Our local products in China

The market for commercial vehicles has become more global in recent years: With the economic boom of the emerging markets in the Far East and South America, there has been an enormous demand for trucks and buses. As a global Group, ZF is present in all markets – including China.

However, the demands on commercial vehicles are diverse, affecting their tasks as well as their areas of application. Regional conditions, such as climate and infrastructure, require specific developments. In order to tailor products to the regions, ZF is precisely studying and analyzing its markets. In collaboration with vehicle manufacturers, ZF develops and produces precise drive systems in line with the design-to-market principle.

The following section focuses on China specific ZF products and gives an overview of what ZF is specifically doing in the Far East market.


6-speed manual transmission for buses and coaches 6S1350BO/ 6S1650BO

6S1350BO/ 6S1650BO


  • 6 perfectly stepped ratios
  • Easy, safe shifting thanks to ZF-Servoshift
  • Low noise level thanks to helical-cut gears
  • Low weight light-alloy housing
  • Increased safety for passengers and vehicle

6-speed manual transmission for coaches/ 6S500



  • Light-weight, aluminum housing
  • Optimized gear ratio for low fuel consumption
  • Low noise emission through optimized helical gears
  • Interlock system to prevent mis-shifts
  • Maintenance-free synchronizers over full transmission lifetime
  • Lifetime oil fill available
  • High flexibility for peripherical devices (optional PTO and parking brake)
  • Applicable for different engines and clutch systems

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