MAN TGX EfficientLine 3 - the efficient one

Your advantages

  • 6.35% less consumption than that of the predecessor model
  • Maximum economy
  • MAN efficiency systems on board as standard

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MAN TGX EfficientLine 3 – More power, even less consumption

Economical to the last drop: thanks to the further development of the driveline, standard efficiency systems and consumption-optimised motorisation, you can further reduce your operating costs with the MAN TGX EfficientLine 3. And because we know that fuel consumption makes up almost a third of your total expenses, our savings hero now uses up to 6.35% less fuel than its predecessor.

International comparison tests also confirm that with our MAN TGX EfficientLine 3, you don't need to worry today about the costs of tomorrow. Leave your competition behind when it comes to expenses and reap the benefits of the economy of our profit maximising truck. For an efficiency balance that will improve your overall balance sheet in long-haul transport.

MAN TGX EfficientLine 3 – application segments

Engine & gearbox


MAN TGX D26 engine in Euro 6

An engine fit for our fuel-saving champion: high performance and extremely economical at the same time. The MAN D26 engine series for the MAN TGX EfficientLine 3 is available in three different engine sizes, up to 500 HP, and the multitude of innovations available can again save you almost 2 litres of fuel. The environment will also be grateful: optimised consumption, modern diesel particulate filters and our ingenious exhaust gas recirculation system ensure that emission levels always stay low. Of course, our six-cylinder common rail diesel also effortlessly complies with all Euro 6 standards – allowing you to drive up your profits efficiently and cleanly.

MAN TipMatic®

Taking costs down a gear

Thanks to our twelve-gear MAN TipMatic® automatic gearbox, you can take things down a gear when it comes to costs. It automatically recognises your truck's payload and slope conditions and optimises its gearshifting strategy based on this. Our cost-saving version FLEET is on offer for large fleets where drivers change frequently. It limits manual interferences, helping to avoid erroneous operation. Your benefits: minimisation of wear, a protected driveline and reduced fuel consumption. The MAN TGX EfficientLine 3 can really get into gear with the MAN TipMatic®.

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Engine Displacement
D2066 Displacement 10.5 l
235 kW (320 HP)  
265 kW (360 HP), 1,800 Nm  
Construction Chassis Wheelbase Gearboxes
Semitrailer Chassis 3,600 mm MAN TipMatic®
    Gross train weight in t EasyStart
  18 Retarder

Efficiency systems

MAN EfficientCruise® with MAN EfficientRoll

Proactively working towards the profit target

With our GPS-controlled MAN EfficientCruise® cruise control, you can save an additional 6% on your energy consumption. It proactively analyses the current load and the expected topography of the route and decides automatically on the perfect driving speed. In this way, the MAN EfficientRoll function allows you to optimise momentum on topographically variable routes, saving even more on fuel.

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The aeropackage from MAN

Getting wind of cost savings

Defy the wind: you can save up to 5% on fuel with the aeropackage from MAN. Roof spoilers, side panels and side flaps decrease air resistance even further during the journey. The free space between the cab and the body is almost entirely closed off thanks to these additional panel elements. The result: an effective, aerodynamic air flow around the entire vehicle.

Lightweight equipment

On the road to success with ease

Your daily business will get much easier with us: We have managed to refine the MAN TGX EfficientLine 3 by using the lightest materials without compromising on stability. Whether it be an aluminium construction or lightweight plastics, with us you will never be carrying around too much weight. You can also save additional weight as the replacement tyre is no longer needed, meaning you can load up to an additional 500 kg payload.

Efficiency times four: the new EfficientLine 3 packages

The standard efficiency equipment that comes with our efficiency wonder is also available for all other TGX models, as well as the TGS and Euro 6c. Simply choose from one of the four EfficientLine 3 packages. We offer the ideal solution for every challenge; be that decreasing friction losses and air resistance, improving ancillary power requirements or ensuring a lower empty weight. Individual, according to your wishes. Discover an overview of the four EfficientLine 3 package options here:

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

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An overview of the highlights of our fuel-saving champion

Economical from the start: Discover more about the long tradition behind our economical MAN trucks and the innovative technology that makes our MAN TGX EfficientLine 3 so efficient for you.

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So you are able to cut your costs, we don’t cut corners when it comes to our service. Discover the services we offer here.

MAN ServiceContracts
MAN ServiceContracts

Did you know that one of our tailor-made MAN repair and maintenance contracts could save you up to 50% of your total costs? Together we can optimise your repair and maintenance contracts.

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MAN Genuine Oil

The perfect technology needs the perfect care. That’s why we have developed MAN Genuine Oil; to take the best possible care of the engines, axles and gearboxes in our trucks. For an extra-long service life for all our components.

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MAN Financial Services
MAN Financial Services

Remain flexible as a truck owner – with our individualised finance deals. And to ensure you are always protected against unexpected costs, we also offer you additional security with our practical MAN insurance solutions.

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MAN TGX EfficientLine 3 tour – 4,106 kilometres through Europe

A test drive to compare two fuel-saving wonders


  Technology  |  Actions & events 
Uncharted territory for the professional

Five countries, eight days, 5,271 kilometers: To present its new MAN TGX EfficientLine 2, MAN sent the new truck and its predecessor model on a comparative test drive across Europe. A real professional was seated behind the new truck’s steering wheel: Willibald Pfeffer, a team leader and trainer at MAN ProfiDrive®.


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

The Spanish trade publication ‘transporte mundial’ put it through a field test. They put the current vehicle models from three manufacturers through rigorous testing: the MAN TGX EfficientLine 3, the Volvo FH-500 and the Scania S500. The question: which model would get the best results in terms of fuel efficiency? The result: 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

We could have already guessed it: The MAN TGX EfficientLine 3 convinced the ‘transporte mundial’ team on the test course, with the lowest average consumption levels of all the vehicles they had tested to date.

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 ‘transporte mundial’ test course is 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 semi-trailers, 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.

The demanding test proves it: You’re at least one car length ahead of the competition with us and our economical models.

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 fluid)
27.90 30.61 2) 32.56
Diesel/AdBlue fluid
1.763 2)
Ø speed
84.48 86.76 87.00
Unladen weight
“ready for driving” (kg)
7580 7650 7890
Total consumption
(diesel + AdBlue fluid)
27.43 29.53 31.41
  1. AdBlue fluid 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 fluid consumption. AdBlue fluid 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