mtu SERIES 2000 AND Series 4000: 25 years of excellence

For 25 years, mtu Series 2000 and Series 4000 engines have been technology leaders in off-highway power. This prominence is indeed well-earned, with 320 million operating hours under their belts around the globe. But not only have the engines proven their worth and been trendsetters from the very beginning, they are also fit for the future. They are continuously developed and thanks to a clever combination of in-engine and peripheral technologies for exhaust gas prevention and purification, they comply with current emission regulations across the world. Integrated into hybrid systems, they are even more efficient and run on sustainable fuels, the engines are soon to be 'net-zero carbon'.

Series 4000

Series 4000 engines can do it all. With outputs of between 720 and 4,300 kW, depending on the number of cylinders, they have the ability to power luxury yachts as well as haul trucks – and even power generators or trains – dependably, powerfully, efficiently and more cleanly with each passing year. They have proven this in 250 million hours of operation achieved by the 52,000+ engines sold to date. What's more, the Series 4000 engines were the first in the world to feature common-rail fuel injection. 

Series 2000

The Series 2000 is the best-selling mtu series, with over 65,000 engines delivered in the past 25 years. They are used wherever power is needed most: in ships, industrial vehicles or electrical generator sets. The engines can power haul trucks at altitudes of over 5,000 meters, they can turn on their own axis and still keep running, and the yacht version impresses experts with its unique acceleration capabilities. And the Series 2000 is a real stunner in any yacht's engine room. 

The Series 2000 and Series 4000 explained in 40 seconds

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What you need to know about the engines

Technology leadership

For over 25 years.

Cleaner, more reliable, powerful and efficient year after year

Tried and trusted for more than 320 million operating hours.

Combustion engines for tomorrow

Carbon-neutral with sustainable fuels.

Always a trailblazer

Series 4000 is the world's first common-rail injection engine.

Supreme versatility

Geared up for over 20 applications.

Key Articles

STORY Corporate

25 years of excellence

320 million operating hours and over 120,000 engines sold - the mtu Series 2000 and 4000 are a success story – for 25 years.

by Lucie Maluck

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STORY Power Generation

Life on the edge

Freezing cold in Siberia, searing desert heat, towering waves or quaking earth – mtu Series 2000 and Series 4000 engines are tough as nails.

by Lucie Maluck

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STORY Industrial

Making every engine unique

How do you turn a Series 2000 or Series 4000 engine into a customized one-off that fits the customer's application like a glove?

by Lucie Maluck

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The people behind the engines

In operation worldwide in over 20 different applications

STORY Commercial Marine

SAR Kit allows mtu engine rollover

A special SAR Kit (SAR = Search and Rescue) for sea rescue vessels enables mtu engines to keep running at extreme inclinations or even capsizing. A digital inclination sensor and special software now make the system even better.

by Lucie Maluck

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STORY Power Generation

The heart of data

How emergency gensets safeguard Australia's data centers.

by Tara Tyrell

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STORY Commercial Marine

Clean through the Wadden Sea

Finally, the new ferry "Willem Barentsz" with our mtu gas engines has started operations on the West Frisian Wadden Sea. In the interview, Paul Melles, managing director of the Rederij Doeksen, tells us what the new gas engines can do compared to diesels.

by Kerstin Hansmann

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STORY Power Generation

The root plant using plant roots

Biogas plants in Thailand not only supply good air but also save money for their operators.

by Matthias Peer

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STORY Mining

5,500 meters above sea level

5,500 meters above mean sea level, in the world’s highest mine, mtu engines deliver full power for haul trucks.

by Lucie Maluck

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STORY Commercial Marine

Going app!

Italian shipping company Navigazione Laghi relies on digital tools from mtu.

by Anika Emmerich

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STORY Rail

Cruise Train on rails

Superlative in every respect, the Train Suite Shiki-Shima is powered by electricity generated by two mtu Series 4000 engines on non-electrified routes.

by Rolf Behrens

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STORY Power Generation

Towers and tea-houses

At the heart of the 632-m Shanghai Tower an mtu Series 4000 gas engine delivers 1,165 kW for the building's internal power supply.

by Christiane Kühl

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STORY Power Generation

Lights on in Lomeiro

Four natural-gas fueled mtu electricity gensets ensure the power supply in many rural areas of Bolivia

by Radek Czajkowski

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