The Mercedes-Benz Econic is a low-entry truck introduced by Mercedes-Benz from 1998 to present. It is normally used for waste collection, fire and emergency purposes and airport ground services.
It is available in weights of 18 t and 26 t and is powered by a 6-cylinder inline engine with turbo and intercooler. It is designed with special characteristics such as low floor, low overall height, automatic gearbox and even a natural gas engine to adapt to all above mentioned tasks.
The ten thousandth Econic truck was manufactured in February 2011.