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MAN Lion’s City: comfortable and economical on the road

The MAN Lion’s City

At a glance

  • Impressively economical
    Energy management made easy: about 500 kg less weight, with new MAN D15 engine and optional MAN EfficientHybrid.
  • Comfortable all around
    You won’t want to get out of it: ergonomic, spacious and comfortable from cockpit to passenger compartment.
  • Simply reliable
    Maintenance-friendly and operationally reliable thanks to clever door technology and flexible fastening systems.

Award winning

The MAN D15 engine

Our MAN D15 engine with 280 to 360 HP

  • Displacement: 9 litres
  • Developed for almost every use
  • Ideal weight of 900 kg

Digital mirror replacement system: MAN OptiView
Digital mirror replacement system: MAN OptiView

  • Digital exterior cameras replace the mirror arms
  • Extended field of vision with significantly reduced blind spot
  • Displays automatically adjust to the ambient brightness

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MAN Traffic Sign Detection
MAN Traffic Sign Detection

  • Reliably detects currently applicable guidelines
  • Also warns the driver when speeding
  • Helps increase safety and reduces the driver’s workload

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MAN Turn Assist
MAN Turn Assist

  • Monitors areas difficult to see on the co-driver’s side
  • Warns of dangerous situations when turning
  • 3-stage warning through an LED band in the A-pillar

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Electronic stability control
Electronic Stability Programme (ESP)

  • Dynamic stability in critical driving situations
  • Prevents the vehicle from turning over
  • Assists the driver when there is a risk of oversteering or understeering

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Electronic brake control
Electronic brake system (EBS) & MAN BrakeMatic

  • Stability and manoeuvrability during emergency braking
  • The vehicle does not skid at loss of traction
  • Maintaining a constant speed when driving downhill

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The virtually wear-free MAN EfficientHybrid automatic start-stop system offers you even more economic advantages. Thanks to our smart energy management system, the diesel engine switches off when the vehicle stops, while the energy generated during every braking process is converted into electrical supply. The utilised braking energy relieves the diesel engine and reduces emissions, wear and fuel consumption.

MAN EfficientHybrid briefly explained

Good connection: Efficiency and ecology

We pave the way for intelligent energy management everyone can benefit from.

How MAN EfficientHybrid works

The courage to try something new is the best drive. MAN EfficientHybrid, for example, puts you three times ahead: fewer pollutant and noise emissions, lower fuel consumption and less wear. All this is achieved by a well thought-out system that uses energy that would otherwise be wasted.

Space for innovation

A robust and wear-free electric motor is used between the engine and the gearbox. It serves as a crankshaft starter generator and – together with an UltraCap energy accumulator system placed on the roof and a smart control system – increases the energy efficiency of your buses.

A hybrid through and through

By the way: City buses with MAN EfficientHybrid are officially registered as hybrid buses. This is a clear advantage for every city – also paying off in terms of image.

A team that moves a lot

Integrated crankshaft starter generator

It is connected to the flywheel housing of the engine and works both as a generator and as an electric starter.

Since the conventional starter is not needed for these starting processes, its service life is significantly extended.

When the bus brakes, it generates electricity through the resulting mechanical energy.

When starting, it converts the previously gathered electrical energy back into kinetic energy.

UltraCap energy accumulator

The 48 volt UltraCap energy accumulator is made up of multiple individual cells with high-performance capacitors.

The high-performance capacitors are able to store and release high amounts of electrical energy particularly quickly. Plus, they are lighter and more compact than conventional rechargeable batteries.

Here, electrical energy is stored electrostatically, this means without chemical processes as with conventional batteries.

Intelligent energy management

The self-learning energy management system uses energy where it is needed most.

While stopped, it supplies the vehicle electrical system. While driving, it supports – depending on the amount of stored electricity – the diesel engine with electric drive power.

The goal: maximum possible savings in fuel consumption and pollutant emissions.

MAN EfficientHybrid goal by goal

Driving cycle

When the vehicle slows down before coming to a halt at a red light or the next station, the crankshaft starter generator converts the generated brake energy into electrical energy (1). The electricity gathered in this process is then safely stored in the high-performance capacitors of the UltraCap module.

While the vehicle is at standstill, the MAN EfficientHybrid system turns off the combustion engine (2). At the same time, the UltraCap accumulator takes over the supply of the vehicle electrical system. All functions, such as opening and closing of the doors, operation of the interior lighting and the ventilation are now supplied with power by the accumulator.

Once driving off again, the crankshaft starter generator uses the available energy from the UltraCap capacitors to start the combustion engine.

If sufficient energy is available in the UltraCap module, the EfficientHybrid system also supplies the vehicle electrical system with power while driving (3). In addition, the crankshaft starter generator can use excess stored energy to act as an additional hybrid drive and thereby take some of the load off the combustion engine.

Technical data

Storage capacity Ultra-Cap energy accumulator 40 Wh
Crankshaft starter generator (CSG) or integrated starter generator (ISG) Three-phase reluctance machine
Cooling system Air cooling
Max. output 12 kW
Max. torque 220 Nm
Additional weight 170 kg
Registration as hybrid vehicle Yes
Stop-start function Yes
Supply of the vehicle electrical system Yes
Support for the combustion engine Yes

Services you can count on.

While you take care of your passengers, we take care of your concerns. MAN service contracts cover every service you need: from a simple oil service to the MAN uptime guarantee up to various options for extended warranty. Longer opening hours, maintenance-friendly concepts, a comprehensive service network and much more are prerequisites for a good and long cooperation.

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Did you know that operating costs make up the second largest cost block of your TCO?

Compare the TCO now and save up to 16 % fuel with the new MAN Lion’s City EfficientHybrid.
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