MAN TGM in distribution transport

Flexibility meets efficiency: The MAN TGM

The MAN TGM has a number of talents. It demonstrates its numerous strengths particularly well when used on its own and when towing a trailer. Regardless of how it is used, however, its most impressive features are its high payload, large volume and optimum driving characteristics. The new design, comfortable cabs and ergonomic interior make each model in the TGM series an efficient truck.

New interior design – clear information, high-quality surfaces

The MAN TGM interior concept is at a level only normally seen in luxury class cars. The interior trim has been completely redesigned: Brushed aluminium strips, grained plastic surfaces and satin chromed door pull handles reflect the premium quality. The new dashboard appears clear and uncluttered. Numerous storage compartments provide ample stowage space. To ensure that the driver feels comfortable whatever the weather, the lightweight series from MAN also features an efficient automatic air-conditioning system and an air-sprung comfort driver's seat with lumbar support. The shoulder adjustment, seat heating and ventilation create a comfortable seating environment in all temperatures, thereby improving concentration and performance.

Less is more

Thanks to its low weight, the MAN TGM can transport a higher payload. This is also made possible by its body-friendly frame design and low-consumption and extremely environmentally friendly Common Rail engines. Discover the versatility of the MAN TGM as a distribution vehicle.

There are a number of things that make the MAN TGM indispensable in distribution transport – for example the optimum torque curve of the modern Common Rail engines, which allow you to drive economically and with the minimum number of gear shifts. Driven by the efficient D08 series MAN Common Rail diesel engines in Euro 6, motorisation variants between 250 and 340 HP are available. The powerful engines with a 6.9-litre displacement hold their strength during start-up in short-haul and distribution transport and are extremely flexible and smooth on longer journeys.

Wherever this versatile truck is used, it impresses with its low fuel consumption. This is also made possible by the extremely lightweight frame design with maximum stability and loading capacity. The comfortable cabs with state-of-the-art user comfort ensure optimum transport performance. The MAN TGM is an efficient all-rounder that guarantees maximum driving pleasure.

The MAN TGM is the first choice for optimum payload. The TGM demonstrates its numerous strengths particularly well when used on its own and when towing a trailer.

The 13 and 18 tonners in the TGM series are also readily available for distribution transport. With all-wheel drive and air suspension, they can tackle even the challenges of traction-critical applications. But the real hard-workers are the 22 and 26 tonners. With their steered trailing axle as a 6x2-4 version or with twin-axle unit, together with the low chassis height, they are extraordinarily flexible and easy to manoeuvre.

The alternatives at a glance:

  • TGM with optimum payload and maximum manoeuvrability when used on its own
  • TGM 15 tonner, toll-free with load distribution up to 11.99 tons
  • TGM 18 tonner with optimum payload in regional distribution transport
  • TGM 22 and 26 tonner with steered trailing axle, extremely easy to manoeuvre and flexible


The MAN TGM is extremely versatile, primarily thanks to its practical hole pattern and even top frame edge. This means that superstructures can be mounted on the chassis quickly, easily and cost-effectively, without the need to drill holes, which often compromise corrosion protection. The frame concept has been superbly designed, right down to the smallest detail. It allows any model in the TGM series to be upgraded with a variety of vehicle and superstructure functionalities. MAN Tronic, the tried-and-tested electronics structure based on CAN bus technology, and the existing interface for external data exchange (KSM) are used for this.

When travelling overnight, clear glass headlights with H7 bulbs or xenon gas discharge bulbs safely light up the road. When cornering, the cornering light provides additional illumination on request. In terms of the rear view, the mirror system has been designed in such a way that blind spots are virtually non-existent.

The MAN BrakeMatic® with Electronic Braking System (EBS) and brake assistant guarantees short braking distances when the vehicle is running out of space. Intelligent driver-assistance and safety systems, such as the ESP stability program and the optional LGS lane guard system, ensure that the vehicle stays reliably in the correct lane.

Emergency braking assistant (EBA)

A further safety system is available for the new TG vehicles from MAN: The EBA (Emergency Brake Assist). Statistics show that rear-end collisions occur frequently at the tail ends of traffic jams on motorways. When driving in dense traffic, the driver's view to the front is restricted, and hazard braking manoeuvres by the vehicles in front are often noticed too late. The aim of the assistant is to prevent, or at least reduce, the seriousness of rear-end collisions in these situations.

EBA responds to both the vehicles in front and stationary obstacles. If it detects a risk of collision and the driver does not respond to the warnings issued, the EBA initiates emergency braking.

Electronic Stability Program (ESP)

ESP is included in the MAN TGM Euro 6 version as standard.

Lane Guard System (LGS)

With the introduction of the new TG generation, the lane guard system (LGS) is now also available for the lightweight TGL and TGM series. The lane guard system warns the driver when the vehicle inadvertently leaves its lane.