BharatBenz is an Indian subsidiary of the popular German automotive manufacturer Daimler AG. Although back in 2008 Daimler AG planned to enter the Indian market in joint collaboration with Hero Motor Corp in India, but later that effort converted into establishing Daimler’s own subsidiary in India. BharatBenz basically manufactures heavy duty vehicles like different purpose trucks, buses etc. The BharatBenz 914 is a multi-purpose truck that typically comes with a box in the rear, often refrigerated, but there may be other options as well. The truck packs sufficient engine power under the hood, as well as numerous driver comfort features to ensure tireless driving over longer hours.
The starting price of the BharatBenz 914 basic model is 12.8 lac Rupees, which rises over different carriage options in the rear of the truck. For organizations that need to avail an EMI option might do that by paying 12% interest over a tenure of 36 months. Minimum down payment for the BharatBenz 914 model is 256 thousand Rupees further payments are to be made in 34,025 rupees/payment.
The BharatBenz 914 model directly competes with similar truck models from the dominating Indian companies like Mahindra, Tata, Eicher and Ashok Leyland. However, BharatBenz still gets to pull a lot of good marketing tricks up their sleeve for an impressive sales rate each year. Heavy duty trucks from BharatBenz are based on the backbone of Mercedes-Benz Axor platform, which makes the investment more worthy.
The BharatBenz 914 is a comparatively smaller truck with a 3907 cc diesel engine under the hood and the gross vehicle weight is 9,600 kilograms. It’s capable of carrying a whole package of goodies by making good use of the 132.6 bhp engine that is capable of producing 420 Nm torque. Top speed with a fully loaded tail is 80 km/h on the BharatBenz 914. The transmission system is a 6-speed manual transmission.
This truck comes in 3 variants namely CBC, FSD and HSD. Each of these variants differ in height and width. To keep the costs lower, this truck would not come with AC or much customizable cabin, but a driver’s information display is available. The BharatBenz 914 isn’t meant for very long trips so it’s fine.
|Dimensions & Weight|
|Ground Clearance||205 mm|
|Kerb Weight||3,690 kg|
|No of Seating Rows||1|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||160 L|
|Engine & Transmission|
|Engine Type||4D34i Com PR ession Ignition – Inline|
|Max Power (bhp@rpm)||132.26 bhp @ 2,500 rpm|
|Max Torque (Nm@rpm)||420 Nm @ 1500 rpm|
|No of gears||6|
|Manual Shifting for Automatic||No|
|Engine Start-Stop Function||No|
|Suspensions, Brakes & Steering|
|Suspension Front||Leaf Spring|
|Suspension Rear||Leaf Spring|
|Front Brake Type||Drum Brakes|
|Rear Brake Type||Drum Brakes|
|Minimum Turning Radius||7800 mm|
|Steering Type||Hydraulic Power|
|Front Tyres||8.25 – 16, 16 PR|
|Rear Tyres||8.25 – 16, 16 PR|