MAN TGX EfficientLine 3 – the efficient one

MAN TGX EfficientLine 3 at night on the motorway

Your benefits

  • less consumption than the predecessor model
  • Maximum profitability
  • 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, series-standard efficiency systems and consumption-optimised motorisation, the MAN TGX EfficientLine 3 will help you further reduce your total operating costs.
We know that fuel consumption makes up almost a third of your total expenses. This is why our savings champion uses less fuel than its predecessor.

Additional fuel savings can be achieved with our efficient gearshift programme which helps reduce engine speed. 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.

Application segments for the MAN TGX EfficientLine 3

Engine & gearbox

Engine: D2076, 316-375 kW MAN D26 engine in Euro 6


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 performance levels up to 510 HP. Thanks to the new combustion concept “soft AGR”, the reduced ancillary engine power output and a simplified cooling system with direct air-air charge-air cooling, the efficiency level of the engine was increased even further. Allowing you to drive up your profits efficiently and cleanly.

MAN TipMatic® 12-speed gearbox

MAN TipMatic®

Taking costs down a gear

Thanks to our automatic gearbox, MAN TipMatic®, you can shift down another gear when it comes to costs. It automatically recognises your truck’s payload and slope conditions and optimises the gearshifting strategy based on this. Our cost-saving FLEET version is offered for large fleets where drivers change frequently. It limits manual interventions, helping to avoid erroneous operation. Your benefits: minimisation of wear, a protected driveline and reduced fuel consumption.

With intelligent powertrain management and an optional efficient gearshift program, you can reduce fuel consumption even further: the smart reduction of the average engine speed, in combination with increased driving stretches in higher gears and fewer gearshifts, reduces fuel consumption at approximately constant average speed.

The MAN TGX EfficientLine 3 can really get into gear with the MAN TipMatic® and the clever gearshift program.

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Engine Displacement
D2676 12.4 l
316 kW (430 HP), 2200 Nm  
346 kW (470 HP), 2400 Nm  
375 kW (510 HP), 2600 Nm  
Vehicle type Suspension Wheelbase Gearbox
3100 - 5900 mm MAN semi-automatic manual gearbox
LL Tonnage TipMatic®

  18 - 28 t
Gearbox functions
      MAN EfficientCruise®

Efficiency systems

MAN EfficientCruise® icon: Speedometer with display

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 fuel 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.

More information on MAN EfficientCruise®

MAN aeropackage icon: MAN semitrailer combination in aerodynamic flow

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 while driving. 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 construction icon: Spring

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 to the power of four: The EfficientLine 3 packages

The series standard efficiency equipment that comes with our efficiency wonder is also available for all other TGX models, as well as the MAN TGS*. 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. Customised, according to your wishes. Discover an overview of the four EfficientLine 3 package options here:

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*The EfficientLine 3 package is only available for MAN TGX/TGS 4x2 semitrailer tractors with the new MAN engines in Euro 6d.

**The aluminium compressed-air tank cannot be combined with the MAN TipMatic 14 gearbox or the compact battery box.



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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 takes the lead 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 guessed it already: During the test round conducted by Transport Mundial, the MAN TGX EfficientLine 3 impressed with the lowest average consumption levels of all the vehicles ever 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 track. The result of the three runs, which were carried out under largely similar test conditions, showed that the MAN TGX EfficientLine 3 clearly outperformed both competitors when it came to fuel efficiency (diesel and AdBlue fluid consumption).

The Transporte Mundial test track is 912 kilometres long in total, stretching across terrain of varying height, from sea level to 1200 metres above sea level. The Spanish trade magazine sends all vehicles onto the test track with an approximate gross train weight of 40 tonnes, including semitrailers. 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