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Engines — Capt.
Ken Kreisler, Capt. Patrick Sciacca, and Elizabeth Ginns
2003 Engines Preview
The 100-plus-year-old Swedish company has just introduced its most powerful marine engine to date, the DI16M, which replaces the DI14M and offers two additional liters of displacement. The V-8 has twin turbochargers and direct injection and is available with commercial ratings of 500 to 800 hp. The engine is based on the company's 16-liter truck engine, using the same individual four-valve-per-cylinder heads and therefore making servicing the engine much faster and easier, as a faulty head can be removed and replaced.
The DI16M is also the first Scania with electronic unit injectors (UI), which allow injection timing to be adjusted to suit all conditions, and Scania's new electronic engine management system (EMS) fine-tunes injection timing according to data it receives from throttle monitoring sensors.
Also noteworthy here is that Scania has signed an agreement with Yanmar giving it the right to sell and market Scania engines to the pleasureboat market worldwide. The cooperation will take Yanmar's power range well above 500 hp. First deliveries to Yanmar will take place in autumn 2003, and the first vessels with a Yanmar/Scania engine will likely be released in 2004. Phone: (46) 8 533 89990. www.scania.com.
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This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.