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MTU 12V 2000 S96 Diesel Engine - Inside Look

More Than 3 Tons Of Triple-Turbo Diesel Power

Oct 30, 2014
Photographers: Courtesy Of Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG
The MTU Series 2000 diesel engine is used for everything from powering luxury yachts to generating electricity and running heavy field equipment. The 12V 2000 S96 shown here is a 12-cylinder 26.8L engine in an “oil and gas” configuration that’s used in construction and industrial applications. The 6-foot-long, 6,503-pound diesel engine can create 1,166 hp and 3,622 lb-ft, and there’s also a 16-cylinder arrangement of the Series 2000 that makes a massive 2,636 hp.
Two-stage turbocharging is used in the Series 2000 engines to maximize performance while keeping soot emissions low and is accomplished with three turbochargers. There’s a low-pressure turbo for each engine bank that feeds into a large intercooler. The cooled charge is then sent into the centrally mounted high-pressure turbo, and the air that’s compressed by the larger turbo is fed through another intercooler before entering the engine. A cooled EGR system can route up to 30 percent of exhaust gases back into the engine to be re-burned, and common-rail fueling is used to maximize efficiency. The injectors in the Series 2000 measure about 11.8 inches long, which is more than twice the length of injectors used in a standard passenger vehicle’s diesel engine. Along with the compound turbos, the common-rail fueling and cooled EGR systems are able to keep emissions low “in-engine,” so there’s no need for external after-treatments such as diesel particulate filters or urea injection.
Photo 2/3   |   The MTU 16V 2000 M96 is a 16-cylinder marine configuration of the MTU 2000 Series engine for use in yachts and other leisure craft. It makes up to 2,636 hp while meeting EPA Tier 3 requirements without the need for exhaust aftertreatments.
MTU America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Germany’s Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG, but the company has deep American roots that go back to 1938. The company started as GM Diesel and then became Detroit Diesel in 1965, the same year it produced its one-millionth engine in North America. Then, in 1994, Detroit Diesel and MTU formed a partnership to develop the next generation of heavy-duty diesel engines that resulted in the creation of the Series 4000 and the Series 2000 seen here. In the year 2000, MTU and Detroit Diesel combined their off-highway operations into a single global organization called MTU America, with offices all over the U.S. and a production facility in Graniteville, South Carolina.

Photo 3/3   |   Pininfarina Futuristic Control Lever
Pininfarina, the Italian company that’s been creating ground- breaking designs since 1930, made this futuristic control lever as part of a design study of operating consoles and instruments for MTU, which supplies engines and controls for companies such as Sunseeker, Princess, Azimut Benetti, Ferretti, and Pershing.

MTU SERIES 2000
12V SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE: MTU 12V 2000 S96
ENGINE LAYOUT: V-12
DISPLACEMENT: 26.8L (1,635ci)
BORE VS. STROKE: 5.3x6.1 inches
ASPIRATION: Three turbochargers in two stages
AIR TREATMENT: Air-to-water intercooling
POWER: 1,166 hp at 2,100 rpm
TORQUE: 3,622 lb-ft at 1,300 to 1,600 rpm
DIMENSIONS AND MASS
LENGTH: 72 inches
WIDTH: 50 inches
HEIGHT: 56 inches
WEIGHT (DRY): 6,503 pounds
16V SPECIFICATIONS
ENGINE: MTU 16V 2000 S96
ENGINE LAYOUT: V-16
DISPLACEMENT: 35.7L (1,635ci)
BORE VS. STROKE: 5.3x6.1 inches
ASPIRATION: Three turbochargers in two stages
AIR TREATMENT: Air-to-water intercooling
POWER: 1,582 hp at 2,100 rpm
TORQUE: 4,854 lb-ft at 1,300 rpm
DIMENSIONS AND MASS
LENGTH: 86 inches
WIDTH: 50 inches
HEIGHT: 57 inches
WEIGHT (DRY): 7,385 pounds

Sources

Rolls-Royce Power Systems AG
www.rrpowersystems.com
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