MAN Truck & Bus

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MAN Truck & Bus AG
Industry Commercial vehicles
Headquarters Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Key people
Joachim Drees (CEO)
Products Trucks and buses;
Diesel- and
natural-gas engines
Owner Volkswagen Group
Parent MAN SE

MAN Truck & Bus AG (formerly MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG, pronounced [ˈman ˈnʊt͡sˌfaːɐ̯t͡sɔʏ̯gə ʔaːˈgeː]) is the largest subsidiary of the MAN SE corporation, and one of the leading international providers of commercial vehicles. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, MAN Truck & Bus produces vans in the range from 3.0 to 5.5 t gvw, trucks in the range from 7.49 to 44 t gvw, heavy goods vehicles up to 250 t road train gvw, bus-chassis, coaches, interurban coaches, and city buses. MAN Truck & Bus also produces diesel and natural-gas engines. The MAN acronym originally stood for Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg AG pronounced [maˈʃiːnənfaˈbʁiːk ˈʔaʊ̯ksbʊʁk ˈnʏʁnbɛʁk] or [-faˈbʁɪk-]), formerly MAN AG.

Trucks and buses of the product brand MAN and buses of the product brand Neoplan (premium coaches) belong to the MAN Truck & Bus Group.[1][2][3]

On 1 January 2011, MAN Nutzfahrzeuge (literally: commercial vehicles) was renamed as MAN Truck & Bus to better reflect the company's products on the international market.[4]


MAN 8.150 truck Stand in Regensburg
L 2000 truck
MAN TGM 12.290
MAN TGX 18.680, V 8
Panorama MTB
360°-Panorama: MTB at Dachauer Straße in Munich

Light truck collaborations with Saviem and Volkswagen[edit]

From 1967 until 1977, MAN collaborated with France's Saviem, selling their light to medium duty trucks with MAN badging in Germany and certain other markets. After the end of this, a deal was struck with Volkswagen which lasted until 1993. Production of a truck using the Volkswagen LT body started in 1979 and ended in 1993 with 72,000 units produced. It was available with four engines and four wheelbases over its lifetime; there was also a 4X4 version called 8.150 FAE. FAE means "forward control" cab, all-wheel drive, single tyres so the F nomenclature means "forward control" cab. This series is usually referred to as the G90, from the most common model, but also as the "G"-series. In the United Kingdom it was originally marketed as the "MAN MT" series. The original lineup in the UK consisted of the 6.90 and the 8.90 (the first digit denoting the GVW in tonnes, the second for power in metric horsepower) and the 8.136 and 9.136.[5]

MAN AG supplied engines which were available in inline-four and inline-six cylinder engine configurations, with DIN rated motive power outputs of:

  • 67 kilowatts (91 PS; 90 bhp)
  • 75 kilowatts (102 PS; 101 bhp)
  • 101 kilowatts (137 PS; 135 bhp)
  • 112 kilowatts (152 PS; 150 bhp)

MAN replaced the G series with the L2000 and M2000 ranges. Several models of the MAN-VWCV and the VWCV LT ranges were marketed in Spain by Enasa as Pegaso Ekus, in a typical badge engineering operation. Peterbilt also offered this model with their badging, as the 200 or 265 model.

VWCV and MAN shared the project development in accordance with the collaboration agreement as follows:

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles took care of:

  • the tilting driver's cab including steering wheel and fixing, hand levers and foot pedals.

NOTE the VW LT Mk 1 cabin was used for the MAN-VW range, the cabins are wider than the standard LT cabins so they can fit the truck chassis

  • the complete interior equipment and heating
  • the manual gearbox with clutch and gear lever, the rear axle with rear-axle transmission and suspension
  • the cardan shafts including bearings
  • the electrical system for the entire concept, and the platforms for the standard design.

MAN was responsible for:

  • the engine including cooling, exhaust, inlet and fuel system
  • the front axle with suspension and steering
  • the frame with all parts for attaching the springs and axles, the steering, the batteries, the power braking system and fuel system
  • the brakes, i.e. for the complete wheel brakes front and rear, the dual-circuit power brakes and parking brake
  • the wheels and tyres
  • the platform for special designs and tipping mechanism.

MAN-VWCVs were built in Volkswagen's Hanover factory until other Volkswagen models took priority; they were then made at MAN AG's Salzgitter-Watenstedt factory.

MAN-VWCV Range 6.90, 8.90, 6.100, 8.136, 8.100, 8.150, 9.136, 9.150 & 10.136. F & FAE are sometimes on the end of some of these model numbers.

Production sites[edit]


Heavy range

Light and medium range

Special-purpose vehicles


  • Ankara (TUR): MANAŞ - premium coaches, standard coaches, double-decker coaches, intercity buses, city buses
  • Poznań (POL) - city buses, components
  • Starachowice (POL) - city buses in white
  • Salzgitter (GER) - bus and coach chassis




Military trucks[edit]


Until 2007, MAN also built the badge-engineered ERF Trucks for the UK market.


Complete buses and coaches
  • SL 200 (1973-1986)
  • SG 310 (1981-1988)
  • SL 202 (1984-1993)
  • NL 202 (1989-1992)
  • NG 272 (1990-1992)
  • NL 202(2) / 222 / 262 / 312 (1992-1998)
  • NG 262 / 272(2) / 312 (1992-1999)
  • ÜL 313 / 353 (1996-2004)
  • Lion's Star tourist coaches (1991-2007, replaced by Lion's Coach Supreme)
  • Lion's Coach inter-urban coaches (1996-)
  • Lion's City city- / inter-urban buses (1996-) (un-named until 2004)
    • NL 223 / 233 / 243 / 263 / 283 / 313 / 323
    • NM 223 / 283
    • NG 223 / 243 / 263 / 313 / 353 / 363
  • Lion's Classic city- / inter-urban buses (2000?-?) (un-named until 2004)
    • SG 263 / 313
    • SL 223 / 283
    • SÜ 283 / 313
  • Lion's Regio inter-urban buses (2004-)
  • Lion's Intercity inter-urban buses (2015-)
  • Lion's Chassis low-entry, intercity and coach (modular)
  • EL 202 F (A17) low-entry
  • ND 202 F (A14) low-floor double-decker
  • NL 202 F (898/A29) low-floor
  • ND xx3 F (A34/A48/A95) low-floor double-decker
  • NG xx3 F (A24) articulated low-floor
  • NL xx3 F (A22) low-floor
  • NM xx3 F (A35) low-floor midi
  • SL HOC (A89)
  • SÜ xx3 F (A91)
  • FOCL (L53) front-engined midi
  • HOCL (469) midi
  • HOCL-NL (A76) low-floor midi
  • HOCL (A77) midi
  • HOCL/SR (A53) midi
  • HOCL-NL (A66) low-entry
  • HOCL (A67)
  • HOCL (470/475)
  • HOCL-NL (A69) low-entry
  • HOCL (A51/R33)
  • HOCLN (474/A54/R37)
  • HOCLNR-NL (A57/A59)
  • HGOCL (A61)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ MAN Nutzfahrzeuge website: general information
  2. ^ MAN Nutzfahrzeuge website: brands
  3. ^ MAN website (German)
  4. ^ MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG to become MAN Truck & Bus AG
  5. ^ Kennett, Pat, ed. (June 1980). "MAN MT advertisement". TRUCK. London, UK: FF Publishing Ltd: 22–23. 
  6. ^ a b Annual report 2009, page 9

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