MTU Launches Newest Series 2000 Engine

Posted on February 12, 2009

MTU has introduced its newest Series 2000 marine diesel engine at the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami. The new Series 2000 M94 offers an 8% increase in power over its predecessor and an improved power-to-weight ratio, the company said.

The new power output ranges from 1193 kW (1600 bhp) to 1939 kW (2600 bhp) at 2450 rpm. The increased power and efficiency was the result of improvements in a number of different areas, including optimized turbocharging, improved fuel injection and new electronic controls.

MTU said the Series 2000 M94 engine conforms to including EPA Tier 2 commercial and IMO engine emissions standards and also comes standard with SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) certification. It incorporates double wall fuel lines and triple wall water-cooled turbocharger and exhaust routings that keep the engine surface temperature under 220°C (428° F), the company said.

Low engine surface temperature is not only a matter of safety, but a matter of comfort MTU said, as it translates into a comparatively low engine room temperature. The M94 has also been engineered to be a quiet engine, with low sound pressures even at idle or slow speed operation, the company said.

MTU said the M94 engine will be available to customers in 10 and 12-cylinder configurations beginning in March, with the 16-cylinder to follow in May. An 8-cylinder configuration will follow within the year, the company added.