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18Mercedes-Benz Actros semi fitted for taxi duty, picks up humorous fares

The new-generation 2012 Actros big rig has already won Truck of the Year – for the fourth time – and Mercedes-Benz figured it would have some fun letting other truck people know about its semi. It kitted an Actros out in the eggshell hue and black-and-yellow sign that's standard-issue German taxi livery, then sent it out to pick up passengers.

130Mercedes creates "aero trailer" concept to improve big rig fuel efficiency

Every time you drive by a semi and feel your car get pushed away from the rig, it reinforces the reality that tractor trailers punch a big, ragged hole in the air around them. It takes a lot of power to force those big boxes through the wind, and Mercedes-Benz is working to please both fleet operators and the environmentally conscious by taking some of these heavy haulers for a spin in the wind tunnel for a much-needed aerodynamic tuneup.

42Mercedes creates "aero trailer" concept to improve big rig fuel efficiency

Every time you drive by a semi and feel your car get pushed away from the rig, it reinforces the reality that tractor trailers punch a big, ragged hole in the atmosphere. It takes a lot of power to force those big boxes through the wind, and Mercedes Benz is working to please both fleet operators and the environmentally conscious by taking some of these heavy haulers for a spin in the wind tunnel for a much-needed aerodynamic tuneup.

AddMercedes-Benz launches diesel-engined, Euro VI-compliant Actros heavy-duty truck

Mercedes-Benz has launched its Euro VI-compliant, diesel-powered Actros heavy-duty truck, specifically designed for long-distance transport. The new-for-2012 Actros consumes three percent less fuel and 40 percent less AdBlue than its predecessor. M-B says that results from a recent 10,000-kilometer (6,214-mile) journey shows that the Euro VI Actros consumed 25.9 liters of diesel per 100 km (9.1 miles per gallon U.S. – it may not sound that great, but trucks aren't exactly Priuses).

22Report: Mercedes-Benz CLC hatchback is toast

Mercedes-Benz CLC – Click above for high-res image gallery

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