With its outstanding power-to-size ratio, the 12V1600 Gx1 is the most powerful engine with the highest power density in its power range. With its four power rating definitions and eight new power ratings, the 12V1600 Gx1 provides reliable power for a wide range of applications, from airports to data centers, hospitals, public or commercial buildings as well as prime power applications such as construction sites or remote prime power plants.
On top of that, the entire mtu Series 1600 is approved for synthetic and renewable fuels according to EN15940, such as HVO, which reduces the CO2 emissions by up to 90%.
Resulting from holistic development —
A fundamentally re-designed engine platform
The mtu 12V1600 Gx1 is the result of a holistic development program bundling all of Rolls-Royce’s core competencies in R&D, thermodynamics, analytics, simulation and validation from more than 100 years of engine development experience. Increasing the power output of an existing engine platform by up to 49% while maintaining our highest quality and performance standards was an ambitious goal. Yet, that’s exactly what we did with the new Series 1600 Gx1. To do so, the mtu Series 1600 engine platform was fundamentally redesigned, optimized and reinforced to achieve something unique in its class.
Technical design features of the mtu 12V1600 Gx1
More displacement (+7%)
Redesigned cylinder head
New turbocharging system
Optimized injection system
Heavy duty crankshaft
Reinforced flywheel housing
Upgraded Engine Control Unit
New crankcase ventilation