MAN TGX D38 – the high performance one

MAN TGX D38 at night on the motorway

Your advantages

  • Maximum engine performance
  • Enormous payload up to 120 tonnes
  • Now with an even more comfortable interior

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MAN TGX D38 at night on the motorway

Our secret weapon for demanding transport tasks

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MAN TGX D38 – forging ahead with full vigour

Nothing can stop you: you can master any assignment with our MAN TGX D38, no matter how difficult or arduous it may be. Our power packet transports up to 120 tonnes in heavy-duty transportation without difficulty thanks to its powerful engine performance; its pulling power is enough to carry you up every elevation, no matter how steep. The enormous brake output of the sustained action braking system then allows you to make your descent safely.

The strong driving force doesn’t just make a lasting impression on long-haul or heavy-duty transport runs, it is also effective on difficult terrain such as construction sites and forest areas. Choose the right semi-trailer tractor for your requirements and leave obstacles in your wake with our MAN TGX D38. Our MAN TGX D38 – the perfect symbiosis of unrivalled efficiency and unsurpassed pulling power.

MAN TGX D38 – application segments

MAN D38 engine on a black background with arcs of light in the bottom right

Our prime mover: the engine of the MAN TGX D38

Engine & gearbox

Engine: D3876, 397-471 kW MAN D38 engine in Euro 6


MAN TGX D38 engine in Euro 6

It lends the MAN power marvel its name: the high-performance MAN D38 engine series. This common rail diesel impresses with its extremely high injection pressures of up to 2,500 bar and a powerful ignition pressure of 250 bar; consistently ensuring the best in pulling power, while at the same time offering low levels of fuel consumption. Moreover, the two-stage turbo charging with intercooling ensures that the engine is optimally supplied with combustion air, making even the most difficult tasks easy for you to handle. The result: optimal rotation that helps your truck get to its destination quickly, efficiently and reliably. Robust, loaded with energy and always ready: our MAN D38 engines.

MAN TipMatic® 12-speed gearbox

MAN TipMatic®

For smooth gearshifting with powerful engines

Our intelligent efficiency system, MAN TipMatic®, combines unsurpassed profitability with the best in driving comfort. Each of your tasks has its different demands. The innovative twelve-speed gearbox continually adapts its switching strategy to the individual demands of your road, saves the data and can then, in future, take a similar approach when driving in similar conditions. Fully automatic, so you are able to concentrate fully on your own task. If your truck has ever become stuck in snow or damp, loose ground, the rocking function of the MAN TipMatic® can make pulling away easier for you. It automatically selects the best gear to reduce the torque to the drive wheels and thus avoid wheel spin.

Why complicate things when it can be this simple?

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Innovative TopDown cooling system of the MAN D38 six-cylinder engine

Top-Down cooling system

So that your engine always keeps its cool

When things get critical at work, it’s good that your D38 engine always stays cool. Our innovative Top-Down cooling system in particular ensures that the parts of the cylinder head subjected to high thermal stress do not overheat. To do this, the system pumps coolant through the engine from top to bottom, targeting the components that need to be cooled. The result: long service for injectors and valves and a reduction in fuel consumption thanks to the optimised coolant pump.

Air Pressure Management components

Air Pressure Management (APM)

It comes down to the right timing

Why waste energy when it can also be done efficiently? Our Air Pressure Management system regulates the use of the air compressor to ensure it only engages when additional compressed air is actually needed. This not only reduces the compressor's operational times by around 90% compared to competitors, but also reduces energy use in general. An innovation that is guaranteed to pay off for you.

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MAN EfficientCruise® with EfficientRoll

New impetus for your MAN TGX D38

You will always be one step ahead of the competition with our intelligent GPS-controlled MAN EfficientCruise® cruise control. Based on the current load and engine speed, as well as on a calculation of the topography of the road ahead up to 3 km in advance, the system automatically decides on the perfect driving speed. The integrated EfficientRoll gearbox function additionally makes it possible for you to optimise momentum on topographically variable routes, saving on fuel. Saving on the move – reducing costs has never been so easy.

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Engine Displacement
D3876 15.2 l
397 kW (540 HP), 2,700 Nm  
427 kW (580 HP), 2,900 Nm  
471 kW (640 HP), 3,000 Nm  
Vehicle type Suspension Wheelbase Gearboxes
Semitrailer BB 2,600 mm – 5,100 mm MAN semi-automatic gearbox
Chassis BL Gross train weight TipMatic®
Tipper LL 18 – 41 t
    Gross train weight up to 250 t  

A powerful truck needs a strong design

Design highlights, as far as the eye can see. Discover more about the finer details of the MAN TGX D38 here. For a strong first impression.


Glossy appearance
Shine brighter than the competition: The side mirror covers and radiator protective cover are finished in platinum silver and make an instant impression. For an appearance that makes a clear statement.

Visible performance
540, 580, or what about 640 HP? The TGX D38 is not afraid to show what it can do. That's why you will find the HP output designations in raised lettering on the doors of our high performer.

Recognition value
High-quality chrome for a noble name: The D38 lettering adorns our powerful truck on both the driver and co-driver's door. Understated was yesterday: show the power of your MAN TGX D38 from the get-go.

Wanting more?

MAN TGX D38 with tipper

Then here goes

If you haven’t seen enough yet, you can find an overview of all the characteristics of our power packet here.

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Even the hardest truck sometimes needs a bit of TLC. Discover the services offered by MAN here.

MAN ServiceContracts

MAN ServiceContracts

All services from a single source: You can save time, money and stress with our flexible MAN repair and maintenance contracts – we are always here for you, at more than 1,500 service locations across Europe.

MAN Financial Services

MAN Financial Services

Whether buying, leasing or on one of our practical rental options: MAN helps you to react flexibly to market changes and find the appropriate financing solution for you.



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MAN stories

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A MAN on heavy duty

Large-scale haulage requires thorough planning. At Bohnet GmbH, this task is performed by Kevin Knaub. He not only meticulously maps out the routes, but also takes to the steering wheel himself during the nightly journeys.


Smart powerhouse

In beverage logistics, efficiency and performance are required characteristics. This is just the right challenge for the TGX D38, which displays all its strengths when transporting bottles. First presented at the IAA 2014 trade fair, the truck is already of successful service. On tour with Wolfgang Müller of Tiger-Trans.


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