In addition to increasing the power output of the new eight-cylinder engine, the engineers are deliberately counting on the consistent reliability of MAN engines. "The base engine of the E3268 has already proven itself for many years in agricultural machinery, marine engines, and in the heavy-duty truck sector. On this basis, MAN has perfected a reliable engine developed in line with the latest technology and subjected it to comprehensive field trials", said Gossner. The new technology includes a 4-valve cylinder head optimized for the charge cycle, and reduction of friction inside the engine through use of, for instance, roller tappets or special sliding bearings. A new feature for customers is electronic data recording using sensors for parameters important for operation such as coolant temperature, boost pressure, and oil pressure. With a CAN interface these data can be easily made available for controlling the system.