The MAN Lion’s City, an careful star


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Impressive fuel assets of 10.2% on a exam expostulate comparing Euro 6 vs. a EEV prototype

In a analogous dimensions of dual 12-metre city buses done in 2012 (EEV) and 2015 (Euro 6), a newer car achieved fuel assets of over 10% underneath real-life handling conditions. This is considerable acknowledgment of a potency measures that have been ceaselessly implemented in new years. The fuel assets were dynamic underneath a organisation of TÜV Süd, both underneath genuine conditions on a city travel circuit in Munich as good as on 1 and 2 cycle synthetic SORTs (Standardised On-Road Test).

In further to several weight-reducing measures and Euro 6 empty technology, there are also innovations such as Idle Shutdown, softened involuntary delivery program as good as power-saving interior lighting and LED displays, that come into play here. Other pivotal facilities such as ZF EcoLife Step 3 (software update), a dual theatre atmosphere compressor with an auto-idle fuel complement and a optimised cooling also assistance to revoke fuel consumption.

To safeguard that a dimensions formula were comparable, both of a vehicles were precisely weighed and installed to a prescribed SORT measuring weight, holding a weight-reducing measures in a stream indication of a city train into account.

Both of a buses were driven by veteran drivers: The Munich open ride association MVV assisted in a exam by providing dual train drivers who routinely work scheduled services and switched places median by a route.

All of a exam drives took place on a track of approx. 70 kilometres in total, with a atmosphere conditioning switched on to safeguard it was underneath real-life conditions. The Euro 6 train yielded a fuel expenditure advantage of 8% on a synthetic SORT cycle compared to a EEV train done in 2012.

The city circuit in Munich, that was done in churned trade (and so not on a apart train lane), done a fuel expenditure advantage even clearer, with a Euro 6 train regulating 11.4% reduction fuel than the EEV predecessor.

Applied to standard inner-city trade in European cities, this amounts to intensity assets of 10.2%.

The potency measures compensate off in tough money assets for customers, with fuel costs accounting for a poignant suit of life cycle costs.