MAN KickdownDeactivation

Kickdown deactivation with the MAN TipMatic Efficiency driving program

For the MAN TipMatic Efficiency driving program, the kickdown switch is active as standard. By over-throttling, i.e. depressing the accelerator, the automatic gearbox shifts down one or more gears. This leads to increased fuel consumption. But with MAN KickdownDeactivation the vehicle drives continuously with the comfort-oriented and fuel-saving gearshift strategy of the TipMatic Efficiency driving program.

Optimises the MAN TipMatic Efficiency driving program

Increases economy through fuel savings


Easy installation and payment

  • After booking, the over-the-air feature is transmitted to the vehicle via mobile internet and made permanently available via a guided installation process.
  • Settlement takes place via a one-off payment.

Prerequisites for the use

  • The over-the-air feature is available for MAN trucks in EU27+3 from model year 2022 with an installed and activated on-board telematics module (...).
  • Another requirement for the upgrade includes an installed MAN TipMatic Efficiency automated manual gearbox.
  • MAN Now checks whether your vehicle meets these and any other requirements for the feature before booking.

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MAN Driver App

Breakdown? Always an unwelcome break. So, whenever quick support is needed, the MAN DriverApp is there to help. For example with the emergency breakdown call. Or with a damage report. It networks driver, fleet manager and workshop and shows the way to the nearest MAN dealership. But our MAN DriverApp supports MAN drivers not only in an emergency. Moreover, it offers – in line with the vehicle and its current use – a wide range of additional functions to ease the driver’s daily routine.

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