MAN TRUCK & BUS AT BUSWORLD EUROPE 2019: DRIVING THE FUTURE
Hall 4, booth 422
At this year’s Busworld in Brussels, MAN Truck & Bus is exhibiting premières including the Lion’s City 19, the Lion’s Intercity with a D15 engine, and the eTGE Combi and TGE City minibuses. Offered for test-driving for the first time is the all-electric MAN Lion’s City E.
The 12-metre solo version of the all-electric Lion’s City E, completes this new generation of MAN city buses. The most obvious differences are the absence of the engine tower in the back of the bus, the position of the batteries on the roof and the 4 additional seating places that this creates in the rear. In the solo bus, the all-electric driveline has an output of between 160 kW and a maximum of 270 kW. As a result MAN states the Lion’s City E offers a range of 200 km, or up to 270 km in good conditions, across the entire service life of the batteries.
To be exhibited the very first time is the Lion’s City 19 EfficientHybrid. The bus spans 18.75 metres in length. In the three-axle trade fair display vehicle, there is space to seat 38 passengers. A D1556 LOH diesel engine with 360 hp (265 kW) powers the vehicle and meets the Euro 6d emissions standard. If equipped with MAN EfficientHybrid, the bus becomes an even more economical and environmentally friendly solution. The stop-start function ensures that the vehicle is also near silent and emissions-free when it stops. The articulated bus has an active turning assistance system with pedestrian detection, which MAN will present as a trade-fair first in Brussels. Cameras on both the front and the two sides of the vehicle monitor the traffic automatically. The driver is actively alerted to prevent potential hazard situations or collisions, both visually, via two in-built displays in the driver’s field of vision, and acoustically, via a warning signal. The new systems are to be made available in the coming year for all MAN buses ex works and as a retrofit solution.
At Busworld, MAN will be presenting the Lion's Intercity for the first time with a new 9-litre D1556 LOH engine – the vehicle on show will have 360 hp (265 kW). MAN is expanding its gearbox portfolio for its intercity bus with the automated 12-speed gearbox from the new MAN TipMatic Coach generation.
MAN will also be exhibiting two new minibus designs at Busworld: the MAN eTGE Combi and the MAN TGE City. The eTGE Combi is the first fully electrically powered minibus amongst MAN’s range of buses and has been approved for a passenger capacity of up to eight people. In theory, they should enable a range of up to 173 kilometres (NEDC), or 114 kilometres (WLTP). The MAN TGE City has a low-floor platform especially developed for the TGE City.
MAN will be dedicating an entire area on the stand to the challenges relating to the switch to e-mobility. The specialists from MAN Transport Solutions will provide bus fleet operators with comprehensive advice and suggest tailored solutions for operations, infrastructure, service and maintenance all around e-mobility. With immediate effect, MAN and NEOPLAN customers will also benefit from the many advantages of digitalisation. From the autumn, new buses will be rolled out with a RIO Box as standard. MAN DigitalServices is designed to help keep track of and optimise all the cost factors that feed into the TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) – starting with seamless trip planning through to maintenance management.