MAN's TGX and TGS models get an update


Euro 6 cavalcade continues at the IAA show, with MAN releasing updates of its TGX and TGS heavy duty models

MAN's TGX and TGS models get an update
MAN's TGX and TGS models get an update

By Matt Wood, reporting from Hanover | September 21, 2012

The Euro 6 cavalcade continues at the Hanover IAA show, with MAN releasing updates of its TGX and TGS heavy duty models.

As with most other European brands, the D20 283kW engine and the 358kW D26 engine use selective catalytic reduction (SCR) and exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) to comply with Euro 6.

The engines also employ compound turbo charging and common rail fuel injection.

Rather than a complete re-design, MAN has chosen to use the existing Euro 5 engine platform as a basis for the new cleaner-running engines. MAN also claims a tare weight gain of only 200kg with the new trucks.

Cosmetically, MAN has blacked out around the windscreen area and has completely redesigned the radiator grille, creating a contrast between the old and new TGX and TGS models.

In an effort to increase fuel economy, however, MAN has sought to increase the new TG trucks’ aerodynamic efficiency, though the main focus of the remodelled cab centres on airflow through the radiator and engine compartment.

The cabs will be available in Europe in three different sizes: XL, XLX and XXL.

An interesting new feature called MAN Hydro-drive has also been introduced.

This feature can be installed on a 4x2 and can be used to gain extra low speed traction when needed by using hydraulic power from the transmission to drive hub motors in the steer axle.

This makes a Hydro-drive equipped truck practically all wheel drive without the weight penalty of a front differential and transfer case. MAN sees considerable potential for this feature in construction and emergency services vehicles.

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