In partnership with: Neoplan Tourliner P10
ENGINE 12.4-litre six-cylinder MAN D26 POWER 309kW (420bhp) @1,800rpm
EMISSIONS Euro 6c using EGR and SCR GEARBOX ZF EcoLife six-speed automatic TYRES 315/80 R22.5
Kiel Avance 1020 seats are
standard, as are USB charging
points and slide-apart function
Tourliner P10’s additional
length is all in the wheelbase
The Neoplan Tourliner has entered a new segment of the market with the
P10: High capacity on two axles. We test one of the fi rst UK models
Two-axle coaches are seeing a renewed
impetus. Several manufacturers have
added products in this segment that were
previously unavailable to UK buyers,
and MAN is among them, with the
13.1m Neoplan Tourliner P10.
With a centre sunken toilet and
Neoplan’s standard kitchen, 57 passengers
are carried; delete the toilet and that fi gure
increases to 59.
As is usual for a coach in its sector, the
P10 is designed with ease of use in mind.
Standard specifi cation includes the
ZF EcoLife gearbox.
Also standard is an excellent reverse
camera. The Kiel Avance 1020 seat used
is comfortable and durable.
The P10 has a number of minor design
differences to the existing 12.1m two-axle
P21 to accommodate additional length
and weight, but otherwise it fits into the
Tourliner family well.
The P10’s additional length is within the
wheelbase, a substantial 7.05m. As a result,
it has three manual locker doors on each
side between the axles.
Passenger service units are much
improved on the new Tourliner, while
leg room on the P10 is adequate; it is
no different to what would be expected
in any other high-capacity two-axle coach.
The 420bhp driving through a torqueconverter
gearbox would suggest brisk
performance. That is indeed the case.
Passenger acceptance will be good,
and there is no impression of seats being
packed in to achieve a high capacity. The
travelling environment is further boosted
by very low noise levels, a smooth ride and
generally good views.
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