Mercedes Actros Trucks for Sale (185)

One of the most popular heavy trucks in the UK, the Mercedes Actros has been with us since 1996 when Mercedes-Benz stepped away from the old model numbering convention to giving their truck proper brand names.

True, the Actros replaced the SK (Schwere Klasse – or Heavy Class) models that were in production until 1998 – but we only knew these trucks as the 1835.

As Mercedes’ top truck, the Actros was originally designed for long distance transport – especially as a tractor unit in the UK.

Used Mercedes Actros Trucks

In the UK, buyers of new trucks typically bought the Actros to use as a tractor unit. The numbers available in the used truck market therefore reflect this.

However there will be an increasing number of Actros rigid trucks coming onto the market as Mercedes dropped the Axor then also dropped its replacement, the Antos, preferring to use the Actros brand from 18 tonnes GVW right up to the SLT heavy haulage version whose design weight can be as high as 250 tonnes.

Whilst the tractor unit is the most popular format for the Actros, the most popular model variant is the 2545 which is streets ahead of all other power outputs.  If you are looking for an Actros, you may find the best value in this model variant as they are so abundant.

Used Mercedes Actros Truck for SaleTypical Used Mercedes Actros Truck for Sale - Here a 2545 Euro 6 tractor unit 6x2 Mid lift
Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Variant
Actros 2551
Year
2013
Euro level
Euro 5
Region
West Midlands
Location
2013 Mercedes Actros 2551 6×2 Midlift Bigspace Tractor Unit 12 Speed Powershift Gearbox Retarder Twin Bunk Radio/Stereo Excellent Condition We can organise shipping to any worldwide destination – Contact for...
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2013 Mercedes Actros 2551 6×2 Midlift Tractor Unit – Sleeper Cab
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Body
Grab Loader
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Variant
Actros 3236
Year
2008
Euro level
Euro 5
Crane
Rear Mounted
Region
South East
Location
2008 Mercedes Actros 3236 Tipper Grab Charlton Steel Body With Palfinger Epsilon E120L Crane With Grab Bucket Side Lockers Spring Suspension Reverse Camera Day Cab 16 Speed Manual Gearbox Rear...
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2008 Mercedes Actros 3236 Tipper Grab
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Variant
Actros 2545
Year
2015
Region
Yorkshire
Location
For Auction at the Euro Auctions sale Leeds – 16th, 17th, 18th & 19th June 2021. This item will go under the hammer on 2021-06-16. 2015 Mercedes ACTROS 2545 6×2...
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For Auction: 2015 Mercedes ACTROS 2545 For Auction: Leeds – 16th, 17th, 18th & 19th June 2021 – Leeds – 2021-06-16
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Variant
Actros 2548
Year
2017
Region
East Midlands
Location
Mercedes Actros Big Space High Roof  Sleeper Cab, Mercedes 480Bhp Turbo Air to Air Charge Cooled Euro 6 Engine c/w Ad-Blue System, Mercedes Power Shift ‘3’ 12 Speed Telligent Semi...
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MERCEDES ACTROS 2548 *EURO 6* BIGSPACE 6X2 TRACTOR UNIT 2017 SV67 KBZ
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Variant
Actros 2545
Year
2012
Euro level
Euro 5
Region
West Midlands
Location
2012 Mercedes Actros 2545 6×2 Midlift Bigspace Tractor Unit 12 Speed Powershift Gearbox Retarder Single Bunk Radio/Stereo Excellent Condition We can organise shipping to any worldwide destination – Contact for...
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2012 Mercedes Actros 2545 6×2 Midlift Tractor Unit – Sleeper Cab
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Body
Box
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Variant
Actros 1824
Year
2018
Euro level
Euro 6
Region
East Midlands
Location
– ** Just Arrived – Awaiting Pre-Sales Preparation** – Actros 1824L 18t 4×2 30ft GRP Box – Dhollandia Tuck Away Tail Lift – Build by Micra Truck Bodies – L-Cab...
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Variant
Actros 1840
Year
2014
Euro level
Euro 6
Region
Yorkshire
Location
For Auction at Protruck, Belton, Doncaster on 2021-06-22 Lot No: 583 4×2 – Unit – **NON – RUNNER** .VAT on Hammer: Y. KX64WOB
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2014 MERCEDES-BENZ ACTROS 1840 EURO 6 – 10677cc For Auction at Belton on 2021-06-22 at 09:00
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Variant
Actros 3355
Year
2008
Euro level
Euro 4
Region
West Midlands
Location
2008 Mercedes Actros 3355 V8 6×4 Long Distance Sleeper Cab Tractor Unit Springs Suspension on Hub Reduction Axles 16 Speed Manual Gearbox Radio/Stereo Excellent Condition We can organise shipping to...
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2008 Mercedes Actros 3355 6×4 Double Drive Tractor Unit – Sleeper Cab
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Variant
Actros 2546
Year
2009
Region
Northern Ireland
Location
2009 Mercedes-Benz Actros 2546 6×2 MP3 Tractor Unit Full Wind Kit Twin Bunks V6 Engine G281-12 Gearbox Sliding Fifth Wheel 1113278 KMS Brand New Engine By Mercedes At 500000 KMS...
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2009 Mercedes-Benz Actros 2546 6×2 MP3 Tractor Unit
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Body
Tractor Unit - Standard
Make
Mercedes
Model
Actros
Variant
Actros 2546
Year
2009
Region
Northern Ireland
Location
2009 Mercedes-Benz Actros 2546 6×2 MP3 Tractor Unit Full Wind Kit Twin Bunks V6 Engine G281-12 Gearbox Sliding Fifth Wheel 1211016 KMS Brand New Engine Fitted By Mercedes At 500000...
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2009 Mercedes-Benz Actros 2546 6×2 MP3 Tractor Unit
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More Mercedes Actros Trucks Info

1996 – Launch of the Actros 1 at Euro 1

After launch, the first versions were not well received and there was a view that the quality was not the usual Mercedes-Benz standard. The Actros was the first truck to get a name, followed by Mercedes’ light truck, the Atego and the Econic and the Axor arriving in 2001.

Fitted with a 12-litre V6 engine with power up to 480 and the OM502 V8 which took the top power Actros to more than 650hp.

The choice of cabs was wide, prior to the launch of the smaller Axor that bridged the gap between the Actros and the Atego.  Available as a day cab, the S-cab also had a construction version, (to be replaced by the Arocs much later on). The ‘M’ cab was for local distribution, although the accommodation was less roomy than the larger ‘L’ and later ‘LH’ MegaSpace cab with its high roof.

2002 – Actros Version 2 launched

The Euro 3 truck had some visual changes to the outside of the cab with additional streamlining and the inclusion of some new headlights. However, you would have to look closely to tell the MP2 version apart from the older sibling the MP1.

Euro 4 Actros tractor unit on the road
Euro 4 Actros tractor unit on the road

2007 – Actros Version 3 launched for Euro 4

By the time that the third version was launched, Mercedes-Benz had sold more than 550,000 Actros trucks worldwide.

Mercedes claimed that there were 37 major changes to the third version launched in 2007.  The automated ‘Powershift’ gearbox became standard equipment – the first time this was seen for any European truck manufacturer.

Economic Engines

The MP3 Actros was powered by Mercedes ‘BlueTec’ engines with power outputs from the compact V6 engines starting at 320 going right up to 480hp and the mighty Mercedes V8 with outputs of 510 to 600hp. These engines met the Euro 4 standards at launch, but greener operators could also buy the Euro 5 versions of the trucks a whole two years early.  There were no financial incentives in the UK for operators to buy Euro 5 trucks early ahead of the 2009 deadline, so you won’t see many 2007 (57) reg Mercedes Actros at Euro 5 in right hand drive in the UK.

Mercedes’ boast at the time was that these BlueTec Euro 4 were 3% better on fuel economy than the outgoing Euro 3 trucks. Not only this, as a swipe against fellow German manufacturer, MAN, they claimed that fuel economy was up to 7% better than those using exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) systems (MAN & Scania) as opposed the the SCR system used by Mercedes-Benz.

Optional Extras

The MP3 Actros was available with two levels of ‘economy packs’ – the basic and the classic.  The basic included, automatic cut outs and adjustable air deflectors, whilst the classic included a retarder, (not very handy in the relatively flat UK).

Following the same ‘package’ principle, the Actros MP3 also offered three ‘comfort’ packs, basic, classic and top.  These range from getting a blind, sunroof and speakers in the basic through leather steering wheel and sun blinds on the classic to a fridge, climate control and – wait for it – an illuminated three pointed star on the front grille!

On a more serious note, the MP3 was the first production truck to receive active brake assist as an option – it will slow the truck down – even slamming the brakes on if the truck gets too close to the vehicle in front.

More safety tech such as lane assist, stability control, roll control were all available in this brand new truck.  Mercedes were certainly leading from the front regarding safety systems.  It helps to share the passenger car multi million Euro R&D budget, no doubt. Read the full information about the third generation Actros published at launch time here.

2011 – New Actros launched for Euro 6

It’s horrible to see businesses struggling along for R&D investment. Take Mercedes, for example. A paltry one billion Euros to develop the Euro 6 Actros revealed as early as 2011 for a launch in 2012.  You won’t see too many of these trucks on the used market registered much before 2014, however, as UK truck operators were not falling over themselves to invest in Euro 6 trucks early, unlike in Germany where Government incentives were being offered.

With a further one billion Euros invested in manufacturing facilities, the beautiful new generation Actros looked like a favourite to continue with the Actros success – already more than 700,000 of them sold worldwide by 2011.

Not just good looks

In automotive design terms, if something looks right, it usually is.  Thanks to plenty of wind tunnel work, the fuel consumption for the Actros was better by 3-4% comparing the new, Euro 6 model to the previous Euro 5 model.  Pitch the new Euro 5 vs the old one and savings of 7% were possible!

Using EGR and SCR with a new injection system to achieve these levels, the systems have already been available elsewhere on Daimler trucks for some while.

Launched in the midst of a credit crunch crisis – this new truck had the benefit of 20% longer service intervals -now as much as 150,000kms with savings of up to 6%.

The Actros at launch was available 421 to 510hp and – cleverly for Mercedes – was available either at Euro 5 or Euro 6.

2014 – The Actros SLT Launched

Mercedes Actros SLT Heavy Haulage Tractor Unit
Mercedes-Benz Actros 4163 SLT Heavy Haulage Tractor Unit

The start of 2014 saw the launch of the heavy haulage version of the Actros – the Actros SLT.  These top-end Euro 6 trucks have a huge gross train weight (GTW) potential of up to 250 tonnes.

Available in many configurations – operators can choose from a 6×4 or 8×4 tractor unit with air suspension and an adjustable fifth wheel or two heavy duty couplings.  If an operator opts for steel springs then the axle configuration choice extends further to an 8×6, a 6×6 or even an 8×8!

There is a choice of the full-width Actros cab at 2.5 metres wide or the narrower Streamspace cab at 2.3 metres.  The rear of the cab is loaded with the cooling and air tank equipment, as the chassis is usually full of axles, wheels and tyres.

Not content with making just a top end heavy haulage Actros, Mercedes have also produced a semi-heavy version which will cope with up to 120 tonnes GTW.  This comes with no retarder or extra cooling system.

Actros SLT Power

Fitted with the Mercedes 15 litre OM473 in-line 6 cylinder, the power ratings start at 517hp and rise to 625hp using a turbo compounding system linked to the 16-speed Powershift3 automated gearbox – Mercedes are the only manufacturer that do not fit a manual gearbox to their heavy haulage tractors.  Special programming for a ‘heavy’ mode means that the gearbox has been specifically designed to carry out the heavy haulage tasks.

Mercedes OM 471 engine 2015 Launch Actros
Mercedes OM 471 engine 2015 Launch Actros

2015 – Actros gets new OM471 Engine

A revised set up sees the Mercedes 6 cylinder in-line engine available with three percent fuel savings and top power from 420hp up to 530hp.  With twin overhead camshafts in the 12.8 litre engine and Mercedes’ X-Pulse common rail injection system where maximum rail pressure has been increased from 900 to 1160 bar, resulting in a maximum injection pressure of 2700 bar.

According to Mercedes, since 2011, following the introduction of the Euro 6 Actros, the Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) cruise control system and the new engine generation, average consumption has dropped by up to 13 percent compared to the predecessor Actros model.

2018 – The Actros is Relaunched

Mercedes Actros 2019 Model
Mercedes-Benz Actros 1863 LS 4×2

No huge changes to the exterior of the Actros – evolution, not revolution this time, the largest difference is the removal of external mirrors and replacing them with mirror cameras as standard.

The differences were primarily under the skin.  Fuel savings of some 5% have been quoted by Mercedes – mainly due to some aerodynamics but also the predictive powertrain control and new axle ratios.

Safety and autonomous driving featured strongly in the 2018 model – plus some new, large screens in the cab plus other internal upgrades to make the driver’s life easier.

Latest Mercedes Actros Trucks News

Vlogger Gets New Top Mercedes Actros Edition 1

It certainly pays to be a vlogger – at least it appears to have done for ‘Trucker Jenko’ who posts videos about trucking and his truck on YouTube. Who can say if his relative fame led to him being chosen as the driver to look after the company’s flagship – but he’s certainly talking about it now. With more than 1.8 million video views, and he can’t stop talking about his exclusive new tractor unit. Actros Edition 1 driver Martyn Jenkins launched his ‘Trucker Jenko’ YouTube channel in 2018 and now has nearly 13,000 subscribers The top-of-the-range model was supplied…

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Fleet Average up 1.5 MPG After Mercedes Telematics Installation

One year on from Wren Kitchens’ decision to install Fleetboard in all 100 of its trucks, the Daimler-owned telematics system has served up an impressive improvement in fuel efficiency. Wren Kitchens’ National Transport Compliance Manager David Cooper has seen a 1.5 mpg increase across his fleet thanks to Fleetboard The UK’s number one specialist retailer, which delivers more than 2,000 kitchens every week, has seen average returns shoot up by 1.5 mpg across a fleet that extends from 7.5-tonne rigids to 44-tonne tractor and semi-trailer combinations. The majority are by Mercedes-Benz. The Yorkshire- and Lincolnshire-based company’s National Transport Compliance Manager…

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Solid Mercedes Tractor Units Lead to Rigid Truck Purchase

Exeter-based Parsons Nationwide Distribution have always been impressed with their Mercedes Actros tractor units but preferred to go for a Swedish manufacturer for their rigid trucks.  That’s all changed as the company has just commissioned its first rigid truck bearing the three-pointed star. Purchased from City West Commercials, the 26-tonne Actros came with MirrorCam, Active Brake Assist 5, enhanced Predictive Powertrain Control and the optionally upgraded Multimedia Cockpit, interactive. The 2540 L model has a 2.3m-wide StreamSpace cab and a 10.7-litre in-line six-cylinder engine that produces 394 hp. Its reinforced curtainside body is by TWR Commercial Bodybuilders, of Cullompton, which…

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Back to Actros for T4

A brief experience with trucks by another manufacturer was all it took to convince T4 Logistics that it was better off sticking with Mercedes Actros trucks. The Cardiff-based operator’s latest four Actros arrived via South Wales Dealer Euro Commercials. Acquired with funding support from Mercedes-Benz Finance, they have flat-floored BigSpace cabs and, as 2548 variants, are powered by 12.8-litre ‘straight six’ engines with 350 kW (476 hp) outputs. "For our latest order we therefore had no hesitation in returning ‘home’ to Euro Commercials " Don’t Flirt! The Actros dominates T4 Logistics’ line-up of 22 tractors, which includes vehicles previously operated…

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More Mercedes Trucks for Solus Fleet

With 149 out of their total of 150 trucks wearing the three-pointed star, it’s clear that the Bartrum  Group are fans of the Mercedes brand. This relationship with Mercedes dealer, Orwell Truck & Van, has been underlined through the addition of twenty new Actros tractor units that join eleven that arrived late last year. All 31 trucks were specified with the optional, interactive version of Mercedes-Benz Trucks’ twin-screen Multimedia Cockpit. Future Proof Technology These major investments in new equipment reflect the strong position in which the family-owned haulier is emerging from the pandemic, and its determination to “future-proof” its fleet.…

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Most Popular Mercedes Actros Model Variants

Mercedes Actros 2545 Trucks (70)

The Actros 2545 is the most common model variant of all trucks advertised for sale at Truckpages.

The 44-tonne Euro 6 trucks for sale at Truckpages are typically from the years around 2015 to 2016.

All 2545 Actros trucks have 6x2 axle configurations and are fitted with the 450HP Mercedes engine and often with the Mercedes Powershift transmissions.

All types of cabs are available - ClassicSpace, StreamSpace, BigSpace and GigaSpace.
Used Mercedes Actros 2545

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Mercedes Actros 1824 Trucks (16)

These 1824 Actros trucks are the workhorses of the range. 18 tonne rigids at Euro 6 (after 2013) are used mainly for local distribution.

The Actros took over from the discontinued Antos brand at the 18-tonne weight range around 2015/16 so if you are looking for a slightly older model, you should consider the Antos (from 2013 to 2015/6).

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Mercedes Actros 2543 Trucks (10)

Used Mercedes Actros 2543
The Actros 2543 is the workhorse of the range.  This is the tractor unit you will buy for hauling containers, general transport and logistics.

Neither over- nor under-powered, the 430hp is plenty for the job - although perhaps not enough to tempt the owner driver used truck market?  They may be heading for the 480hp 2548 or 510hp 2551 version to help them feel contented behind the wheel.

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Mercedes Actros 2548 Trucks (9)

The Actros 2548 is a great set up for a tractor unit with 480HP of Euro 6 power on tap and Powershift gearboxes too.

Choose from StreamSpace, BigSpace, MegaSpace or GigaSpace cabs.  Post 2018 models come with the MirrorCam technology that replaces the rear view mirrors.
Used Mercedes Actros 2548
Not as common as the lesser-powered Actros 2545, examples can be found from 2016 onwards, whereas the more common 450hp model stared from launch of the current model range back in 2012.

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Mercedes Actros 2551 Trucks (8)

Available from launch - even as Euro 5 versions - the 2551 was the top power Mercedes Actros at the time.  This has since been eclipsed by the 2553 with 530hp and the 630hp range topper 2563.

In the UK, the Actros 2551 is primarily a 6x2 tractor unit - now mainly available at Euro 6 with a more than ample 510hp available.
Used Actros 2551 Trucks
You will find models with the StreamSpace, BigSpace and GigaSpace cabs - the BigSpace being the most common.

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Mercedes Actros 2546 Trucks (8)

This Actros model number was used in the pre-Euro 6 Actros before 2013 as well as the later version. In the UK the truck will usually be configured as a 6x2 tractor unit, although you will see the odd drawbar combination featuring a 6x2 rigid and drawbar trailer.

Thanks to the 460hp output of all Acros with this model number the 2546 should be up to any job it encounters.

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Mercedes Actros 2532 Trucks (7)

These 26-tonne rigids are top-powered and are typically specified with cranes or drawbar couplings for work at higher gross train weights.  The 320hp engines are available in the earlier generation as well as the current model range.

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Mercedes Actros 2445 Trucks (4)

This specialist tractor unit by Mercedes Benz involves a smaller midlift axle with a smaller wheel size.

These 2445 trucks are often used as 'pet regs ADR tractor units' as they are lighter weight 6x2 trucks.  Available from 2014 as a Euro 6 there is often a good selection of used 2445 trucks for sale at Truckpages.

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Mercedes Actros 1842 Trucks (2)

The Actros 1842 has only been used since the 2013 model year trucks hit the UK's roads.  This 4x2 truck will be configured either as a 4x2 tractor unit for operation below the UK's maximum 44 tonne limit or as a 'motor and drag' drawbar.
Used Mercedes Actros 1842
With 420HP on tap, it should have enough power for anything thrown at it on the UK's roads, although buyers could consider the Actros 2548 for additional payload (thanks to the extra axle) and power (480HP).

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Mercedes Actros 1844 Trucks (1)

The 1844 is a pre-2013 model Actros available at Euro 4 and 5.  A 4x2 tractor unit, they were not particularly common in the UK, but examples are still available.

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Other Model Variants of Mercedes Actros Trucks

Actros 1843 (6) | Actros 2536 (6) | Actros 2443 (5) | Actros 2533 (3) | Actros 2530 (3) | Actros 2644 (2) | Actros 2448 (1) | Actros 1848 (1) | Actros 1832 (1) | Actros 1840 (1) | Actros 3236 (1) | Actros 2544 (1) | Actros 1845 (1) | Actros 2648 (1) | Actros 2655 (1) | Actros 2553 (1) | Actros 3355 (1) |