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MTU Series 4000. Legendary. Since 1996.

In 1996 we presented the Series 4000 to the public for the first time. Even then it was clear: These engines are something really special. As the very first large diesel engines, they were equipped as standard with the common-rail injection system – and as a result, were ten years ahead of the current status of development. Right at the start we specifically designed the engines to be powerful, universally deployable and yet efficient. That’s how you can still recognize a Series 4000 even today. Because we strive continuously to convert our customers' requirements into reliable, clean and durable technology. As a result the Series 4000 engines will also stand the test in future in the toughest applications: in boats, rail vehicles, industrial and mining vehicles, in energy systems as well as pump drives for the oil and gas industry.

The Series 4000. The most important facts.

Regardless of what you are driving: Our Series 4000 engines accomplish every task supremely. Because they are one of the best engines in the world.

Technology, that has proven reliable thousands of times
The Series 4000 is our most successful product range. Since its introduction, more than 37,000 of these engines have proven how efficient and reliable they are. In the toughest applications, together they have accumulated about 180,000,000 hours of operation. With planned scheduled service intervals, numerous engines have been able to demonstrate more than 60,000 hours of operation.

Emission-optimized for every deployment location
Our Series 4000 engines are efficient and powerful, but nonetheless always satisfy the valid emission directives, whether on rails, in water, industrial applications or power generation. For this we rely on purely engine-internal measures, that we combine with aftertreatment technologies according to application and requirements.

Less fuel, more efficiency
We focus consistently on further developing our key technologies of combustion design, turbocharging, electronic engine management and common rail injection. This way we ensure that the engines of the Series 4000 are not only clean, but also extremely economical. No wonder that they are one of the most efficient in their performance class.

High performance with low weight
The engines of the Series 4000 are distinguished above all by their outstanding power to weight ratio and high power density. As a result they provide the necessary power reserves in order to drive heavy vehicles, boats or generators – without taking up a lot of unnecessary installation space.

Powerful at high altitudes
Full power, even where the air gets thin: This is ensured by suitably adapted turbochargers, that MTU develops and produces itself. These are coordinated to the engine, so that it safely delivers its high output over the entire range of the engine specification – on the ground as well as at an altitude of 4,000 meters.

Quiet and with low vibration when off-road
In the driver's cab of an excavator, while generating back-up power in a hospital or on the sun deck of a luxury yacht, one thing counts above all: quiet running. Special sound-reduction measures from pre-injection through to elastic bearings and special sound-insulation enclosures ensure that with Series 4000 engines the environment remains as quiet as possible.

Marine Diesel Engine: Series 4000 M05
  • Configurations: 12V, 16V, 20V
  • Rated Power:
    Engines for main propulsion:1500 - 3200 kW (2012 - 4291 bhp)
    Engines for onboard power: 1380 - 3220 kW (1851 - 4318 bhp)
  • Speed: 1500 - 1800 rpm
  • Emissions Certification: IMO III, EPA T4

Your benefits:

  • 85 mbar backpressure potential for shipside piping
  • Longtime proven core engine
  • Improved acceleration
  • LCC optimized
  • SCR only for IMO III and EPA Tier 4
  • Reduced fuel consumption
  • Power output up to 3200 kW
Marine pure Gas Engine: Series 4000 M05-N
  • Configurations: 8V, 16V
  • Rated Power:
    746 kW - 2000 kW (1000 - 2682 bhp)
  • Speed: 1600 rpm / 1800 rpm
  • Emissions Certification: IMO III, EPA T4, EU V

Your benefits:

  • Gas safety concept with double walled fuel lines
  • No SCR and DPF needed for IMO III and EPA Tier 4
  • Up to 25% less CO2 emissions
  • LCC optimized
  • Longtime proven core engine
Mining Diesel Engine: Series 4000 C05
  • Configurations: 12V, 16V
  • Rated Power:
    1150 - 2400 kW (1542 - 3755 bhp)
  • Speed: 1800 rpm / 1900 rpm
  • Emissions Certification: EPA T4

Your benefits:

  • No aftertreatment, No DEF and DEF tank, No DOC or DPF. Reduced installation and maintenance costs
  • Reduced fuel consumption
  • Improved altitude capability and performance
  • Excellent transient behavior
  • Improved performance at high ambient temperatures
  • Increased power
  • Safety feature - optional thermal protection for exhaust pipes
  • Very similar envelope and footprint as
    Tier 2
Rail Diesel Engine: Series 4000 R03
  • Configurations: 20V
  • Rated Power:
    2700 - 3300 kW (3621 - 4425 bhp)
  • Speed: 1800 rpm
  • Emissions Certification: UIC IIIA, EU Stage IIIA compliant

Your benefits:

  • Meets EU Stage IIIA emissions standards with significantly less fuel
  • Exceptional durability, availability and reliability
  • Proven technology – 3th generation of MTU’s common rail fuel injection system
  • Longer TBO’s
  • Extreme compact design
  • Excellent power-to-weight ratio
  • Decades of engineering expertise
  • Expert support from global MTU service network
Rail Diesel Engine: Series 4000 R04
  • Configurations:12V, 16V
  • Rated Power:
    1500 - 2400 kW (2012 - 3218 bhp)
  • Speed: 1800 rpm
  • Emissions Certification: UIC IIIA, EU IIIB

Your benefits:

  • Meets EU Stage IIIB emissions standards with significantly less fuel
  • Exceptional durability, availability and reliability
  • Proven technology – 4th generation of MTU’s common rail fuel injection system
  • Longer TBO’s
  • Extreme compact design
  • Excellent power-to-weight ratio
  • Decades of engineering expertise
  • Expert support from global MTU service network
Oil&Gas Frac Diesel Engine: Series 4000 T05
  • Configurations: 12V, 16V
  • Rated Power:
    1680 – 2240 kW (2253 - 3004 bhp)
  • Speed: 1900 rpm
  • Emissions Certification: EPA T4

Your benefits:

  • Certified to Tier 4 final
  • In engine particulate and NOx management, eliminating complexity of exhaust after treatment systems
  • Up to 5% fuel savings compared to EPA Tier 2
  • Superior durability, reliability and availability
  • Performance map for frac applications: superior low end torque
  • Full performance available up to 13,000 ft (4,000m)
  • Expert support from global MTU service network
Yacht Diesel Engine: Series 4000 M03
  • Configurations: 12V, 16V, 20V
  • Rated Power:
    1920 - 4300 kW (2575 - 5766 bhp)
  • Speed: 1970 - 2100 rpm
  • Emissions Certification: IMO II, EPA T2 compliant

Your benefits:

  • Unsurpassed power density in terms of volume-to-power ratio and power-to-weight ratio
  • Effortless unfolding of power and bottom end torque due to MTU’s unique sequential turbo charging technology
  • Industry leading safety features
  • Durability and reliability of one of the most successful high performance marine engines
Gendrive Diesel Engine: Series 4000 G03
  • Configurations: 12V, 16V, 20V
  • Rated Power:
    1310 kW - 3490 kW (1757 - 4680 bhp)
  • Speed: 1500 rpm / 1800 rpm
  • Emissions Certification: EPA T2 compliant, NEA Singapore T2, China NRMM Stage III

Your benefits:

  • Robust design ideal for extreme conditions
  • Low life cycle costs (LCC)
  • Proven technology
  • Engineered from a single source: all components are certified and tailored
  • Emission optimized engines
  • Run smoothly, minimal amount of vibration
  • Optimized fuel efficiency
  • Industry leading average load factor over 24 hours
  • High availability of power through performance regulation of temperature and height

Technological Development

First standard implementation of common rail
The Series 4000 was the logical development from the very successful Series 396. At the beginning of the 1990s, ...
The Series 4000 was the logical development from the very successful Series 396. At the beginning of the 1990s, together with Detroit Diesel we began working on a successor engine model. Contrary to the original plan, which was to equip the 90°V engine with pump-nozzle line for lower power outputs, right at the start the complete series was given an electronically controlled common-rail injection system. We developed the technology for this in-house, together with our subsidiary L’Orange. We were therefore the first manufacturer of large diesel engines to implement the common rail injection technology as standard – and also remained the only one for the next ten years. A decisive factor thereby was also the in-house development and production of the essentially indispensable electronic engine management.
Improved injection technology
Due to the new common rail technology we were able to improve the control of the combustion – and in such a way, that ...
Due to the new common rail technology we were able to improve the control of the combustion – and in such a way, that the developers were able to set ideal conditions in the entire engine map. As a result a far more open approach to many design aspects could be adopted: injection start, -volume and -process, and above all the injection pressure could now be controlled with the electronic engine control system. These factors decisively influence how much fuel an engine consumes and how many pollutants it emits. In comparison with previous systems, considerably higher injection pressures could be worked with, specifically at low speeds. Soot particles could consequently be considerably reduced. Since the first generation of the series, we have continuously increased the pressure, from 1,200 bar to currently 2,500 bar. During the same period the system was made more robust and maintenance-friendly; the accompanying, systematic further development of a fuel filter concept was a decisive factor for this.
Higher displacements for higher power
To be able to remain competitive over the long term, the Series 4000 was designed right at the start to enable further ...
To be able to remain competitive over the long term, the Series 4000 was designed right at the start to enable further increases in power. In the last 20 years we have implemented this by enlarging the combustion chamber. In its first version the Series 4000 engines had a bore of 165 mm and a stroke of 190 mm. That produced the eponymous displacement of 4.06 liters per cylinder. With the prototype 4000-03 for the high performance marine engines, the bore was enlarged to 170 mm, for a swept volume of 4.31 liters per cylinder. In combination with redesigned turbocharging, a higher swept volume could be realized –the current 20-cylinder boat engines achieve 50 kW/l. Also further developed were the Series 4000 engines for power generation, in railway vehicles, construction- and mining machines, in the oil and gas industry as well as in the workboat engines of the "IRONMEN" series. Here, besides the 170 mm bore, the stroke was also increased to 210 mm. For these applications that produces a swept volume of 4.77 liters per cylinder.
Appropriate turbocharging for every application
No other element characterizes the Series 4000 engines like its turbocharging. Traditionally, we have the know-how to ...
No other element characterizes the Series 4000 engines like its turbocharging. Traditionally, we have the know-how to develop and produce this key technology in-house. In the past 20 years the conditions under which the Series 4000 engines are used have become stricter – which has a direct effect on the service life of the turbocharger. We have taken these changes into account: The time between overhaul (TBO) has been continuously optimized and coordinated to that of the engines. This way the complex technology remains robust and durable. For example in the case of the Series 4000 rail engine: Here the TBO of the turbocharger is up to 15,000 hours, depending on the number of load changes per hour. The charger is coordinated according to where the engine will subsequently be used. The Series 4000 that generates power and always runs at the same speed requires a different turbocharger than a vehicle with variable engine speed. For this reason, in the rail engine we rely on two-stage regulated turbocharging for the first time. This is also planned for other mobile applications, for example in the mining sector. For stationary applications, such as power generation with diesel or gas (e.g. natural gas, biogas and other special gases), the more cost-effective single-stage turbocharging will also continue to be used.
Successful on water and on land
Thanks to its first class consumption values – up to ten percent less than the competition – the series was able to ...
Thanks to its first class consumption values – up to ten percent less than the competition – the series was able to quickly become established in the boat market; by the end of 1997 the series launch for the two other applications, rail, mining and power generation was also concluded. The basis of the success was and still is a common basic design for the entire engine family and an engine concept that is based on a uniform platform. In all applications in which the Series 4000 is deployed, the following points are decisive above all: high outputs, low life cycle costs and the observance of current emission directives. This is a challenge that MTU meets head-on, despite ever higher demands to manufacture engines that have these characteristics while still being robust and reliable. For 20 years the Series 4000 has kept pace with these market developments. Today, it is available in 8-, 10-, 12-, 16- and 20-cylinder versions. That is therefore the perfect basis, in order to perpetuate the story of success.
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