Marine Diesel Engines

mtu Series 1163

The proven, evolved engine for the naval sector and tough conditions.

Lighter and more powerful than any comparable engine, the high-speed large-bore diesels of the 1163 series have been a success story for almost 30 years.

Developed for use in marine and commercial vessels they reliably and powerfully propel ships all over the world. Optimum acceleration capability, high power density and reliability are all crucial characteristics that are so important for marine applications.

Maximum uptime

All systems are designed for maximum reliability and availability.

Customized Solutions

Propulsion systems engineered to match the requirements of your needs.

Green technology

Our solutions are future-oriented regarding sustainable fuels.

Expert engineering support

Providing extensive analysis, risk mitigation services and integrated interfaces.

Lifecycle Costs

Maximize availability and optimize lifecycle costs with a ValueCare Agreement.

ValueCare service

Protect your investment with mtu-certified technicians, genuine parts and training.

The proven and evolved engine

The mtu Series 1163 stays what it has always been: a reliable companion on all your missions. Not different. Just better.

Engineering excellence and technology leadership in product engineering, process engineering and application engineering is our heritage. Our customers and the obligation to our heritage are the recipe for a reliable partnership for decades to come.

mtu Series 1163 key features at a glance *

Starting system

Air-in cylinder starting system (max. operating pressure 40 bar)

Cooling system

Coolant circulation pumps, coolant thermostats, raw water pump, non-self-priming, coolant preheating system, coolant expansion tank, raw water cooled plate-core heat exchanger

Mounting system

Resilient engine mounting

Oil system

Double impeller oil circulation pumps, oil heat exchanger, centrifugal oil filter, oil change equipment, lube oil priming system

Combustion air system

On engine air system with suction from engine room, set of air filters with connection housing

Engine management system

Engine control and monitoring system (ADEC), engine control unit (ECU), engine monitoring unit (EMU), engine interface module (EIM), sensors, plug connectors and wiring on engine

Fuel system

Mechanically driven fuel delivery pump, fuel duplex filter, common-rail injection system with high pressure pumps, high pressure accumulators and electrically operated injection valves, jacketed high pressure fuel lines, cylinder bank cut out system, leak-off fuel tank with level monitor, fuel prefilter with water separator, hand pump for fuel prefilter priming, electric fuel booster pump with non-return valve for starting aid

Exhaust system

Two-stage mtu sequential turbocharging (speed/load-sensitive turbocharger cut-in/out) comprising several modular turbocharger groups each with 1 L.P. and 1 H.P. turbochargers and L.P. and H.P. intercoolers; electric./pneum. operated intake air and exhaust gas flow control flaps for sequential turbo charging, vertical exhaust connection with exhaust compensators

Compliance with emission regulations

Optional: we will offer SCR solutions to meet IMO III emission regulations

Monitoring / control system

mtu NautIQ Core/ mtu NautIQ Master/ mtu NautIQ Foresight

* dependent from configuration

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Sustainable fuels make internal combustion engines cleaner

Modern power-to-X technologies use green electricity in electrolysis to produce hydrogen. Using C02 from the air or biomass, this hydrogen is converted into e-fuels such as e-methane, e-methanol or e-diesel. Power-to-X technology makes the C02-neutral cycle possible. By 2023, our leading series will be able to run on sustainable fuels such as e- and second-generation biofuels. In parallel, our developers are working on hydrogen and methanol engines.

Encapsulation and Mounting

Sound encapsulation and engine mountings for marine engines involves the strategic implementation of soundproofing materials and design
modifications to reduce noise emissions from the engine compartment.
This process aims to contain the noise at its source, preventing it from
escaping and propagating through the water and surrounding environment. Depending on the application different targets can be achieved such as raised passenger comfort in yachts to enhanced tactical advantages for frigates based on the lower noise levels. mtu engines can optional be equipped with enhanced mounting and sound encapsulation technologies and contracted sound levels via our internal engineering experts.

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Propulsion solutions

We are a leader in the field of propulsion systems with low magnetic and acoustic signatures, allowing us to reduce the magnetism of all ferromagnetic parts with our own method to a stable minimum.

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