What is the axis in buses

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Well equipped in every situation: MAN buses are optimally equipped for their use in every respect. Depending on the type of application, suitable axles are installed in the buses.

Portal axle (rear axle)

As the drive axle, MAN is installing, among other things, a MAN ZF portal axle with a center drive offset to the left.


  • Low maintenance
  • Small space requirement due to the outer planetary design of the drive axle
  • Low floor heights in the area of ​​the rear axle due to the special construction of the portal axle (lowering of the weight-optimized axle bridge and side-mounted differential)

Hypoid axle (rear axle)

In addition to the portal axle, a maintenance-friendly MAN hypoid axle is also used as the drive axle on some MAN buses.


  • Less wear and higher drive torque due to larger gear surfaces
  • Minimal loss of performance and low running noise
  • Low dead weight and large payload

Rigid axle (front axle)

The rigid axles as front axles are equipped with disc brakes.


  • Robust and active driving
  • Increased driving safety and significantly reduced body movements
  • Great comfort

Independent suspension: Highly comfortable independent wheel suspensions are available for coaches and intercity buses.