MAN lifts the lid on flagship TGX D38 truck 15 July 2014

MAN has announced it will launch its latest flagship truck, the TGX D38, at the IAA 2014 event in Hanover later this year (25 September to 2 October 2014).

Billed as a high performance vehicle, the TGX incorporates MAN's new high-power D38 76 six-cylinder engine, which delivers power output in a choice of 520, 560 or 640bhp and torque of 2,500 to 3,000 Nm for heavy haulage.

The TGX D38 also features a GPS cruise control system, called EfficientCruise. This uses integrated 3D maps to analyse upcoming inclines and downhill sections, adjusting speed to save fuel.

Using EfficientCruise in long haul or distribution transport, says MAN, can lower fuel consumption by up to 6%, without losing time.

The engine is the top model in MAN's Euro 6 range and incorporates a range of new features, including two-stage turbocharging.

MAN says trials show the Euro 6 D38 76 at 560bhp uses up to 3% less fuel than an equivalent Euro 5 engine running at 540bhp.

Other fuel-saving features for the TGX are found in three new gearbox functions: Speed Shifting, where TipMatic 2 shifts between 10th, 11th and 12th faster; EfficientRoll, enabling the gearbox to shift automatically into neutral for gentle downhill inclines; and Idle Speed Driving, in which the truck moves at idling speed with the clutch engaged, until the driver brakes.

Laura Cork

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