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Voith Retarder 115 E – greater comfort, lower costs

    The Voith Retarder 115 E is a high-performance step-up gear retarder with its own transmission-independent oil supply. The GO/VR 115 E Transmission-Retarder System was developed together with Daimler AG especially for buses. The system is used in numerous Mercedes-Benz and Setra series as well as in buses from Van Hool, VDL, MAN and Neoplan.

    Features and benefits

    • Compact design
    • Higher safety
    • Higher driving comfort
    • Higher economic efficiency
    • Increased eco-friendliness

    Technical data

    Voith Retarder VR 115 E  
    Step-up ratio i = 2,03
    Max. nominal braking torque at the propshaft max. 3 500 Nm
    Maximum speed at the propshaft 2 400 rpm
    Standard operation 5-stage hand-brake switch
    stage 1 v -const.
    (downhill cruise control) option: foot control
    Operation medium oil (see fuel specification)
    Fill rate (Oil change) 6,7 l
    Control medium compressed air
    Unit weight incl. coupling bell housing without operating medium 273 kg
    Nominal voltage 24 V
    CAN-bus-specific electronic control system VERA




        Service – where your bus is in good hands

          Whether it’s maintenance or repairs, troubleshooting, or the functional testing of individual components: our professionals will make sure you stay on the road. At the Voith retarder workshop in Crailsheim, and throughout the world.

          Judge us by our performance

          • Onboard troubleshooting and upgrade 
          • Replacement and repair 
          • Repair of supplied retarders (all model series) 
          • Troubleshooting and functional testing of individual components 
          • Worldwide delivery of Voith original spare parts, as well as 
          • replacements and basic retarders

          Retarder oil list

          Do you have any questions about Voith Retarder 115 E? We’re here to help!

            Service contact

            Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA

            Mobility Service

            Hardtstraße 8 74564 Crailsheim, Germany


            Technical Support

            Technical Support


            t +49 7951 32-1555

            f +49 7951 32-1506

            Spare parts orders

            Spare parts orders


            t +49 7951 32-1644

            f +49 7951 32-756