The people behind the TGX D38 - Rainer Miksch

The TGX D38 is MAN’s new flagship. Many MAN employees poured all their skills and passion into developing the new truck. We introduce you to a few of them.

MAN employees in Granada

Pride – that is the word that best describes what ties many employees to the TGX D38. The new top-of-the range truck model is taking center stage at MAN’s trade fair appearance at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2014. The new flagship adds horsepower of 520, 560, and 640 to MAN’s range. The top model offers a customized driveline with numerous new efficiency functions. At its center is the newly developed D38 six-cylinder in-line engine with 15.2 l displacement. This engine stands for superior power and gives the TGX D38 maximum torque for all needs – without breaking any horsepower records. When it comes to this vehicle, the MAN engineers instead concentrated their efforts on reliability, efficiency, and lower operating costs.

But how much work goes into a vehicle like this? And who are the people behind the product? At MAN, several teams worked on developing the new vehicle over a few years. From development of the engine through launch of the truck – many MAN employees poured all their skills and passion into developing the new truck. That is reason enough to speak to some of them and show the team’s work. What ties them to the new vehicle? What role did their team play?

A short interview with the people behind the TGX:

Rainer Miksch

Rainer Miksch
Head of Road Tests at MAN Truck & Bus

What does the TGX D38 conjure up for you?

Pure emotion – the TGX D38 is our flagship, so it was really great fun working on it. We´re very proud of our new MAN!

What was your team´s contribution to the vehicle?

For three years, we carried out the road tests for the TGX D38 to make sure that all the vehicle´s parts are perfectly compatible. About seventy to eighty colleagues from my team were involved in the project, including drivers, technicians and engineers. And they all dedicated themselves to the task with heart and soul. I could really feel the team´s enthusiasm for the truck!

What´s so special about the new TGX D38?

The TGX D38 combines three important elements - it has power, is reliable and efficient. At the same time, a package made up of lots of operating features is built into the truck. It´s simply a top vehicle and will definitely be one of the highlights at the IAA Commercial Vehicles.

The TGX D38 on tour in Spain’s Sierra Nevada

Two MAN TGX D38s driving on a windy test route in Spain.
Share this page
share Share on Facebook
tweet Share on Twitter
Share on LinkedIn


All highlights at a glance

The new in-line six-cylinder engine in the MAN TGX D38 achieves top marks.

To the MAN TGX D38 highlights

MAN assistant systems

Driving safely with MAN

MAN’s designers have long concentrated on assisted, safe driving. A large number of assistant systems have been developed to date.

Find out more

MAN efficiency systems

When efficiency meets comfort.

Save transport costs and travel more safely with MAN efficiency systems. Cut fuel consumption with MAN EfficientCruise®, increase traction with MAN HydroDrive® and enjoy optimum driving comfort with the MAN TipMatic® 12-speed automatic gearbox.

To the MAN efficiency systems