Successful partnership: KNAUS and MAN
New: VAN WAVE 640 MEG VANSATION on MAN TGE
MAN and KNAUS are a strong team – as is shown by the successful VAN TI PLUS and VAN TI 640 MEG VANSATION models. Demand for these vehicles remains high – motorhomes on MAN TGE are dynamic, sporty and fitted with the latest assistance systems. And the many VANSATION features that make the VAN TI a KNAUS bestseller are just as popular. The new VAN WAVE 640 MEG VANSATION on the MAN TGE builds on this success.
The semi-integrated vehicle with practical lift bed, available from €71,999, features the innovative FoldXPand rear which adds length on the inside while retaining a compact exterior. The positioning of the furniture at an angle and the wave-shaped roof also make perfect use of the space. In addition, all superstructures are located behind the shaft and therefore do not affect the height of the vehicle. The standard dual-channel air suspension on the rear axle with compressor means the VAN WAVE offers the best driving comfort and maximum driving safety.
KNAUS created 190 cm of headroom under the lift bed (and 196 cm elsewhere in the living space) in the new VAN WAVE; the vehicle also has the largest VAN seating group, a side seat and comfortable 195 cm and 201 cm single beds, which can be extended to created a sunbathing area. The fittings also include: Cruise control with speed limiter, drowsiness detection, Truma CP-Plus, BluuWater water filter system, ambient lighting, heated waste water tank insulating hood, multifunction steering wheel, insect screen door, 17″ alloy wheels with original MAN tyres and Campovolo Gray awning and side panels. On request, the vehicle can be ordered with Alde heating.
Other highlights of the VAN WAVE VANSATION on MAN TGE
The VAN WAVE 640 MEG VANSATION with front-wheel drive, 140 hp and 6-speed manual transmission can also be ordered with 177 hp and 8-speed automatic transmission . The low gear ratio of the automatic transmission have a very positive effect on consumption and driving dynamics. The technically permissible total weight of the VANSATION of 3,500 kg can optionally be increased to 3,850 kg or 4,000 kg. Reducing the number of permitted seats in the drive mode from four to three or two increases load capacity or gives more space for equipment. 4
The many VANSATION features can be added to on request; options include alarm system, gas sensor, the Velocate GPS tracker, a lithium-ion battery, a battery master switch that can switch off all of the vehicle’s electrical consumers and thus avoid discharging the vehicle’s battery with standby power consumption, or the TVT body (top value technology), which makes the vehicle even more durable and rot-proof thanks to moisture-resistant polyurethane plastic strips and even better body stability (side wall, roof, rear wall and floor are bonded together) – while maintaining the same weight and insulation properties.
The Winter package equips the VAN WAVE for frosty temperatures with heated windscreen with thermal insulation glazing, heated washer jets in the front, electric floor heating and heated seats for the driver’s cab.
Thanks to high-beam assistance, fog lights incl. turning lights, LED main headlights with LED daytime driving lights and windscreen wiper interval circuit with rain sensor and automatic headlight control (reacts automatically in darkness and rain), the Light & Visibility package always ensures the best visibility even in bad weather.
The Energy Basic package includes a touch control panel with a user-friendly operating concept of interlinked components, incl. indoor and outdoor temperature sensors (instead of the standard control panel) and an intelligent charger with 25 A charging power. The Energy Plus package also includes an additional on-board battery and a battery sensor for the body battery.
Other MAN and VANSATION highlights
With the innovative MAN assistance systems you are always on the safe side. The VAN WAVE VANSATION comes fitted as standard with cruise control and speed limiter, hill start assistance, electronic immobiliser, drowsiness detection, ABS, emergency brake assistance, start-and-stop system with brake energy regeneration and electromechanical power steering. The electronically controlled ESP driving assistance system helps prevent skidding by selectively braking individual wheels, and the multi-collision brake automatically applies the vehicle’s emergency brakes if a collision is detected, helping to prevent secondary accidents.
Other MAN assistance systems can be ordered on request: adaptive cruise control (ACC) with speed limiter, lane departure warning and traffic sign recognition.
The multifunction display Plus with monochrome TFT display clearly shows information such as outside temperature, remaining range, average consumption, assistance systems and vehicle functions. The “MAN Media Van Business Navigation” is more than just a navigation system: In addition to the navigation function (which comes with a two-year license) with live traffic and regular MAN map updates, the 8″ TFT colour display with touchscreen and proximity sensor technology has two additional speakers, an AUX-IN interface, a USB port, Bluetooth connectivity for smartphones, the wireless MAN SmartLink (to connect smartphone to WiFi) and voice control. The original MAN cab seats with high-quality fitted seat covers in a KNAUS Wohnwelt design are height-adjustable and rotatable. Front and side windows can be darkened easily with the EXCLUSIVE cab darkening system. The practical KNAUS ServiceBox provides convenient access to all important elements of the supply technology via a flap in the side wall of the vehicle: Drain taps for fresh and waste water tank, fresh water tank filling opening, water filter system. The gas box is just as 5
accessible via a service door in the side wall. The gas cylinders are arranged longitudinally, which means they can be changed easily and individually.
Other highlights: Rear view camera, KNAUS CATEYE evolution tail light with exclusive night signature and dynamic indicators in LED technology as well as a comfort bathroom with swivelling washbasin wall and a high-quality bench toilet.