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The Mercedes-Benz Atego is available as an urban tractor with a maximum power rating of 290 horsepower and a gross train weight of 28 tonnes. The most common application is as a distribution truck, as an Atego curtainside or Atego box van. This lightweight truck is still referred to by many dealers and operators by the model number, going back to a time when Mercedes did not use brand names for their models.
Later Atego models come in four cab variants, including a standard S cab and the Atego L single sleeper cab. The engine range starts at the 4-cylinder 4.2 litre engine, rated at 150 HP or 177 HP. Power for the 218 HP-powered Mercedes Atego comes from a 4.8-litre Mercedes 4-cylinder while the top-powered models get their 231 HP and 279 HP from the Mercedes OM906LA 6.4 litre 6-cylinder. Depending on the application, there is a choice of three 6-speed manual gearboxes to choose from and a recently introduced automated gearbox.
The current range of Mercedes Ategos for sale are the 7.5 tonnes GVW 816 and Atego 818 although over the years there have also been Atego 817 and 815 models. The range of Atego rigids goes up to 16 tonnes GVW – after that the Merc Axor takes over.