MAN Truck & Bus

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MAN Truck & Bus SE
  • MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG
  • MAN Truck & Bus AG
Type Subsidiary (SE)
Industry Commercial vehicles
Headquarters Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Key people
Dr. Andreas Tostmann (CEO)
Products Trucks and buses;
Diesel- and
natural-gas engines
Parent MAN SE

MAN Truck & Bus SE (formerly MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG, pronounced [ˈman ˈnʊtsˌfaːɐ̯tsɔʏɡə ʔaːˈɡeː] ) is a subsidiary of MAN SE, and one of the leading international providers of commercial vehicles. Headquartered in Munich, Germany, MAN Truck & Bus produces vans in the range from 3.0 to 5.5 t gvw, trucks in the range from 7.49 to 44 t gvw, heavy goods vehicles up to 250 t road train gvw, bus-chassis, coaches, interurban coaches, and city buses. MAN Truck & Bus also produces diesel and natural-gas engines. The MAN acronym originally stood for Maschinenfabrik Augsburg-Nürnberg AG (pronounced [maˈʃiːnənfaˌbʁiːk ˈʔaʊksbʊʁk ˈnʏʁnbɛʁk; -faˌbʁɪk-]), formerly MAN AG.


Trucks and buses of the product brand MAN and buses of the product brand Neoplan (premium coaches) belong to the MAN Truck & Bus Group. [1] [2] [3]

On 1 January 2011, MAN Nutzfahrzeuge (literally: commercial vehicles ) was renamed as MAN Truck & Bus to better reflect the company's products on the international market. [4]


MAN 8.150 truck Stand in Regensburg MAN G90 LKW in Regensburg.JPG
MAN 8.150 truck Stand in Regensburg
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L 2000 truck
MAN TGM 2018 MAN TGM 6.9.jpg
MAN TGX 18.680 V8 MAN TGX EOT 18680 V8 06.jpg
MAN TGX 18.680 V8
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360°-Panorama: MTB at Dachauer Straße in Munich

Light truck collaborations with Saviem and Volkswagen

From 1967 until 1977, MAN collaborated with France's Saviem, selling their light to medium duty trucks with MAN badging in Germany and certain other markets. After the end of this, a deal was struck with Volkswagen which lasted until 1993. Production of a truck using the Volkswagen LT body started in 1979 and ended in 1993 with 72,000 units produced. It was available with four engines and four wheelbases over its lifetime; there was also a 4X4 version called 8.150 FAE. FAE means "forward control" cab, all-wheel drive, single tyres so the F nomenclature means "forward control" cab. This series is usually referred to as the G90, from the most common model, but also as the "G"-series. In the United Kingdom it was originally marketed as the "MAN MT" series. The original lineup in the UK consisted of the 6.90 and the 8.90 (the first digit denoting the GVW in tonnes, the second for power in metric horsepower) and the 8.136 and 9.136. [5]

MAN AG supplied engines which were available in inline-four and inline-six cylinder engine configurations, with DIN rated motive power outputs of:

MAN replaced the G series with the L2000 and M2000 ranges. Several models of the MAN-VWCV and the VWCV LT ranges were marketed in Spain by Enasa as Pegaso Ekus, in a typical badge engineering operation. Peterbilt also offered this model with their badging, as the 200 or 265 model.

VWCV and MAN shared the project development in accordance with the collaboration agreement as follows:

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles took care of:

MAN was responsible for:

MAN-VWCVs were built in Volkswagen's Hanover factory until other Volkswagen models took priority; they were then made at MAN AG's Salzgitter-Watenstedt factory.

MAN-VWCV Range 6.90, 8.90, 6.100, 8.136, 8.100, 8.150, 9.136, 9.150 & 10.136. [lower-alpha 2]

  1. The VW LT Mk 1 cabin was used for the MAN-VW range, the cabins are wider than the standard LT
  2. F & FAE are sometimes on the end of some of these model numbers.


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MAN TGS 33.440 of the Paris Fire Brigade.

Commercial trucks

Until 2007, MAN also built the badge-engineered ERF trucks for the UK market.

Military trucks

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles, a joint venture with Rheinmetall, produces a range of tactical trucks:


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MAN Lion's Intercity.



MAN 750 HO. MAN 750HO Linienbus.jpg
MAN 750 HO.


The first integral buses
VöV-Standard buses, 1st generation
MAN SG 220-18-2 in Seattle. Seattle 1979 MAN articulated bus on Lenora St in 1994.jpg
MAN SG 220-18-2 in Seattle.
VöV-Standard buses, 2nd generation
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MAN NL 222.
Post-VöV-Standard buses
MAN NG 313. IMG 4988 Osnabruck Hbf RVM 00-09.JPG
MAN NG 313.
Regional buses
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MAN ÜL 363-13,7.
MAN Lion's Star demonstrator. Bussen MAN Lion's Star blev lanceret.jpg
MAN Lion's Star demonstrator.


Hubertia-bodied MAN MKN 630. MAN Postbus Schwanheim 09052009.JPG
Hubertia-bodied MAN MKN 630.
Optare Vecta bodied MAN 11.190 HOCL. Optare Vecta 1.jpg
Optare Vecta bodied MAN 11.190 HOCL.
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MCV Evolution bodied MAN NL 323 F.

Production sites


Heavy range

Light and medium range

Special-purpose vehicles



Official MAN Truck and Bus importer

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