Neoplan Tourliner

The NEOPLAN Tourliner: a fixture on European roads for 20 years

13 September 2023

MAN Truck & Bus will be presenting at Busworld 2023 in Brussels the NEOPLAN Tourliner of the new model year which has received a major technical upgrade with for instance the OptiView digital mirror-replacement system. To coincide with the 20-year anniversary of the NEOPLAN Tourliner, the model will also be launched as a particularly high quality Diamond Edition.

The NEOPLAN Tourliner coach was launched as a new entry-level class 20 years ago. Following shortly after MAN's takeover of Gottlob Auwärter GmbH & Co KG in Stuttgart-Möhringen, this was one of the first coaches to be built on the common MAN technology platform. More than 3,850 vehicles have been sold since its launch – two thirds of them in the popular 12-metre two-axle version. The Tourliner was also one of the first models from the drawing board of the newly set up NEOPLAN design department headed by Michael Streicher (Exterior) and Andrea Lipp (Interior). The second generation of the Tourliner was presented in 2016 and has

the distinctive Sharp Cut design. Its aerodynamic design was revamped to achieve improvements of around 20 per cent. A key element of the design is created by visually breaking up the wide forward-oriented B-pillar so that passengers in the first seat row can still easily see outside – and the exterior appearance is given a special look at the same time. This “special look” can be recognised in the "transparent wings" of the 20-year campaign logo. Over the years the Tourliner received interior enhancements with features such as a floor in boat deck look, the chrome handrails, and the backlit elements on the luggage racks.

Neoplan Tourliner 2

The Tourliner is available in four variants. The smallest variant with a length of 12.1 metres seats for a maximum of 53 passengers. The three-axle medium-sized variant – the Tourliner C with a length of 13.4 metres – can accommodate up to 57 passengers. The extra-long two-axle vehicle followed as the latest addition to the family at the Busworld 2017. The two-axle version of the Tourliner C with a length of 13.1 metres is optimised, in particular, for maximum seating, offering up to 59 seats – according to Neoplan “ideal for long-distance scheduled service”. As the largest variant with a length of 13.9 metres the three-axle Tourliner L offers space for up to 63 passengers.