The MAN Lion’s Coach is voted “Coach of the Year 2020”

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The MAN Lion’s Coach is voted “Coach of the Year 2020”

MAN Lion’s Coach: Driving dynamics meet efficiency

With our MAN Lion’s Coach long-distance buses and coaches, you can now travel with even greater comfort, reliability, safety and efficiency.

Their appearance and equipment are as confident and elegant as they are impressive and functional. And their technical inner workings provide pure driving dynamics and consistent efficiency: The new MAN Lion’s Coach guarantees outstanding driving comfort, with a drive power of up to 510 HP. And all this with low fuel consumption and compliance with the strict emission standard Euro 6.

A lion you can always rely on: With its technically advanced components with long-term reliability and the comprehensive service offered by MAN, the Lion among coaches guarantees optimal vehicle availability and a maximum level of utilisation.

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A mighty lion gets even stronger

The MAN Lion’s Coach – the trusty backbone of your fleet

MAN’s commercial vehicle expertise and service at its best.

Reliability has a whole new meaning with the MAN Lion’s Coach. With its powerful common-rail engines, perfectly tuned gearbox and extended service intervals, the Lion’s Coach can now be on the move for longer, with more power and efficiency guaranteed.

We promise you maximum vehicle availability thanks to:

… a superbly designed and highly efficient driveline
combined with fuel-efficient assistance systems*.

… a noticeable reduction in time spent at the workshop
thanks to the extended service intervals and the MAN service interval calculator.

… full light-emitting diode headlights
that can take care of all light functions at the front and rear for increased active safety throughout the vehicle’s service life.

… much higher resistance to corrosion
as the innovative manufacturing process means there is no need for the engine compartment flap to have a steel frame (no compromise is made on dimensional stability as a result).

… a new multi-part front panel concept
with a significant improvement to the kinematics. Alongside the optimised operating concept, it is now easier to get hold of and replace individual parts, meaning that the costs of repairs and the time taken for servicing can be cut down.

… full support with MAN services:
from repair and maintenance management and the ideal financing solution to professional driver training sessions and mobility assistance.

The MAN Lion’s Coach – an investment that pays off from the word go

MAN quality down to the last detail with maximum vehicle availability guaranteed

Are you looking for a vehicle concept that is tailored perfectly to suit your needs? Maybe you want a reliable partner who is by your side to help with your day-to-day tasks?

As a fully dedicated commercial vehicle manufacturer with plenty of experience and a comprehensive range of services, MAN can offer you a coach that will help you push back against cost pressure with ease in the form of the Lion’s Coach.

Boasting unbeatable efficiency and low operating costs, this is a vehicle you can really rely on and an investment that pays off from the word go and with every kilometre covered. What’s more, with the EfficientLine package, you can get your hands on components that increase efficiency and are perfectly coordinated with one another.


The optimally tuned driveline
brings down the TCO by a considerable margin thanks to the reduction in fuel consumption and wear.

Further fuel savings
are effected by the MAN EfficientCruise®* GPS-assisted cruise control together with MAN EfficientRoll®, a smart system which works ahead to intervene in the gear selection.

The longer rear-axle ratio
also has a positive impact on fuel consumption.

And last but not least, MAN has even managed
to extend the service intervals thanks to technological enhancements, keeping the Lion’s Coach reliably on the road for even longer.

The MAN Lion’s Coach – comfort you’ll love

For an unforgettable travel experience

Anyone who has ever set foot on a MAN Lion’s Coach will know that the holiday begins the moment you step on board. Passengers are treated to a warm and welcoming atmosphere as they are wowed by the state-of-the art technology and modern design inside. Not to mention that the equipment more than lives up to the demands of the digital age.

And that’s not just for the passengers! The Lion’s Coach is a treat for the driver too, with the ergonomically designed cockpit providing a thoroughly relaxing and pleasant working environment.


The coordinated colour scheme,
indirect light-emitting diode lighting and large front roof dome all add up to an attractive interior climate.

The equipment of the seats,
including the MAN Multimedia Coach infotainment system, tablet holder, USB ports and adjustable headrests, enables passengers to sit back and enjoy their own personal travel experience.

The new generation of shock absorbers
and the optimised chassis configuration guarantee maximum driving comfort.

The new generously sized glass skylights
with UV filtration fill the interior with more light and a brighter atmosphere.

The optimised cockpit
has a new storage concept and improved switch set-up, creating an even more attractive working environment for the driver.

Are you curious to see what the exterior and interior of your MAN Lion’s Coach could look like? Now you can design your coach the way you want it!

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Always on the safe side with the MAN Lion’s Coach

Safety that impresses

As well as being a sound investment, the MAN Lion’s Coach also guarantees maximum safety for all passengers thanks to innovative assistance systems*, the torsion-proof skeleton with fire protection, and the bigger glass skylight, which makes it even easier to escape in case of emergency.

The cockpit has been revised too – it now features an even more user-friendly operating concept and helps to significantly increasing safety levels on journeys.

Modifications to the interior for increased safety

The ergonomically designed cockpit
offers intuitive operation while driving, meaning that the driver can fully concentrate on the road.

The new, bigger glass skylight/emergency exit hatch
features high UV filtration to protect passengers from the sun and offers increased safety by providing an easier option of escape in case of emergency.

New skeleton design in line with ECE R66.02.

  • Torsion-proof skeleton with fire and smoke detection system
  • Patented ‘pipe-in-pipe’ technology
  • Use of high-strength steels
  • Extremely stable roll bar with additional inner pipe near the B-pillar and at the rear.

Innovative assistance systems*

The skylight and large windows create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in the Lion’s Coach
Comfortable seats with tablet holder and USB port
The ergonomic and user-friendly Lion’s Coach cockpit
The rear of the MAN Lion’s Coach – modern design and functionality
The MAN Lion’s Coach with open luggage compartment cover

Unique sense of space

The new large glass dome in the roof features UV filtration and lets extra light into the passenger area. During the hours of darkness, a continuous light-emitting diode strip gives off warm white light, creating a pleasant, welcoming atmosphere.

The comfort of modern mobility

The timelessly elegant, perfectly coordinated colour scheme and the impressive seat equipment, including a tablet holder and a USB port, enable passengers to sit back and enjoy a travel experiences tailored to their requirements.

A driver’s dream: the cockpit

Unbeatable in its design, colour scheme, ergonomics and ease of use, the MAN Lion’s Coach provides a pleasant working environment for the driver.

Strong. Confident. Modern.

The rear of the MAN Lion’s Coach boasts an impressive design with clean, flowing lines. Modern and unmistakeably MAN.

An elegant and functional profile

With its timeless design and well-balanced proportions, the MAN Lion’s Coach is the perfect modernisation of a proven vehicle concept.

Both powerful and efficient

Our MAN Lion’s Coach allows you to travel efficiently, reliably and eco-friendly. The six-cylinder engines of the D26 series provide up to 510 HP drive power, with low fuel consumption and long maintenance intervals. The latest MAN technologies for engine efficiency and emission control ensure compliance with the Euro 6 standard. And with our MAN TipMatic Coach and Eco Life we have a suitable solution for every possible use.

Highly efficient power pack with Euro 6

The latest generation of our proven MAN D26 engines, with up to 510 HP and 2,600 Nm torque, ensures that the MAN Lion’s Coach reaches its destination with more power and efficiency. Despite having 10 HP more power than the previous version, our new D26 engines weigh 70 kg less and meet all the requirements of the Euro 6 standard. The Common-Rail engines have highly effective exhaust-gas cleaning with SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) and the EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) system. Technical developments such as optimised thermal management, the two-stage fuel filtration system or the actuation on-demand of the three-phase alternators by means of the LIN (Local Interconnect Network) interface additionally provide the best in motor performance.

Smart gearbox for outstanding driving comfort

Smart gearbox technology ensures that power is converted into dynamics as effectively as possible in your MAN Lion’s Coach: The MAN TipMatic® Coach automated 12-speed manually operated gearbox selects the right gear for every driving situation and adapts the engine speed during gear changes. In direct 11th gear, the automatic gearbox achieves an efficiency level of 99.7 %. Its SmartShifting function combines a fast shifting sequence through SpeedShifting across all gears with upshift assistance and gear selection according to the current driving situation. The integrated tilt sensor provides special assistance when moving off. The automatic gearbox uses the additional sensor data and reliably detects the right gear according to vehicle weight and the current landscape topography.

Our MAN TipMatic® Coach gearbox also achieves top marks when it comes to noise and reliability. Technical developments decrease the operating noise of the gearbox by 6 dB(A) in comparison to the previous model. And we were able to increase the service life of the mechatronics 1.6-fold. The TipMatic® Coach gearbox will of course always offer you the choice between fully automatic and manual gearshifts.

EcoLife automatic gearbox

Impressive gearshift logic

The 6-speed EcoLife automatic gearbox optimises your driving performance in more ways than one: in stop-and-go city traffic, on short cross-country trips and on mountain tours. The modified gear set enables early upshifting, maintains the thrust moment down to first gear and reduces speed in all gears. The rolling function keeps the engine idling when going down a minor downhill gradient. Both of these technical highlights deliver the same result: saving fuel and energy.

Also benefit from the phenomenal coasting feature: preventing interruptions in traction and giving your MAN Lion’s Coach occasional breathers can extend the vehicle’s service life.

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The MAN Lion’s Coach – efficiency in motion

If you are looking for a cost-effective way to put your business idea into action and want state-of-the-art equipment that offers maximum functionality and is a sound investment, the technologically and visually enhanced MAN Lion’s Coach will be ideal for your fleet. This is a solid vehicle you can truly rely on. The highly efficient coach exudes power and strength, yet actually saves on fuel and is based on a sustainable driving concept.

The MAN Lion’s Coach – passengers sit back and enjoy the ride.

Profitability meets pure perfection

Developed with the daily challenges of our customers in mind, every last detail of the MAN Lion’s Coach has a focus on efficiency. What makes this vehicle such a success in day-to-day operations, however, is the fact that it appeals to business owners, drivers and passengers alike. Fleet managers are won over by the outstanding profitability offered by maximum uptime, whilst drivers and passengers rate the exceptional comfort highly.

13-metre version over two axles for even more space for luggage

Even more room to evoke emotion

Looking for a little extra length? With the addition of the new 13-metre version over two axles, the MAN Lion’s Coach range now features the perfect solution to ensure that your fleet is optimised for your requirements. Boasting up to 59 seats and much more space for bags and cases in the luggage compartment and storage compartments, this comfortable coach can be tailored much more effectively to suit specific needs.

MAN EfficientLine package

The EfficientLine package for the MAN Lion’s Coach: less fuel, less wear, more efficiency.

The EfficientLine package is MAN’s combination of an optimally tuned driveline with additional fuel-efficient features. All of the components have been put together with the aim of guaranteeing maximum efficiency. This means that fuel consumption is reduced by a considerable margin, whilst wear is minimised and your overall operating costs are kept as low as possible.

The EfficientLine package includes:

Efficient driveline

  • TipMatic® Coach gearbox with smart start-up and gear-shifting strategies, which lowers fuel consumption and significantly improves driving comfort and safety
  • EfficientCruise®* GPS-assisted cruise control and EfficientRoll® gearbox function that also pre-emptively controls the rolling function via GPS connection, for even more efficiency and comfort when driving
  • Long axle ratio of i = 2.73 which results in reduced consumption and wear as well as less noise

Efficient features

  • ACC Adaptive Cruise Control* for avoiding unnecessary acceleration and braking
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring (TPM) to prevent vehicles from being driven with incorrect tyre pressure
  • Full light-emitting diode headlights for longer durability and less energy consumption
  • Alloy wheel rims for reduced vehicle weight
  • Anti-theft alarm system

* Within the limits of the system.

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