Econic in distribution haulage.

Delivers solutions. For today and tomorrow.

How do you develop a unique generation of commercial vehicles like the Econic? By not following conventions. By just following your convictions. The highlight of this vehicle is the worldwide pioneering cab concept: Low Entry. Panoramic glazing, exemplary ergonomics, intuitive control systems. Everything is designed to assist the driver in interaction with the vehicle in the best possible way. And to master the particular challenges of the city safely and efficiently. Every day. For all road users.

Just right for
your transport needs.

Climb aboard and see how the
Econic is breaking new ground in distribution haulage.


Short-radius distribution.

Ergonomic. Efficient. Safe. Even when things get tight.

The Econic completes transport tasks safely and efficiently, even in the tight confines of the city. Everything is designed to assist the driver in interaction with the vehicle in the best possible way. And to reliably meet the particular challenges of tight and often confusing urban traffic. Every day. For all road users.

  • Greater safety for crew and road users thanks to DirectVision and assistance systems
  • Ergonomic low-floor concept with low entry and exit
  • Makes driving in stop-start traffic easier thanks to automated manual transmission

Vehicle base for great transport solutions.

Econic with refrigerated body

Quiet and versatile.

From food transport to towing: the Econic both thrives in urban traffic and bears its responsibility towards the community and the environment. Starting work at night is common in many places, especially in logistics. Because of the early operating hours, it is important for companies to make sure that their own vehicles are as quiet as possible. This is where the Econic comes in: its four corner air suspension helps to reduce noise.

Econic with loading platform

Econic tow truck

Econic semitrailer tractor

Individual body solutions for every application.

When it comes to transport options for goods, maximum flexibility is essential – particularly in distribution transport. Thanks to various chassis variants, the body-friendly low frame and the optimum arrangement of the units, the Econic has a wide range of body options for every logistics requirement: whether lightweight or heavyweight, deep-freeze bodies or beverage transport logistics. This way everything reaches its destination safely – meeting your expectations.

  • Body-friendly low frame
  • Two cab variants
  • Several axle and wheelbase variants
  • 18–26 t permissible gross weight

Logistics with lift.

The new Econic from Braun Trans causes a stir on its occasional journeys outside the factory premises of Glen Dimplex in Kulmbach: Mercedes-Benz transports swap bodies with upright supports.

Breakdown helper with a three-pointed star.

Jige International has converted an Econic 1830 4x2 into a tow truck for a Parisian company's breakdown recovery team. Thanks to the 5.10 m long wheelbase and PowerShift transmission, the agile Econic can reach the scene of a breakdown through narrow and over-crowded streets with ease.

Fresh and frozen.

Particularly in large cities, the low-emissions truck with a wealth of safety technology on-board is truly impressive in the hustle and bustle of urban traffic. And now an Econic with a high-tech  refrigeration concept and innovative  semi-automatic PowerShift transmission has come to the streets of Paris, the City of Love!

Logistical advantages.

With its smart features that benefit
driver, crew and other road users alike, the Econic is bound to impress.

Product benefits


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

Safe transport in dense urban traffic, punctual delivery. Roads chockablock with parked cars, confusing traffic situations and passing cyclists are just some of the many daily challenges in inner-city logistics. Aboard the Econic the driver always has a good overview thanks to its panoramic glazing and low seating position. A direct view of street and pavement is a considerable advantage over conventional trucks and is important for the safety of more vulnerable road users. Because if you can see what is going on with your own eyes, you can drive in a more anticipatory manner, assess hazardous situations better and react faster. A sophisticated mirror and camera system prevents blind spots. The excellent all-round visibility makes manoeuvring easier and helps to prevent hazards from arising in the first place.

The Econic in distribution transport:

  • 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.

Econic stays cool.

The STEF Group, Europe’s market leader for temperature-controlled transport and logistics, acquired an Econic 1830 in Lyon. Thanks to the DirectVision concept, it is perfectly equipped as an inner-city delivery vehicle.

5-star award on the Thames.

Transport for London, the umbrella organisation responsible for regulating truck driving requirements  in the British capital since 2001, has awarded the Econic five stars for its extensive safety features.

Product benefits


The Econic's impressive smart assistance systems guarantee greater safety.

Narrow roads, pedestrians, children on their way to school, cyclists on the slip road: in complicated and hectic situations, every second matters. The Active Brake Assist emergency braking system is standard for the Econic; it automatically triggers a braking manoeuvre if a risk of collision with stationary and moving objects is detected. The Econic features as many as ten safety assistants that reliably support the driver. This means less stress behind the wheel and greater safety for more vulnerable road users.

The Econic in distribution transport:

  • Up to ten safety systems helps improve the safety of the crew and other road users
  • 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    Pre-installation for Reversing Assist
4    Active Brake Assist
5    Adaptive Cruise Control

Blue    imaging systems
Red     sensory systems

Want to know more?

Videos on the Econic's safety and assistance systems

Videos on the Econic's safety and assistance 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.

Find out more

Work lamps*.

Find out more

Hazard warning lights* can be activated automatically.

Find out more

Speed limiter, reversing*.

Find out more

Pre-installation for reversing assistant*.

Find out more

Pre-installation for ambient lighting for body*.

Find out more

* 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.

Safety equipment at a package price.

Don't miss out on the safety equipment package's attractive terms and conditions.

Find out more

Product benefits


With Low Entry, the Econic provides active safety at work.

Good logistics begins with a good place of work. And in the Econic, it is designed precisely to support the driver perfectly. The low step unit guarantees that work in distribution transport is carried out easily and optimally: easy entry, a comfortable standing height in the interior and an inwards-opening folding door that enables entry and exit on the side facing away from traffic. What's more, ergonomic seating, intuitively arranged instruments, a steering wheel with multi-function buttons and a clearly arranged instrument panel create a healthy working environment.

The Econic in distribution transport:

  • Relieves strain on driver and crew
  • Entrance and exit in just two steps
  • Impresses with an ergonomic instrument arrangement
  • Features shock-absorbing 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.

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.

Don't miss out on the Econic (Diesel)'s ergonomic equipment package's attractive terms and conditions!

Find out more

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.

A strong community.

Both during and after purchase:
We'll never let you down.


Flexibility that gives plenty of elbow room.

Mercedes-Benz Bank's financial service pays for itself!

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.

Find out more