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MTU 4000

MTU 4000

This is the new MTU 4000 engine unveiled at the show last week. This 20 cylinder model produces up to 4,300 KW or 5,795 bhp rated power. As a replacement for the older 16 cylinder 595 series, it should deliver 10% greater fuel efficiency, while the 12 and 16 cylinder models also benefit from over 25% more power per cylinder.

The new engine is also slightly smaller - about half a metre lower - and about one tonne lighter. Though at just under 12 tonnes, if it fell on your foot, I don't believe you would notice the difference. Dimensions are 3.9 x 1.5 x 2.4 m. The new 4000 series is also cleaner than its predecessors and has improved turbocharger technology.

MTU seems to be the current market leader as engine supplier to large yachts.
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