MTU'S Newest Series 2000 Marine Engine Offers Benefits That Go Far Beyond Speed

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Newest MTU Series 2000 Offers Highest Horsepower in Class 10, 12 and 16 Cylinder Configurations with More Power and Excellent Power-to-Weight Ratio Worldwide Support through MTU Sales and Service Network.

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 1600 bhp up to 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, unlike many of its competitors where this is an option. 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 technology is backed up by a hundred years of engineering achievement that has made MTU one of the foremost producers of marine propulsion systems worldwide.

As did its predecessor engine, the M93, the M94 will surely set the standard in the high speed diesel engine markets where performance and power to weight ratio as well as reliability are essential.

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.

About MTU
MTU Detroit Diesel, Inc. is the North American regional headquarters of MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH, one of the world's most important providers of diesel engines and drive and propulsion systems for ships, heavy-duty land and rail vehicles, and decentralized power plants. It offers a complete line of power solutions from 30 to 12,200 bhp (20 to 9,100 kW) for applications in the marine, rail, power generation, oil and gas, agriculture, mining, construction and industrial, and defense markets. MTU Detroit Diesel is part of the MTU Engines division of Tognum AG. http://www.mtu online.com

About Tognum
With its two business units, "Engines" and "Onsite Energy & Components", the Tognum Group is one of the world's leading suppliers of engines, propulsion systems and distributed energy systems. These products are based on diesel engines with up to 9,100 kilowatts (kW) power output, gas engines up to 2,000 kW, fuel cells up to 363 kW and gas turbines up to 50,000 kW.

The product portfolio of the "Engines" business unit comprises MTU engines and propulsion systems for ships, for heavy agricultural, rail and military vehicles, and for the oil and gas industry. The portfolio of the "Onsite Energy & Components" business unit includes distributed energy systems of the brand MTU Onsite Energy, fuel-injection systems from L'Orange, and drive shafts from Rotorion. The energy systems comprise diesel engines for emergency power generation, basic and peak load, and cogeneration power plants based on gas engines, fuel cells and gas turbines that generate both electricity and heat.

In 2007, Tognum generated revenue of more than €2.8 billion and employs approximately 8,600 people. With 26 fully consolidated subsidiaries, more than 130 sales partners and 1,100 authorized dealers, Tognum's sales and service structure has a global reach. The shares of Tognum AG (ISIN: DE000A0N4P43) have been listed in the MDAX share index since 2007.

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