Bauma 2019: A proven and reliable choice: The MAN XLION as a special model


When picturing an MAN vehicle that impresses entrepreneurs as well as drivers, we might imagine the following qualities: reliable, robust, enduring and practical. These exact qualities are what set the special model, MAN XLION, apart in daily operation.

  • Special equipment packages for long-haul transport, traction vehicles and distribution vehicles
  • A combination of factory-installed premium, segment-specific equipment with country-specific extras and service packages
  • Addition of the D15 engine in the XLION vehicle product range

The MAN XLION is king of the road with an optional eye-catching lion design on the sides of the cab. Additionally, each vehicle features the letters “XLION” on the cab doors. The X in the name of this powerful truck stands for “extreme”.

MAN is presenting one vehicle in the XLION design at the bauma 2019 trade show. The MAN TGX 18.510 4x2 BLS tipper semitrailer tractor, with its XLION lion design on its XLX cab, makes for an eye-catching exhibit at the MAN booth in Hall B4, Booth 325. In the new Euro 6 design, the D26 engine features an additional 10 hp and 100 Nm of torque, now generating 510 hp and a maximum torque of 2600 Nm. The vehicle is equipped with the new Comfort Steering and Lane Return Assist functions.

Segment-specific equipment packages

The XLION packages offer special equipment for long-haul transport, traction vehicles and distribution vehicles, and combine factory-installed premium, segment-specific equipment with country-specific extras and service packages. The equipment has been put together so that companies benefit from added value and drivers can rest easy in the comfort of their MAN vehicles.

Since the MAN XLION was presented at the IAA in September 2018, MAN is expanding its offer to include vehicles with the new D15 engine, as well as the version with 430 hp from the D26 engine series.

The MAN XLION Traction special model will in future be available for the MAN TGS series with an engine output of 330 hp to 510 hp. The construction site package is included in addition to the MAN sound system, the LED daytime driving lights and the off-road functionality for the ABS. This means it helps to boost work safety and transport reliability. Among other things, the package contains a more dirt-resistant interior design in the Urban Concrete colour, the air deflector plate under the engine to prevent dust circulation, the driver’s side construction step with a long support rail on the roof or the stone guard on the front of the radiator.

The MAN XLION Longhaul special model is used in long-haul transport as an MAN TGX, with all engine outputs up to the top model with 640 hp. The upgrades to the visual design and comfort include comprehensive cab equipment as part of the driver comfort package, the MAN sound system, the LED daytime driving lights and chrome trim on the bumper. If required, the steel bumper is now also available as a new feature.

The MAN XLION Distribution special model is available from MAN for both the TGL and TGM series with two axles and on-road drive, regardless of the engine output and cab size. The air-conditioning system, hands-free system for mobile phones and MAN sound system give the driver added comfort – just like the MAN driver comfort package. This package includes a multi-function steering wheel, driver’s comfort seat, comfort seat covers or central locking, depending on the cab model.

In all three MAN XLION special models, MAN combines a high-quality vehicle boasting industry-specific equipment with special After Sales conditions for the Service Contract Comfort and Comfort Super maintenance contracts.

Regional, market-specific upgrades for the MAN XLION

Depending on local requirements and the model in question, the sales organisations can offer special packages for equipment, financing and maintenance. Customers can select the Style Package, Safety Package, or custom installations from the MAN Truck Modification portfolio such as a wall unit on the cab rear wall, for example.

MAN digital services as an additional benefit

All vehicles are equipped with “MAN Essentials” and “MAN ServiceCare” as standard from the MAN Digital Services offering. As well as this, the “MAN Advance” service is added free of charge for the first six months. For the same amount of time, “MAN Perform” for long-haul transport or the “MAN Compliant” service for construction and distribution transport is also available.

“MAN Essentials” forms the basis, transmitting the vehicle position at 15-minute intervals and providing the fleet manager with relevant information for vehicle analysis. With “MAN ServiceCare”, vehicle data for planning maintenance appointments and servicing work is transmitted to the relevant MAN support centre, which helps both parties – the dispatcher and the workshop – to optimally plan maintenance appointments so as to minimise MAN truck downtimes as far as possible. “MAN Advance” extends the storage period of vehicle data from MAN Essentials to 25 months, the “MAN Perform” evaluation allows an analysis of data relating to the vehicle and driver, and finally, “MAN Compliant” helps with the download and archiving of driver card and tachograph data.