There are 11 models in a rigid line-up which Mercedes-Benz slots into four categories:
4X2 MEDIUM-DUTY DISTRIBUTION
Known as the 1230L and the 1630L, these two lively toilers come with gross vehicle mass (GVM) ratings of 11.99 and 16 tonnes respectively. Power comes from the 7.7-litre engine with 299hp (223kW) and 1200Nm of torque driving into the 8-speed PowerShift automated transmission. Cabs are available in slimline, extended and sleeper configurations.
6X2 HEAVY-DUTY DISTRIBUTION
The 2530 and 2535 single- drive six-wheelers have a GVM rating of 26 tonnes and gross combination mass (GCM) of 32 tonnes. Both are powered by the 7.7-litre engine, with the 2530 using the 299hp (223kW) rating whereas the 2535 has the 354hp (264kW) setting with 1400Nm of torque, and driving through the 8-speed PowerShift transmission. The cab is what Benz calls its M- Cab Classic Space.
6X4 HEAVY-DUTY DISTRIBUTION AND VOCATIONAL
These are the 2635, 2640, 2643 and 2646, all with a GVM rating of 26 tonnes. As for GCM, all are rated at 44 tonnes – except the 2635 which is rated to 32 tonnes and the only one of this group to be powered by the 7.7-litre engine, in this case at 354hp (264kW). All others are punched by the 11-litre engine with outputs of 398hp (297kW) and 1900Nm in the 2640, 428hp (319kW) and 2100Nm in the 2643, and 455hp (339kW) and 2200Nm in the 2646. All four models stir through the 12-speed PowerShift box and cab sizes range from the M- Cab to the bigger L- cab.
8X4 HEAVY-DUTY DISTRIBUTION AND VOCATIONAL
The eight-wheelers are the 3240L, 3243L and 3246L, all with GVM and GCM ratings of 32 tonnes and 44 tonnes respectively, powered by the 11-litre engine with the same outputs as their 6x4 equivalents, stirring through the 12-speed PowerShift transmission and fitted with the M-cab.