MAN Truck & Bus

People standing in front of a MAN truck, historical photo

MAN Moments

Decisive moments in the history of MAN

A MAN truck from the year 1951A MAN truck from the year 1951

1951

The F8 truck was presented at the IAA in 1951 and became the motor for the economic miracle. Even a film featured the most powerful vehicle of its time.

A MAN truck from the year 1971A MAN truck from the year 1971

1971

Ahead of its time: even in 1971 MAN was testing automated driving – but without digital technology. These early experiments laid the foundations for platooning and automated transportation today.

A MAN truck from the year 1972A MAN truck from the year 1972A MAN truck from the year 1972

1972

Athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games were transported in environmentally friendly natural gas buses provided by MAN. At that time, alternative drive systems were a sensation. Today they are an integral part of MAN's mobility services.

A MAN truck from the year 1973A MAN truck from the year 1973A MAN truck from the year 1973

1973

MAN introduced a number of truck models from Büssing into its portfolio in the 1970s under the name MAN-Büssing. The 16 U was distinguished by a special feature in truck building: an underfloor engine.

A MAN truck from the year 1981A MAN truck from the year 1981A MAN truck from the year 1981

1981

MAN introduced the anti-lock braking system into series production at the beginning of the 1980s. This safety feature remains highly effective today.

A MAN truck from the year 1986A MAN truck from the year 1986

1986

The MAN F90 series stood for leading-edge technology in heavy trucks until the mid-1990s. It set new standards in terms of efficiency, environmental friendliness and comfort.