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MAN’s Fleet flagship refined

MAN Automotive South Africa adds Emergency Brake Assist as a standard feature.

One of South Africa’s undisputed, preferred long-distance haulage trucks has won various accolades for performance efficiencies in recent months – and it was voted Truck Test Champion in 2017 for both fuel efficiency and payload productivity by this magazine.

The TGS 26.480 6×4 BLS EfficientLine sports a number of technical specifications that optimise driveline efficiencies – such as the proven D26 Commonrail MAN engine, MAN TipMatic TX automated manual transmission with direct-drive top gear ratio, and single-reduction rear drive axles with four-bag per axle air suspension.

Although fuel efficiencies are further enhanced through aerodynamic packages fitted to the cab ex-works; including roof spoiler, cab side air deflectors and extended door panels which neatly cover the cab step-wells, energy-efficient “under-the-skin” components and tyres also contribute handsomely to optimised fuel usage while ensuring best-in-class turn-around times.

Now the well-known German brand has made Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) a standard feature too, adding to the well-known safety packages of Lane Guard System and Adaptive Cruise Control, which took entry-level safety features such as Anti-lock Braking, Anti-Skid Regulation and integrated braking systems – known as BrakeMatic in the MAN world – to the next level.

To pamper the driver even more in a truck cab which is known to be the most comfortable in long-haul, MAN has now made a driver refrigerator oddments box a factory-fitted standard feature – another specification which ensures an ergonomic operator workstation for drivers.

In short, a payload productivity-assured prime mover, with best in class fuel efficiency, boasting leading safety features and various driver-support systems and features, must be the product of choice in long-haul trucking. Wouldn’t you agree?

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