Mercedes-Benz Antos Gearbox

Mercedes-Benz Antos - Gearbox/Axles

The controls for PowerShift 3 fall easily to hand and are located on the right hand steering column stalk along with Engine Brake and Retarder thus leaving the cross cab access free. The controls are simple to use – with a rotary switch to select direction, simply push or pull the lever to manually shift gear.

EcoRoll and Creep mode are engaged automatically, but are easily and quickly switched off should conditions demand it.

Drive Modes

The gearbox offers a choice of two modes – an Economy mode to make the best use of fuel, and a mode to provide a more dynamic drive. On request, a Power mode is available, for high weight operations. In addition, a Fleet mode is available, reducing manual intervention and further supporting an economical driving style.


Different versions of the PowerShift 3 Gearbox are available dependant on vehicle specification:

Gearbox Type Gears Forward/Reverse Ratios
G140-8 Overdrive 8/2 9.30 - 0.79
G211-12 Direct Drive 12/4 14.93 - 1.00
G230-12 Overdrive 12/4 11.70 - 0.78
G281-12 Direct Drive 12/4 14.93 - 1.00
G330-12 Overdrive 12/4 11.64 - 0.77
G280-16 Overdrive 16/4 11.70 - 0.69

Predictive Powertrain Control (PPC) 


What is PPC?
Predictive Powertrain Control is our unique cruise control system that helps you save money through intelligent predictions of your journey. It generates an electronic horizon which combines digital 3D maps and GPS data to scan the road ahead. The system then adjusts speed while rolling and making gear changes as necessary, to save you as much fuel as possible – up to 5% in long distance traffic. 

Predictive Powertrain Control is currently available on New Actros and Antos with 10.7l and 12.8l engines and will shortly be available on other models. 

Predictive Powertrain Control is available on New Actros Euro VI models funded on MBFS full contract hire at £2.50 per week on all terms from 2-5 years regardless of mileage where specified at point of order. 

How PPC Works.
The short video below explains in more detail how PPC works for you and your business.”



Front axles

Available with a dropped beam and ventilated disc brakes, the range of front axles on the Antos can be specified to suit distribution applications precisely.

Axle ratings of 7.5t, 8.0t and 9.0t are available depending on model, with a range of leading and trailing axles to suit different applications.

Rear axles

Light, economical and reliable – the range of Hypoid rear axles on Antos offer not just reliable power transmission, but also a range of very wide range of closely spaced ratio choices, to allow the most economical driveline for your operation. 

For more arduous operation and more ground clearance, a range of planetary rear axles are also available, extending the spread of available ratios even further

Equipped with a differential lock as standard, along with ventilated disc brakes and an oil temperature sensor for the maintenance system, the range of rear axles offer ratings of up to 13t.

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