MAN’s new TGE has made its public debut. It’s certainly a foray into new territory as the long-established truck brand enters the world of light commercial vehicles for the first time.
The introduction of TGE means that the MAN range now starts at 3.0 tonnes, which when combined with its truck models, increases to an impressive 250 tonnes.
In addition to panel vans and combi vans, the variation of vehicle bodies is almost infinite with the addition of chassis cab models with single and crew cabs. Of course, the latter can also be ordered with a wide variety of con-figurations.
In terms of vehicle dimensions, for the new MAN TGE there are two wheelbases, three roof heights and three vehicle lengths to choose from. The vehicle lengths for the panel vans range from 5,986 mm to 6,836 mm and even up to 7,391 mm with long overhang. The panel van heights are 2,355 mm, 2,590 mm, and 2,798 mm for normal, high and super-high roof versions. The corresponding combination results in a maximum load volume of 18.4 cubic metres.
With six gross vehicle weights available at 3.0, 3.5, 3.88, 4.0, 5.0 and 5.5 tonnes, there will be a weight variant to suit any customer application.
Depending on the installed fittings and the gross weight rating, the MAN TGE is able to handle a considerable payload. For example, a 3.5 tonne panel van with a short wheelbase and normal-height roof can shoulder an impressive 1.5 tonnes. Also, depending on the model and engine type, a towing capacity of up to 3.5 tonnes is possible, meaning that the highest total combination weight for the TGE is 8.0 tonnes.
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