MAN Unveils the V12-1900

It’s the most powerful high-speed, four-stroke diesel engine MAN has ever made.

MAN V12-1900

MAN V12-1900

MAN Engines used last week’s Cannes Yachting Festival to unveil the V12-1900, the most powerful high-speed, four-stroke diesel engine the company has ever built.

The 12-cylinder engine generates 1,900 horsepower and was specifically designed for yachts 100 feet and longer.

Engineers at MAN looked at the established V12-1800 model and redesigned its injection, power train and cooling systems to reduce weight and increase output by 74 kW (100 horsepower). The engine’s physical size is what boatbuilders have come to expect from MAN’s previous “compact” designs, and the dry weight of about 5,200 pounds is meant to leave yacht designers room to work.

The increased horsepower compared to the V12-1800 model was achieved while keeping fuel consumption for the V12-1900 the same: 190 gallons per kilowatt-hour at optimum.

“Our V12-1900 sets the benchmark in this output class in terms of dry weight, specific output and power-to-weight ratio,” Claus Benzler, head of marine at MAN Engines, stated in a press release.

Jazz up your power plants: Gilded or chrome-plated cylinder head covers, as well as a design cover, are optional.

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