The MTU Series 1163-04:
Compatible with all your missions.

Reliable, proven and trusted for more than 30 years – the next generation of MTU Series 1163 is based on the latest engine technology. Setting yet another benchmark, this new engine offers the maximum power-to-weight ratio, power density and acceleration performance.

The next generation of MTU Series 1163 comes with IMO II certification, including reduced fuel consumption, and is even ready for IMO III.

The 16V and 20V versions are scheduled for availability by mid 2013, with the 12V version following in early 2014.


The MTU Series 1163-04 – your benefits:


The next generation Series 1163 is based on the existing footprint of its predecessor with regard to dimensions and major mechanical interfaces.
Being interchangeable enables integration into your existing ship designs without the need for significant rearrangement of the propulsion system.
Modularly configurable to commercial and military qualifications, the engine is available custom-made for your applications.


The re-powering of your vessels with an MTU Series 1163 engine offers a cost-effective way of preserving and improving your fleet. At the same time, life-cycle costs can be cut down thanks to the reduction of fuel consumption and the engine’s readiness for future emission demands.

Naval Qualification

Worldwide naval and governmental customers rely on the state-of-the-art technology that we have especially developed for their applications in    order to fulfill all the specific qualifications such as shock, acoustic and electro-magnetic compatibility (EMC).


Precision common rail injection systems are the key to optimizing the essential engine performance. By precisely matching the injected fuel to the required power, the fuel consumption at partial and full load as well as the partial-load behavior can be optimized. Exhaust emissions, especially soot and particulate matter, can be reduced.

The next generation MTU Series 1163 operates with a Miller Combustion Cycle, which is characterized by the early closing of intake valves. The consequential gas expansion and temperature reduction prior to the compression phase leads to a reduction of the combustion temperature, which has a positive effect on the NOx emission enabling you to comply with IMO II exhaust emission legislation.

In addition to low emission diesel engines optimized by engine-internal measures, MTU offers customized exhaust aftertreatment, such as selective catalytic reduction (SCR) units, to meet IMO III requirements. This results in less NOx emissions and enables unlimited access to emission controlled areas (ECA).