Tonnes & Tonnes, a transport company based in Tilbury, recently added a new Mercedes-Benz Actros Edition 1 to its fleet. The special, limited-edition vehicle is one of only 400 produced, a mere 35 of which were available to order in the United Kingdom. Diogo Ferreira founded the company in 2017 with his brother-in-law, Guilherme Vieira, and Ferreira, along with his wife Sonara, will be the ones behind the wheel of the new Actros.
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“Having started out with a single vehicle by another manufacturer we began networking and talking to others in the transport industry about which truck we should buy next,” says Vieira. “Several recommended the Actros as a modern, strong, comfortable and easy-to-drive tractor unit, so we contacted our local Mercedes-Benz dealer, S & B Commercials. Business has been going well and Diogo wanted a special vehicle that would make a statement about how far we’ve come. Naturally, given our previous experience, we went for the very best that Mercedes-Benz had to offer.”
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The Mercedes-Benz Actros Edition 1 is powered by a 15.6-litre, 617-horsepower (460-kilowatt) engine, but what makes it stand out from other Actros models are all of the many upgrades, including the GigaSpace cab with a black grille, dark rims and headlamp covers, black hubs and wheel nut retainers, and four additional LED headlamps for improved visibility.
The interior features Mercedes-Benz’s Multimedia Cockpit, complete with a 12-inch display, black leather trim throughout, eight ambient lighting options, and a special dashboard badge that denotes Tonnes & Tonnes’ Edition 1 as “one of 400.” The truck also takes advantage of the MirrorCam system that replaces traditional mirrors with cameras and displays, Active Brake Assist 5 emergency braking, and Predictive Powertrain Control.
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