Efficient tour through Russia: MAN tests optimised trucks for Russian long-haul transport

The "Consistently Efficient Tour" drives over 10,000 kilometres through Russia

After more than 90,000 kilometres achieved in West Europe in 2011 and South Africa in 2012, the "Consistently Efficient Tour" is coming to Russia in 2013. Throughout August, MAN Truck & Bus will tour through Russia. The journey begins in the southern town of Sochi, the venue of the next Winter Olympics, and goes through the Asian city of Jekaterinburg to Moscow. A MAN TGS WW and a reference vehicle will drive to eleven MAN support points between the Black Sea and the Ural mountains, where the vehicles will be presented to the customers.

MAN will compare the fuel consumption of a MAN TGS WW tractor optimised for Russian long-haul transport – equipped with an aerodynamically shaped cab and MAN TipMatic gearbox – with a conventional TGS WW truck. Both vehicles will be loaded with 20 tons and will thus drive under real conditions. Driver trainers of MAN ProfiDrive will accompany the tour and ensure that the entire tour is driven in a way that is economic and that reduces CO2. Around 10,000 timed kilometres will thus be brought together.

The results of the comparison will be published at the Comtrans commercial vehicle fair that takes place mid-September in Moscow.

"MAN trucks already enjoy an excellent reputation in Russia" says Jörg Mommertz, Managing Director of MAN Truck & Bus Russia. "With the Consistently Efficient Tour 2013, we want to show our customers once again that our vehicles are best in class, also in terms of fuel consumption."