The introduction of the new MAN trucks for Euro6 means the end of the V8 engine. This big banger was developed together with Liebherr for big yellow iron machines and if you ask me, that is where it belongs.
At the presentation of the Euro6 models MAN anounched the end of the V8 in about two years time. For a truck the V8 was a maybe a litle to much. We never got one on test for fuel and that may have a reason..
For Euro6 MAN developed a new six-in-line 15,2 liters engine for the top range. The V8 was up to 680, so 700 Hp must come in sight. Now with MAN, Scania and Volkswagen as one big happy family you would espect MAN to just borrow the V8 from Scania but that is not going to happen. Funny detail here is that the new CEO of MAN Håkan Samuelsson comes from Scania, but he probably tries to keep the brand image of both separate. I think that is smart, because it makes the Scania V8 even more unique than it already was.
Håkan Samuelsson WAS the CEO and President of MAN. This was a worse time for MAN and even Scania before.
Anders Nielson will head MAN Truck & Bus AG from the 1rst of September.
The upcoming 15,2 l-R6 is lend from Navistar.
I wonder if it’s the Navistar 15,2 liter. This engine is based on an outgoing Caterpillar block. Furthermore Navistar has immens problems with it non compliant EPA 2010 engines. I hardly can imagine MAN will literally burn it’s hands using this engine.