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MAN G90 cab preview

26th August 1993, Page 10
26th August 1993
Page 10
Page 10, 26th August 1993 — MAN G90 cab preview
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by Gerlach Fronemann and John Kendall.

• This is the first photograph (below) of MANs 7.5-10-tonne GVW G90 replacement cab, caught by CM's cameraman during testing in Germany. It is due to be launched in October.

Subtle changes have been made to the cab since it was last seen on Steyr rigids and tractive units. The protruding roofmounted side lamp repeaters have been replaced by flush units fitted to the front of the cab. Gone are the air deflectors on the front cab corners and beneath the windscreen. Behind the tape,

there appear to be changes to the flip-down front panel: it is slightly deeper than before with angled vertical grille bars, similar to those found on the heavier Steyr cab.

Beneath that, the headlamps, indicators and driving lights are all incorporated in a new onepiece moulded bumper.

The new design has a twopiece air intake flanked by the driving lights and a new design of wrap-round indicators.

The changes extend to the cab sides. The steps have been completely redesigned; a single step replacing the two steps of the previous cab. The door panels are also different. Instead of the sloping, tapered-edge window line the MAN has a horizontal window line with a flat panel pressing. The roof hatch appears to be larger than before.

As predicted (CM 5-11 August), power will come from a charge-cooled four-cylinder 4.58litre engine developing 112kW (150hp) which is expected to meet the 1996 Euro-2 limits.

The changes to the cab are unlikely to be confined to the new MAN G90 cab, because of tooling costs. Apart from the Steyr models, the cab is also used by ERF for its ES6 and ES8s. Alterations to the ERF cab are expected next month and these are likely to incorporate the changes made for the MAN launch.

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