005 facelift Atego models over 18 t were renamed Mercedes-Benz Axor.


The company is conducting large-scale fleet tests with the Mercedes-Benz Atego BlueTec Hybrid delivery truck of 7.5 and 12 tons GVW, used to deliver mail in Germany [4]. The Atego Blutec Hybrid uses the Eaton developed Parallel Electric system, with the Fuller Automated Manual replaced by the Daimler G45 automated transmission. [5]

Race truck

Race truck versions of the trucks are called Mercedes-Benz Race Truck. Built by LARAG in the Eastern Switzerland canton of St. Gallen. The race trucks have competed in ADAC Truck Grand Prix and NRW Truck Cup.


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