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      BharatBenz rolls out new light duty trucks

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      Chennai-based auto major and wholly owned subsidiary of Daimler AG of Germany BharatBenz has launched 3 new light duty trucks in India. BharatBenz is the latest entrant to the fast growing truck market and they are in an offensive mode to launch 1 new truck every month for next 17 months.

      Speaking at the rolling out event held at its Oragadam plant,Albert Kirchmann, President (MFTBC) and Vice Chairman of DIVC said: "We are not considering India as yet another market. We consider India, along with China as one of the most futuristic markets. Daimler trucks have the fullest potential to cater to all that these markets need. We will take the Indian market to a new level in trucking".

      Lets get in to the models, 3 new trucks 914, 1214 and 1217 are launched with 9 to 10 tonnage capacity and priced between 10.15 to 13.58 L.

      914
      BharatBenz 914 has nine GVW, which is equipped with a four cylinder 4D34i common rail diesel engine, which generates 140 bhp of power 420 Nm of peak torque. This engine is mated to a 6 speed gearbox that drives the rear wheels of the trucks in question. The 6th gear comes with an overdrive function to minimize fuel consumption. The 914 model can lug around 9.6 tons.

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      9 tonne Rigid (914) 1,015,010 (Cab & chassis) 1,066,366 (Fully built)
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      1214

      BharatBenz 1214 has 12 GVW, which is equipped with a four cylinder 4D34i common rail diesel engine, which generates 140 bhp of power

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      12 tonne Rigid (1214) 1,111,644(Cab & chassis) 1,162,090(Fully built)
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      1217

      The twelve tonne 1217 truck is equipped with a 4D34i common rail engine, generating 170 bhp of power. This model is meant for construction purpose and its a tipper.

      12 tonne Tipper (1217) 1,175,057(Cab & chassis) 1,358,759(Fully built)
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      So Bharat Benz is getting aggressive in the Indian Market. Good to know.
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      Quote Originally Posted by avinash View Post
      So Bharat Benz is getting aggressive in the Indian Market
      Yes they have made a huge investment and looking forward to be a serious player in the market, however many customer have complained about low FE, it doesn't give FE what company claims
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      How about the cost of these trucks are they more expensive than Mahindra and TATA?
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