Locomotive Solutions

mtu Locomotive engines are setting new standards: Engine Room Installation in Power Cars and Locomotives.

mtu Series 4000 diesel engines in 8V, 12V, 16V and 20V cylinder-configuration are ideal for engine room installation in a broad range of locomotives. 

Whether they are mass produced or custom built and tested drive systems, our locomotive engines are perfectly suited for all our customers' needs. Our diesel push-pull train, all-purpose, and mainline unit engines are tailored, for instance, to heavy freight train operation and high-speed passenger train travel while our locomotive diesel engines are optimized for shunting and industrial units for frequent load changes in all partial load areas and high time slices with low loads.

With any of our locomotive drives, you are opting for maximum uptime and high reliability, easy maintenance and long time between overhaul (tbo), low specific consumption and low life-cycle costs.

Low emissions and reduced weight, lower fuel consumption and improved overall economic value – we are setting standards in construction and high-performance train locomotive engines with our innovative power and our systems expertise. Get acquainted with mtu and reap the benefits. For economical and reliable rail operation.

Systems expertise from mtu locomotive engines

Offering individual drive concepts – developed and manufactured by a single source.

Extremely powerful locomotive engine

and optimum power-to-weight ratio.

Greatest possible uptime

through long times between overhaul (tbo) and the highest reliability.

Decades of proven locomotive engine technology

like mtu's common-rail fuel injection for low-emission, efficient, and reliable rail vehicles.

Compact locomotive engine design

to take up minimal engine room space.

Dedicated to the future: the Series 4000 R04

The Series 4000 is always one step ahead of the future: the first locomotive engine in its class with EU Stage IIIB certification in 2012 – and now EU-Stage-V-ready.

Reliable performance. In all conditions: the Series 4000 R03

A powerful and efficient engine range. For the toughest conditions.

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Baltic revival

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SERIES 4000 R03

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