MODEL CAT­E­GORIES

There are 11 mod­els in a rigid line-up which Mercedes-Benz slots into four cat­e­gories:

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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.

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