For ten years, Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus has been using MAN engines in approximately 50% of its product line. Nationalized and manufactured under its supervision at MWM's factory in São Paulo (SP), about 200,000 units already run throughout Latin America and Africa, and since last January can also be found in the brand's vehicles exported to Asia. The novelty brought to Brazil unprecedented technologies to comply with Euro 5 legislation, with wide consumer acceptance.
Originally developed and produced in Nuremberg, Germany, the arrival of MAN engines was preceded by adaptations and calibrations of VWCO Engineering, in addition to rigorous test batteries before being offered in trucks and buses of the brand. The four- and six-cylinder model D08, as well as the D26, are assembled in an exclusive area of MWM's São Paulo factory, belonging to Navistar, a company that is also part of the TRATON GROUP.
"With the MAN, we were pioneers in the market in offering euro 5 engines with EGR technology, which dispenses with the use of Arla 32 in its operation. One of its first units sold in a VW Constellation 24,280 truck exceeded 1 million kilometers in perfect condition and without any intervention, that is, the engine was never opened for grinding”, said Roberto Cortes, president and CEO of Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus.