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Key Specs of BharatBenz 1917R

Number of Tyre6
Power167 hp
Fuel Tank215

1917R Highlights

August 16, 2021: The BharatBenz 1917R is a new addition to the company's medium-duty range. This 6-tyre 18.5T gross weight intermediate haulage truck now offers you as high as 12T of payload for long-distance cargo shipments routes. The 1917R has multiple cargo bodies and fuel tank options that you can choose from that suits your business needs. BharatBenz is eyeing the growing opportunity in the medium-duty cargo logistics segment, customers looking for this truck want a sizable cargo body, strong and reliable truck at an affordable price. The BharatBenz 1917TR serves all the purposes with the modern and stylish design cabin with robust aggregates, and the company’s expanding service network to help you operate the truck at its best potential, no matter which part of India you’re operating the truck.

BharatBenz 1917R Rivals: The BharatBenz 1917R takes on the likes of Tata Ultra 1918.TAshok Leyland 1920 and Eicher Pro 6019. This is BharatBenz new truck in the 19T haulage segment with a new powerful engine. 

BharatBenz 1917R Engine: This MDT truck gets an all-new 4D34i, 4-cylinder engine that produces 167hp of power at a peak torque of 520 Nm. The engine is tuned to a highly optimized G85, 6-speed mechanical gearbox with synchromesh gears.

BharatBenz 1917R Suspensions & Brakes: The front & rear suspension are offered in multi-leaf spring type. The service brake comes pneumatic, foot-operated, dual-line with ABS. The parking brake is spring actuated with a handbrake at the cab.  

BharatBenz 1917R Dimensions: To address some of the fast-growing medium-duty applications, the 1917R comes in three different wheelbases: 5100 mm, 5900 mm, and 6700 mm. The ground clearance of this truck is 275 mm and 273 mm across various wheelbases, gradeability is 23.6%. The turning circle diameter is 17.3,19.3m, and 22.6 m for the respective wheelbase. 

BharatBenz 1917R Cargo Body: The cargo load bodies are available in 20ft, 22ft, 24ft and 31ft. The medium-duty truck that can go for longer trips now gets a factory-fitted BharatBenz sleeper cabin that is safer and elegant as a standard. 

BharatBenz 1917R Fuel Tank: The diesel fuel tank is 215L, 355L, 380L sizes and the Adblue tank is 43L. 

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BharatBenz 1917R Price List (Variants)​

BharatBenz 1917R is offered in 4 variants - the base model of 1917R is 5100/CAB/20(ft) and the top variant is 5500/CAB/22(ft) which come with 18500 Kgs.

BharatBenz 1917R 5100/CAB/20(ft)18500 kg
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BharatBenz 1917R 6700/CAB/31(ft)18500 kg
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BharatBenz 1917R 5900/CAB/24(ft)18500 kg
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BharatBenz 1917R 5500/CAB/22(ft)18500 kg
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BharatBenz 1917R Truck- Expert Review


To address the changing needs of customers and the different dynamics of the logistics and transport industry, BharatBenz recently expanded its MDT range of cargo trucks. The company has introduced the 1917R a 19T gross weight truck for medium to long haul shipment transport needs. This 6-tyre truck is part of the same DNA of performance but comes with superior aggregates, stronger powertrain, blending the technologies and greater total cost-of-ownership. 

With the addition of the 1917R, BharatBenz is trying to attract new customers into the MDT range. This new truck comes with several key features and aspects to help the customer earn higher revenues by spending less with a lower cost of operation. Some of the key aspects of 1917R include the higher 12T payload, multiple cargo decks and several capacity fuel tank with radial and bias tyre options, etc. This new MDT is suitable for all the key cargo applications such as agri, poultry, auto parts, fruits and vegetable, parcel and logistics, white goods and market leads, special applications like reefer, POL tanker, petroleum tanker, fire truck among others. Will this truck suit your business needs? Let's find out more. 


Take a look at the 1917R from any angle, you won’t find much of a visual difference as it resembles the trademark BharatBenz trucks in India. The upmarket design, compact but modern cabin and cargo body give the truck a strong road presence. At the front, you see a wide windshield, a nice BharatBenz printed at the grill with logo a car -like headline and a rugged bumper. Like the rest of the BharatBenz truck, the 1917R cabin is the same that is used across the MDT range that is designed with advanced aerodynamics that offers the lowest air drag which translates into better fuel economy. The cabin is painted with high resistant paint with 800 hours of UV testing done for better cabin paint reliability. The windshield comes coated with multiple layers of infrared absorbing material to reduce heat penetration and allow better cooling inside.

The 1917R is a 6-tyre, 4x2 axle configuration haulage truck which comes with a sleeper cabin, that means this truck can take even intercity cargo trips. What is also visible from the exterior of this truck is the strong cargo deck, and you can build either a container or open cargo body, whatever suitable for your business. The cargo deck sizes start from 20ft and go all the way to 32ft between 5100 mm to 6700 mm of wheelbases. The chassis frame of 1917R is 274 x 70 x 7 in mm, which is all-weather resistance that has undergone 500 hours of salt spray to ensure moist and humid weather providing you with long life with the prevention of rust. The fuel tank is offered in multiple options like 215L, 380L, and 355L diesel capacity with 43L of Adblue tank. All 6-tyres are 295/80R22.5 and 295/90R20 size.  


While this is a new truck that caters to different breeds of customers in the logistics shipments business with several refined aggregates and engines. However, the cabin of this truck is identical to the other trucks that are available in BharatBenz India portfolio. So what stands out? Well, just get inside, and you will certainly find a lot. Firstly, the space inside isn’t a problem with quite premium material that makes it like a passenger car. 

The dashboard is contemporary with all the necessary controls & indicators to help the driver navigate this truck effectively. Like any BharatBenz truck, the 1917R has a cabin that comes with heating, ventilation and AC, music system, power windows, central locking, static steering and tilt and telescopic steering. To offer you a safe truck, the 1917R get seatbelt reminder, demister to remove the fog, daytime running lamps to ensure vehicle visibility, reverse parking assistance for easy parking at tighter spots, and a rear camera. 


BharatBenz has worked on the powertrain of this truck to enable bigger payload shipment rather effortlessly. Unlike the 150hp engine in the other trucks, The 1917R gets the more powerful 170hp engine that means a better combination of power, torque and pickup on multiple cargo application needs. So the engine on this truck is the same proven 4D34i that produces 170hp of power at a sizable 520 Nm of torque. The engine is tuned to 6-speed manual gearbox to offer you driving comfort and superior mileage. 

The aggregates include 362 mm single dry plate, hydraulic actuated clutch, multi-leaf front and rear suspension, with standard anti-roll bar for hazardous goods pack, high centre of gravity pack & 6700 wheelbases optional for other applications. The service brakes are the pneumatic type with foot-operated in dual-line while the parking brake is spring actuated with hand brake valve. 

To climb upwards easily, the maximum gradeability of this truck is 23.6%, the turning circle radius is 17.3m, 19.3m, and 22.6m for respective wheelbases. What is common on this truck is the worldwide used and proven SCR technology that ensures your truck runs at the maximum potential offering you fuel mileage and power benefits. To make your ownership experience superior, BharatBenz offers you all digital tools like TruckConnect App and also an overall customized service package along with all India support across the company’s network. 


The 1917R gets the standard safety features that all BharatBenz trucks are equipped with. Seat Belts, reverse parking, rear camera demister and daytime running lights, standard anti-roll bar central locking, etc. Moreover, the truck is designed, developed, validated, and tested for Indian operating conditions to take on challenging cargo needs. 


If you’re looking to buy a truck in the MDT segment among the major products from the market leaders, BharatBenz 1917R comes as a refreshing new option that now promises a lot. Apart from the modern and elegant exterior look of the the1917R, you get a higher power engine, proven aggregates and multiple cargo body options as per the needs of your business. The truck is highly capable of even long-haul trips with moderate to heavy cargo shipments. You can deploy this truck on almost all-terrain, with the BharatBenz support for running an efficient and modern fleet. So visit a the nearest BharatBenz dealership to explore this truck in person before you make-up your mind.


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Pros & Cons of BharatBenz 1917R

Things We Like

  • On several performance elements, this BharatBenz MDT is far superior
  • Multiple cargo decks that suit a variety of cargo applications
  • Ideal for medium to long trips
  • Highly versatile and capable cargo truck
  • Among the best cabin in the 6-tyre truck segment
  • Sleeper cabin an advantage
  • Superior built quality with robust aggregates & powertrain

Things We Don't Like

  • Anti-roll bar not standard across all variants
  • Premium price
  • No Cowl option

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  • Good Power

    1917R good truck but the price is higher than Tata. Not Cowl avaiable only factory cabin with body. ...

    By yagesh
    On: May 08, 2021
  • better built quality.

    THis is easy to use truck for medium to long trips. Fine looking truck with safety and better built quality. Mileage is ...

    By raghu
    On: May 08, 2021
  • Good Truck

    BharatBenz medium-duty truck comes with looking cabin that has good space and features. 1917R is popular truck as it is ...

    By qabil
    On: May 08, 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions on BharatBenz 1917R

What is GVW of BharatBenz 1917R?

GVW of a Truck inclusive of kerb weight and payload of the vehicle. The GVW of BharatBenz 1917R is 18500 kg

What is the fuel tank capacity of BharatBenz 1917R?

The fuel capacity of BharatBenz 1917R is 215 Ltr. Get more detailed specifications of BharatBenz 1917R at Trucksdekho.

What is the engine capacity of BharatBenz 1917R?

The engine capacity of the Truck is the maximum power & maximum torque. The maximum power of 1917R is 167 hp , maximum torque is 520 Nm & engine capacity is 3900 cc.

What is the Wheelbase of BharatBenz 1917R?

The wheelbase of BharatBenz 1917R is 5100 mm

What is the body & chassis configuration of BharatBenz 1917R?

BharatBenz 1917R is available in Box body option. The cabin type of 1917R is a Day and Sleeper Cabin & chassis type is a Chassis with Cabin .

How many wheels/Chakka are present in BharatBenz 1917R?

The BharatBenz 1917R Truck comes with total 6 wheels.

What is the fuel & transmission type of BharatBenz 1917R?

The BharatBenz 1917R is available in Diesel version with Manual transmission.

What is the Gradeability of BharatBenz 1917R?

The gradeability of a Truck is the ability to climb slopes. Trucks with good gradeability can be used for carrying loads in hilly areas. BharatBenz 1917R offers gradeability of 23.6 %

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