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