MAN XXL Cab
Two years after MAN brought us the 560hp 15-litre TGX D38, the brand has released the new XXL cab, a big-cab option with more than 600hp on tap
The major noise in European truckmaking has released the new XXL Cab, a big-cab option with more than 600hp on tap
The MAN XXL cab was unveiled for ATN at the Penske Commercial Vehicles facility in Brisbane on May 30, with the very first being handed over to an eager customer.
Initially, the XXL cab looks much the same, but step inside and you’d need to be seven-foot tall to have headroom issues – this is a true walk-through cab.
The XXL cab offers 2,030mm of in-cab height, 210mm more than the XLX cab and 490mm more than the standard XL cab within the TGX range.
A plus for the new model, perhaps even bigger than the cab itself, is an increase in engine power, with the proven D38 now offered in Euro 6c 640hp (477kW) guise.
The 640hp variant produces its peak torque of 3,000Nm from a low 930rpm, up 100Nm over the lower-spec 580hp option.
Penske Commercial Vehicles managing director Kevin Dennis says the decision to bring the XXL cab to Australia is one that comes at a time the MAN brand needs a true flagship model.
“I’ve always believed every brand should have a flagship truck and on the Western Star side we have the 6900,” Dennis says. “The XXL cab is that flagship that we need for the MAN brand and 640hp makes us very competitive in terms of the power