The Econic in urban construction materials transportation.

Built for the future.

The world's cities are growing. Construction sites are increasingly moving into busy city centres. And yet it is here, in urban areas, that heavy traffic and increasing environmental restrictions are hindering construction-site logistics. Where other vehicle concepts need to be revised from beginning to end, the Econic by Mercedes-Benz has long since achieved its objectives. It was specially developed for urban use. It is easy on the environment, increases safety, supports the crew in their daily work, and transports construction materials safely. Even in heavy traffic.

In every version.

The Econic impresses within the construction industry.


Urban construction material transport.

The Econic offers maximum flexibility for different body solutions.

Numerous chassis variants, several axle and wheelbase variants and a body-friendly low frame: The Econic adapts to individual needs. With a wide range of different chassis for selection and standardised body interfaces, it is perfectly adapted to your tasks in inner-city construction site traffic ex works.

  • Cement mixer
  • Roll-off skip loader
  • Crane

Individual body solutions.

As a cement mixer, roll-off tipper, light and heavy duty vehicle, with or without crane attachment, the Econic is on the road worldwide. Thanks to its gross vehicle weight rating of 18 to 32 t, it can also master heavy-duty challenges. Customers can choose between a low and high cab and numerous body solutions to suit their individual needs.

Custom Tailored Trucks also fulfils special requests for special bodies and conversions of proven Mercedes-Benz quality. And as all vehicle parts come from one source, the Mercedes-Benz warranty applies in full should repairs be necessary.

Versatile equipment, versatile in use.

Econic as cement mixer

Econic with roll-off skip loader

Econic with crane body

Ready, steady, fill holes.

Two Econics smooth the way: In London and the surrounding area, the 32-tonne vehicles are now in use for road resurfacing.

The foundations for safe work.

Thanks to its DirectVision design, the Econic isn't just a specialist for inner-city and urban traffic, it's also a great all-rounder there too. An Econic as a cement mixer provides impressive proof of this in the busy streets of Berlin.

Greater safety for highway maintenance staff.

In Cardiff and the Welsh capital's greater area, the teams at the highways maintenance depot often have to work directly on busy sections of road. Two Econics protect road workers as safety vehicles.

The person at the centre.

The Econic is already optimally prepared for urban traffic ex works.

Product benefits


The DirectVision cab of the Econic enables optimum all-round visibility.

From the very beginning the Econic has focussed on one thing: the person. That is why its innovative DirectVision cab makes for maximum safety for all road users. Thanks to its direct view of the road and pavements, the Econic has a decided advantage over conventional trucks – because the extended view of other road users at eye level permits anticipatory driving and helps the driver to better assess high-risk situations.

The Econic in urban construction materials transportation:

  • Enables direct eye contact with other road users
  • The mirror system extends the field of vision to include working areas and blindspots

Keep an eye on everything.

The low seating position brings the driver down to eye level with all road users. Seeing more means you can react more quickly. What's more, the driver is able to make eye contact with other road users and so communicate with them directly.

Always at eye level.

Direct eye contact with cyclists and pedestrians at intersections or in queues is particularly important in hectic traffic. And an advantage over trucks with a classic high cab, which can be decisive.

New perspectives.

Once a driver himself, Nathan Hopgood tested the Econic personally. "My first thought was: 'What the hell is that?' It only took 30 minutes on the road to convince me. You can see so much more! And because you're sitting in a lower position, you are literally at eye level with cyclists and pedestrians. That is unbelievably helpful in road traffic."

Product benefits


The Econic ensures greater safety with intelligent assistance systems.

Perfectly coordinated safety assistants assist when driving the Econic – in the turning lane, when reversing, in busy inner cities and when manoeuvring on construction sites. The sensor-supported Active Brake Assist emergency braking system can provide a visual and acoustic warning in the event of a risk of collision and brake automatically. It's also available with pedestrian detection* as an option. A decisive advantage on busy roads: the optional blind spot camera system* with automated display. Exterior mirror cameras as well as front and rear-view cameras can make colleagues or other road users visible in areas that are not directly visible – on a 7-inch monitor with display of up to four camera images.

The Econic in urban construction materials transportation:

  • Increases the safety of the crew and other road users with up to ten safety assistance systems
  • Meets the highest standards

The Econic safety assistance systems.

A comprehensive package of safety assistance systems help Econic drivers keep a good overview of critical situations.

The equipment scope includes the following:

  • Active Brake Assist 5
  • Rain/light sensor
  • Lane Keeping Assist

The following options are available:

  • Blind spot camera system
  • Sideguard Assist
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Speed limiting  when reversing
  • Hazard warning lights can be activated automatically
  • Work lamps
  • Pre-installation for a reversing assistant
  • Pre-installation of ambient lighting for body

Observation and reaction.

1    Blind Spot Camera System
2    Sideguard Assist
3    Preinstallation for Reversing Assist
4    Active Brake Assist
5    Adaptive Cruise Control

Blue    imaging systems
Red      sensory systems

All safety assistance systems up close.

Blind spot camera system*.

The blind spot camera system* shows  exactly those images of the vehicle's surroundings that are important for the driving situation, all on an ergonomically positioned monitor, making everything relevant  to the driver in view as they reverse, manoeuvre or turn.

Sideguard Assist*.

Sideguard Assist* can detect people on the passenger side of the vehicle and warn  the driver with a light signal. If this is ignored and the vehicle continues to turn  in the direction of the detected person, a warning tone sounds. For safe, stress-free  driving.

Adaptive cruise control*.

Adaptive cruise control* manages the distance to the vehicle driving in front  and can automatically adjust the Econic's speed.

Active Brake Assist 5.

Active Brake Assist 5 (ABA 5) from Mercedes-Benz supports Econic drivers in critical situations** – from effective warning tones to automatic maximum full-stop braking. As standard in all new Econic vehicles ex factory.

Lane Keeping Assist.

Lane Keeping Assist alerts the driver  if the truck leaves its lane unintentionally.

Rain and light sensor.

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Work lamps*.

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Hazard warning lights* can be activated automatically.

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Speed limiter, reversing*.

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Pre-installation for reversing assistant*.

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Pre-installation for ambient lighting for body*.

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* Special equipment
* *Within the system limits or within physical limits, the system can react with partial or maximum full-stop braking and is able to detect moving objects or moving pedestrians. In these traffic situations, the driver still remains fully responsible for driving the vehicle safely.

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Pioneers build on that.

Confusing city traffic. Busy roads. Stressful work routines. The risk of accidents involving conventional trucks and more vulnerable road users such as pedestrians and cyclists is increasing.

The initiative Construction Logistics and Cyclists Safety (CLOCS) found and examined the causes in London before developing specific guidelines for the operation of heavy-duty commercial vehicles. Since 2020 a direct view and comprehensive ergonomic and safety standards have been compulsory in the city. A challenge for conventional trucks – a matter of course for the Econic. The Special Truck meets the safety standards of modern cities.

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The CLOCS Champion chooses the Econic.

Tarmac is the biggest British road construction company. But the London-based company has even more superlatives to offer – for example when it comes to the extremely high safety standards of its vehicle fleet.

Practical decisions based on practical experience.

As a former truck driver, transport company owner Cris Calina relies on the Econic. Recently he bought a new Econic cement mixer – the sixth in his fleet. Because he is fully convinced of the benefits of the Mercedes-Benz Special Truck.

Hard business.

Safe concrete delivery in Paris' urban traffic: a job for the Econic. For this type of transportation job, Eqiom turned to Trans Route Béton and has hired an Econic 3235 from them.

Product benefits


The Econic makes work easier with its comfortable cab.

Active occupational safety and relief for the driver and crew are supplied as standard: with LowEntry and a comfortable cab. The crew enters or leaves the vehicle using two low steps that are easy on their health. Thanks to level cross-cab access, the fully glazed folding door opens inwards and leads to the side facing away from traffic. This further minimises the risk of accident. A spring-loaded driver’s seat ergonomically protects the back and joints, while the spacious cab enables comfortable standing. Multifunctional steering wheel buttons, a clear dashboard and intuitively arranged instruments provide for the very best working conditions.

The Econic in urban construction materials transportation:

  • Relieves strain on driver and crew
  • Offers health-friendly entry and exit via just two steps
  • Impresses with an ergonomic instrument arrangement
  • Has a height adjustable full air suspension on all axles

Getting in and out in comfort.

The glazed folding door opens inwards and provides access on the safer side away from the traffic. This enables upward-facing entry and exit with a forwards view. Thanks to a standing height of up to 192 cm, the driver and co-driver can also move about comfortably inside the cab.

This wins the Econic points.


With the instrument cluster and modern display, the driver has all important vehicle data available at a glance. The centrally positioned displays for the optional image-based safety assistance systems also allow the driver access to camera images of the vehicle surroundings. An electric roller sun blind, which can even be closed up to the level of the exterior mirrors when the cameras are in use, prevents sun glare.

Great at multitasking.

With the clear displays and intuitive instruments in the cockpit, the driver is sure to feel at home in no time! The powerful premium engine brake is, for example, activated with ease using the right-hand multi-function lever. The radio, telephone and instrument cluster are all easy to operate using the multi-function steering wheel. Controls for the body can also be integrated into the cockpit with ease, enabling the driver to directly control important functions from within the cab.

Space to be productive!

Whatever your plans for your Econic, its spacious cab offers great freedom of movement and its well-engineered design creates the best possible working conditions. Depending on the field of operation, there's room for up to three passengers. Ideal for frequent stops: When pulling away, the folding door on the passenger side closes automatically. Depending on the field of operation, a hinged door can also be installed.

Room for everything!

Two lockable stowage compartments give the crew sufficient place to store items. Additional stowage compartments as well as bottle holders and cupholders in the armrests also provide space for personal belongings or tools.

Stop safely.

The new, electronic parking brake with HOLD function combines simpler handling, greater comfort and a higher level of safety: it is automatically released when setting off with the transmission in position "D" or "R" and is re-engaged when the ignition is switched to the "OFF" position.

Ergonomic equipment at a package price.

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A wide range of different variants.

The Econic is available in a range of
model and axle configurations.

Model series

The Econic models.

18 t to 32 t gross vehicle weight.

Econic with 2 axles.

The compact Econic 2-axle vehicle has a permissible gross vehicle weight of 18 t. Depending on the application, it is available with outputs of 200/272 kW/hp, 220/299 kW/PW or 260/354 kW/hp.

Econic with 3 axles.

The Econic with 3 axles and a permissible gross vehicle weight of 26 t is ideally equipped for heavy bodies. It comes in a wide range of variants with up to two driven axles and a trailing axle for even greater manoeuvrability.

Econic with 4 axles.

With a permissible gross vehicle weight of 32 t, an output of 260/354 kW/hp and four axles, there's nothing that the Econic can't handle! With the steered trailing axle, its turning circle can be reduced to a minimum.

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Flexibility that gives plenty of elbow room.

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Our customised financial services make your accounting more flexible. Jointly with the Mercedes-Benz Bank and our Daimler Truck partners, we provide customised service offers including leasing, financing, guarantee extensions, mobility concepts and rental vehicles. Further information can be obtained from your authorised Daimler Truck partner.

Everything from one single source.

As well as comprehensive product packages with individually selectable modules, customers are able to obtain vehicle, financing and insurance from their Mercedes-Benz partner from one single source. The advantages: short travel distances, time saved and coordinated services. What's more, terms and conditions are convenient and customer-friendly. To keep you mobile and flexible: always.

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