MAN CITY AND INTERCITY BUSES NOW ALSO WITH ZF ECOLIFE 2
MAN city and intercity buses can now be equipped with the ZF EcoLife 2. This will be followed by an EcoLife 2 version of the MAN Lion's Coach, NEOPLAN Tourliner and NEOPLAN Cityliner coaches in the near future.
The ZF EcoLife has been part of the standard repertoire of the vast majority of MAN city buses and is becoming increasingly popular in the intercity bus segment and, since 2017, the automatic gearbox have even been a hit in the coach segment. With this new gearbox generation, the efficiency of the MAN EfficientHybrid system is further enhanced by extended recuperation phases. The new gearboxes will be available for all models of the new MAN Lion's City that feature the 9-litre diesel engines of the D15 series with power stages from 280 hp (206 kW) to 360 hp (265 kW), or the 280 hp (206 kW) and 320 hp (235 kW), 9.5-litre E18 natural gas engine, which has also been newly developed. Both variants are equipped with MAN EfficientHybrid including stop/start function. The MAN Lion's Intercity, which is now also available with the new D15 engine and its three power stages from 280 hp (206 kW) to 360 hp (265 kW) in addition to the tried-and-tested 290 hp (213 kW) D08 engine, can also be equipped with the new gearbox, thus offering a total of four gearbox alternatives. The MAN Lion's Chassis RR8/9 and RC2/3 (with D15 and D08 engines in each case) for city and intercity bus applications will also be equipped with the new gearbox variant. The MAN Lion's Coach, NEOPLAN Tourliner and NEOPLAN Cityliner coaches as well as the RR2/3/4/5 chassis (D26 engine) will in the near future have also a EcoLife 2 Coach variant with input torques of up to 2,500 Newton metres. The new EcoLife 2 is 8 kilograms lighter as the “original” EcoLife.