MAN TGX EfficientLine 3 in long-haul transport

MAN TGX EfficientLine 3: The fuel-saving wonder

MAN TGX EfficientLine 3: The fuel-saving wonder

The MAN TGX EfficientLine 3 is more powerful and economical than any previous model. Following further development of its powertrain, additional fuel savings of two litres were achieved. These have been made possible by the high-torque MAN D26 engine, lightweight and aerodynamic solutions, as well as helpful driver assistance systems such as MAN EfficientCruise® and MAN EfficientRoll.

The TGX EfficientLine 3 is the perfect vehicle when it comes to meeting the major challenges posed by increased competitive pressure and tighter environmental regulations. All new electronic systems for fuel reduction are fitted in the TGX EfficientLine 3 as standard.

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Bundles of efficiency: The new EfficientLine 3 packages*

The MAN TGX EfficientLine 3 fuel-saving champion is setting new benchmarks in international haulage with its flexible and individually adjustable software package. It combines the most important fuel-saving components in one vehicle, ensuring that friction losses, ancillary power requirements, aerodynamic drag and empty weight are reduced considerably.

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*The EfficientLine 3 packages are only available for MAN TGX and MAN TGS that have the new Euro 6 MAN engines.

**The aluminium compressed-air reservoir cannot be combined with the MAN TipMatic 12+2 gearbox or the compact battery box.


The MAN TGX EfficientLine 3 holds the consumption record for fuel efficiency

The Spanish trade magazine transporte mundial carried out the field test. Current vehicle models from three manufacturers demonstrated their fuel efficiency on the same test route in three vehicle tests: the MAN TGX EfficientLine 3, the Volvo FH-500 and the Scania S500. The vehicle test results, published in the 12/16, 01/17 and 02/17, issues of transporte mundial showed that the MAN TGX EfficientLine 3 is way ahead when it comes to fuel efficiency.

The test result: MAN EfficientLine 3 is an unrivalled master of fuel efficiency

The MAN TGX EfficientLine 3 gave an impressive performance on the test course used by transporte mundial with the lowest average consumption of any vehicle tested to date.

Cover of transporte mundial

The Spanish trade magazine also sent the Volvo FH-500 and, last but not least, the newly launched Scania S500 out onto the test route. The result of the three drives, which were under largely similar test conditions, showed that the MAN TGX EfficientLine 3 easily surpassed both competitors when it came to fuel efficiency (diesel and AdBlue fluid consumption).

The test course of transporte mundialis 912 kilometres long in total. The route ranges across elevations at sea level and those exceeding 1200 metres above it. The Spanish trade magazine sends every vehicle with a gross train weight of around 40 tonnes, including semitrailers, on a test drive. The MAN TGX EfficientLine 3 broke the test course record for fuel efficiency at 27.9 litres per 100 kilometres. The MAN TGX also achieved by far the lowest value for AdBlue fluid consumption.

Link to transporte mundial’s website

Comparison table: MAN TGX 18.500 – Scania S500 – Volvo FH-500

TM edition 01/17 02/17 12/16
Manufacturer MAN Scania Volvo
TGX 18.500
EL 3
S500 FH-500
Total consumption
(diesel + AdBlue)
27.90 30.61 2) 32.56
Diesel/AdBlue consumption
1.763 2)
Ø speed
84.48 86.76 87.00
Unladen weight
“ready for driving” (kg)
7580 7650 7890
Total consumption
(diesel + AdBlue)
27.43 29.53 31.41
  1. AdBlue consumption cost-weighted in proportion of EUR 0.90/l diesel to EUR 0.60/l AdBlue (total consumption according to transporte mundial)
  2. Downward corrected values: 30.61 l/100 km total consumption and 1.76 l/100 km AdBlue consumption. AdBlue consumption in the transporte mundial publication was erroneously too high. The correction will follow in the next issue.

Controlled variables for the test drives:

Length of test course: 912 km
Total train weight: 40,000 kg (Scania, Volvo), 39,800 kg (MAN)
Air temperature: 6-12°C (Scania), 3-17°C (MAN), 3-16°C (Volvo)
Wind: Scania with wind on 2 out of 11 evaluation stages
Rain: Scania with rain on 5 out of 11 evaluation stages
Elevation profile: between 0 and 1241 m above sea level