minibuses. Based on the successful MAN TGE van, the company’s minibuses have enjoyed a rousing reception on the market since their launch in 2018, with around 500 vehicles sold in Europe. Now, the range is gaining a new addition in the form of a comfortable touring vehicle designed to accommodate up to 16 passengers. Available in a diesel model and as the fully electric eTGE combi, the TGE combi version of this vehicle is an impressively versatile choice for transporting small groups. While the TGE City is made primarily for urban passenger transport and the sturdy TGE Intercity is at home in shuttle and leisure services, on hotel feeder lines and as a multi-purpose vehicle, the new MAN TGE Coach is ideal for anything from shuttle services and occasional transport requirements through to shorter journeys.
The new addition to MAN’s minibus range is the TGE Coach, which is based on an extra-long panel van with an M2-class high roof (7.4 metres long, 2.62 metres high without the air-conditioning system). Especially during journeys on motorways, the TGE Coach achieves outstanding consumption values and an excellent drag coefficient value of Cd 0.33, placing it right at the head of the competition in the efficiency race. To achieve this, the largest available version of the inline-four engine is installed as standard, with common rail injection and twin-turbocharging. Proven and tested, the modern two-litre engine produces a substantial maximum torque value of 410 Newton metres at an output of 177 hp (130 kW)
Able to accommodate five tonnes of gross train weight, this exclusive touring vehicle can be fitted out with 16 seats in various configurations, making it the ideal choice for small tour groups and shuttle services. The seats meet high standards of quality and are available in two leather designs or with materials from MAN’s full bus collection. They are equipped with three-point seat belts and fixed permanently to the vehicle in all cases.
Working on the basis of the TGE van, MAN is converting some of its model range into fully fledged minibuses at its Bus Modification Center in Plauen, Germany. Internationally, MAN is also working with 20 certified body manufacturers including Baltic expert ALTAS, which is now producing the TGE Coach to MAN’s exacting quality standards alongside one of the TGE Intercity models and the TGE City.