Comments - Ford and Mercedes-Benz Launch Big Rigs

Published: Jul 08, 2011
Description: When we read about Ford or Mercedes-Benz, we usually don't picture these automakers to be designing any big rigs. Until now, with the introduction of the new 2012 Mercedes-Benz Actros for the Eur...
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Mike Hawk Jul 10, 2011
The Brits call em "lories" or "lauries". Anyway, big rigs always got a special place in my heart. Peterbilt, baby!!!
Trevor Brown Jul 09, 2011
Yeah Carbuzz should obviously mainly feature cars, but I agree they should occasionally have some articles on trucks and even motorcycles.
Matt Robbins Jul 09, 2011
Lol Ethan, it's cool man. It happens hahaha. I didn't mean it should only feature trucks, just that nothing else on here caught my attention today. It's a hard life to be a Dodge fan lol
Jack Huford Jul 08, 2011
Thank you Matt! They need more truck news!
Matt Robbins Jul 08, 2011
I do Nick. The rest blow and hold no value to me what so ever.
Ben Mossing Jul 08, 2011
And Even Ford has made lorries for decades. The new Mercedes docent even look new. It looks like an '06 model with a body kit
Andy Kleschick Jul 08, 2011
I wish they'd bring these over here, or at least the ford, since it is technically an American car company. I tired of cars and trucks never coming our way.
Paul Affolter Jul 08, 2011
I'm going to hold out for the AMG version.
Matt Robbins Jul 08, 2011
Slow day at CarBuzz when this is the most interesting article...
Shane Carroll Jul 08, 2011
I know, mercedes trucks are nothing new.
Andy Arana Jul 08, 2011
Mercedes have been building big rigs for a long time.
Anthony Surdo Jul 08, 2011
No not a long long time ago. They have been building trucks for a while. They are not new to the big rig market at all
Czezar Csongor Jul 08, 2011
Of course they are...long long time ago
Description: In addition, it has adapted a much "beefier" version of a Fiesta-like grille. It appears that the Cargo even drew some inspiration from the Transformers movies. The Actros, on the other hand...
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Caleb Lochridge Jul 11, 2011
Come on guys! Doesn't anyone know if this thing has stability control? I mean I've been all over the Internet, and y'all got me wondering now! Stupid OCD... Well, does it have stability control?
Mike Hawk Jul 10, 2011
There's stability control and then there's stability control. The question you gotta ask is, does this have stability control, or does it have stability control?
Trevor Brown Jul 09, 2011
My head is about to explode, I really need to knows if this has stability control.
Patrick Schalk Jul 08, 2011
But does it have stability control? That's all I want to know.
Robby Bradford Jul 08, 2011
WTF are you all talking about? It says it right there
Carter Sullivan Jul 08, 2011
It says stability control. Third line, last paragraph.
William Forgham Jul 08, 2011
No, no stability control.
Jonathan Holland Jul 08, 2011
It says it right there...?
Raymond Reynoso Jul 08, 2011
Nah man I don't think so I don't see it here. They should add stability control
David Crout Jul 08, 2011
I wonder if they're adding stability control...
Jason Plante Jul 18, 2011
Thos is the uglyest cr i have ever seen in my entire life discrase to mercedes...
Weston Pilley Jul 14, 2011
Why can't we get all these big rigs in America?!?!? They're sooooo much nicer than ours with they're huge, protruding front ends...
Patrick Kennedy Jul 10, 2011
The merc sign is bigger than his head!
Mike Hawk Jul 10, 2011
That's not optimus prime. It's more like an ultra magnus, for you much older kids.
Trevor Brown Jul 09, 2011
Haha Greg I bet it wouldn't even notice the deer. I was in a old International schoolbus once that hit an Infiniti and literally destroyed just about every part of it, and there was nothing but a small scratch on the bus's bumper.
Greg Lewis Jul 08, 2011
I want to see what it does too and then looks like, to a deer at 75mph!
Dennis Rech Jul 08, 2011
@Daniel. This is a nice truck but have a 2012 Volvo VNL780. You want a nice truck to run the roads in check this one out online. I run about 3500 to 4000 miles a week and it's comfortable, spacious and the Cummins has loads of power.
Daniel Levy Jul 08, 2011
Thats a nice truck, just saying if i had to drive a behemoth I would pick a mercedes xP
Robby Bradford Jul 08, 2011
This one hell of a high truck
Jonathan Holland Jul 08, 2011
"introducing, the 13 liter W24 Big rig, the AMG S1300!" I can see it now, probably more gracefully advertised though xD
Emmanuel Irizarry Jul 08, 2011
It look like it should be on The movie CARS
Morgan Dame Jul 08, 2011
I can't wait for the Amg version....I plan on taking the Amg version around the nurburgring
Jethroll Sarduy Jul 08, 2011
The new optimus prime.
Harpreet Ahluwalia Jul 08, 2011
Damn... Look how high he sits
Taylor Holloway Jul 08, 2011
Looks like a rhinoceros
Luis Lujan Jul 09, 2011
All systems ready aboard the Mercedes-Benz Enterprise.
Emmitt Turns Wright Jul 09, 2011
I would love to buy this so that I could throw my SLS AMG or SLR in a trailer behind it and cruise to track days...it's nice to dream :)
Matt Drum Jul 08, 2011
I just might start hitchhiking
Andy Kleschick Jul 08, 2011
Well James, I bet this is the merc, so considering that, there would be better materials on the interior, making one think it is an tv.
James Jay Putnam Jul 08, 2011
Defiantly makes me think of an rv
Shane Carroll Jul 08, 2011
I'd want a manual in a truck. You wanna downshift and use your jake brake whenever possible to save your main breaks.
Robby Bradford Jul 08, 2011
I speak for all truckers in the US: bring this here
Raymond Reynoso Jul 08, 2011
Who said truckers weren't classy?
Aamish Ahsin Akram Jul 08, 2011
Tht looks pretty slick
Marcin Witkowski Jul 08, 2011
Wooden inserts, really? Still considering the amount of time spent in these beasts you want them to be as 'cosy' as they can get I think
Josh Sutton Jul 08, 2011
Most I ever heard of was 14, but yeah, I'd much prefer an auto.
Ken Madison Jul 08, 2011
Big rigs can have something like 18 gears if I remember right..... I'd want an automatic too.
Zach V. Romano Jul 15, 2011
If you hit something and you don't have your seat belt on there is a lot of room to fall lol
Robert Lantz Jul 11, 2011
All they need now is a toilet full package shit and drive
Luis Lujan Jul 09, 2011
Even the truck drivers in Europe look high speed! America sucks. Too many fatties.
Raymond Reynoso Jul 08, 2011
Biggest door handle ever!
Marcin Witkowski Jul 08, 2011
Eat this Maybach haha
Luis Daniel Angilello Jul 08, 2011
The rearview mirror is as big as the one my wife has standing in my bedroom
Taylor Wise Jul 08, 2011
Wow, that's a lot of leg room
Robert Lantz Jul 11, 2011
Baris this probably cost as much as a small house maybe a medium sized house too
Kevin Watson Jul 09, 2011
Slap on the brakes, and watch the body smack the windshield. " I told you it's your turn to drive dammit!"
Drew J. Kleyweg Jul 09, 2011
so thats why my mom never lets my sisters look at "roadkill"
Patrick Schalk Jul 08, 2011
Haha no Andy. They just throw those out of the back when they are doin 80 down the highway
Andy Rogers Jul 08, 2011
That's actually where they hide the murdered prostitutes XD
Andy Kleschick Jul 08, 2011
Well, since it is only the front portion of the truck which is probably only like 250 cu.ft. I'm sure there wasn't alot of room to do that jonathan
Robby Bradford Jul 08, 2011
@Jonathan it's a bunk bed so they can't
Jonathan Holland Jul 08, 2011
They could have gone all out with the beds or something, the seats look more comfortable xD
Zach V. Romano Jul 15, 2011
This looks like a rig, not some luxury car for the rich to pull there stuff around, it's made to be a hardy truck like all Fords are. And yes those are the lights lol and yes trust me they are bright as hell.
Trevor Brown Jul 09, 2011
Am I the only one who thinks this looks really good? It looks like a real truck should, not a luxury car like the Merc.
Luis Lujan Jul 09, 2011
A. Why show the sexy Merc first? Got everyone all riled up. B. I bet this will still be running in 20 yrs. Which is why they haven't needed to redesign since the 80s. C. That's what the Brazil people say when asked if they want one of these.
Patrick Schalk Jul 09, 2011
Tom it looks like a Pug! Or a bulldog
Ján Kubecka Jul 08, 2011
It's a truck and it's designed to get the job done, my point taken?
Jack Huford Jul 08, 2011
Meh, it's a ford. What else is new.
Jonathan Newcastle Jul 08, 2011
It's not supposed to be cute. It's obviously meant be a warehouse rig that handles trailers on site.
Renan Barreto Jul 08, 2011
What do you expect from American truckers?
Andy Rogers Jul 08, 2011
You guys expect a good looking big rig? *laughs*
Tom Franquelli Jul 08, 2011
It's...adorable, though. Like an ugly puppy or something. Lol. And, uh, where are the real lights? Because those look tiny.
Shane Carroll Jul 08, 2011
I think they intentionally tried to make it ugly
Carter Sullivan Jul 08, 2011
Oooo. Social conflict
Morgan Dame Jul 08, 2011
Atleast the Mercedes looked good
Jack Huford Jul 08, 2011
Now this is cool! Looks rugged!
Andy Rogers Jul 08, 2011
@Andy Arana Exactly. It's like expecting a Korean car to have character
Andy Kleschick Jul 08, 2011
Well it did say in the article that for appeared to have done that Emmanuel.
Tom Franquelli Jul 08, 2011
They have to style them somehow, and it's a truck. I don't hate it, but that's not the point.
Shane Carroll Jul 08, 2011
An old Peterbilt, that looks good. This, doesn't
Andy Arana Jul 08, 2011
All of you saying this is ugly... What do you all think these are super cars? This are rigs for the love of Christ!
Robby Bradford Jul 08, 2011
I actually kinda like it... maybe an offroading trim though lol
Emmanuel Irizarry Jul 08, 2011
I like this one more than the prevs it does look alot like a transformer