The heaviest Atego goes up against the lightest Antos. Both use the same 300-hp engine. But which of the pair is best in distribution transport?
Mercedes has a long tradition of in-house rivalries. Last fall, for example, the two best drivers in the world went head-to-head for the Formula 1 title – both in a Mercedes. This rivalry also exists in freight transport. Atego and Antos clash for the title of champion of urban distribution. Can you compare two trucks from different series? Of course, as long as the transport tasks are as similar as they are here, presenting the customer with a difficult choice.
From a technical perspective, both vehicles have a lot in common, even though the unladen weight of the Atego 1530 is three tons lower than that of the Antos 1830. Both vehicles use the same 7.7-liter, six-cylinder OM 936 engine that generates 300 hp. They also share the automated eight-speed PowerShift 3 gearbox. The differences start in the driver's cab. The Atego uses the large Big Space driver's cab, while the Antos has to do with the more compact Classic Space. Both vehicles have a light box body with tail lift on the frame.