mtu’s Newest Series 2000 Marine Engine Offers Benefits that Go far beyond Speed
Posted on February 12, 2009
February 12, 2009. Friedrichshafen. mtu, one of the world’s most advanced diesel engine technology and systems providers, will debut its newest Series 2000 marine engine at the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami this month.
- Newest mtu Series 2000 Offers Highest Horsepower in Class
- 10, 12 and 16 Cylinder Configurations with More Power and Excellent Power-to-Weight Ratio
February 12, 2009. Friedrichshafen. mtu, one of the world’s most advanced diesel engine technology and systems providers, will debut its newest Series 2000 marine engine at the Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami this month. This newest version of the Series 2000 - the M94 - boasts the highest horsepower in its class and an improved power-to-weight ratio.
Horsepower has been increased by up to 8% over the previous Series 2000 marine engine. The new power output ranges from 1193 kW (1600 bhp) up to 1939 kW (2600 bhp) at 2450rpm.
The M94’s increased horsepower and excellent power-to-weight ratio was achieved thanks to mtu having the key technology know how in house: turbo charging, fuel injection and engine control.
Turbocharger selection was optimized for fuel consumption at cruise speed and its ability to generate higher boost pressure at lower engine speeds. This is one of the major advances for a reduction of a vessel’s acceleration time.
Another strong point of the mtu Series 2000 M94 engine is that it not only conforms to worldwide emissions standards, including EPA Tier 2 commercial and IMO, but also comes standard with SOLAS (Safety of Life at Sea) certification. It features double wall fuel lines and triple wall water cooled turbocharger and exhaust routings that keep the engine surface temperature under 220° Celsius.
This low engine surface temperature is not only a matter of safety, but a matter of comfort as well - it translates into a comparatively low engine room temperature. The M94 has also been engineered to be a quiet engine, with one of the lowest sound pressures, even at idle or slow speed operation.
The M94 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 this year.