Engines — By
the PMY staff
Diesels — Detroit Diesel-MTU
|2001 Engine Preview|
The big news from Detroit Diesel and MTU is that they're now part of the same company. On October 13 DDC announced completion of a deal with DaimlerChrysler, which owns MTU, under which the German conglomerate purchased all outstanding shares for approximately $423 million. Together the pair will be the world's largest manufacturer of medium- and heavy-duty diesel engines. Boaters probably won't notice any change in engine models anytime soon, but branding changes among marine models might be in the offing.
The DDC Series 60, which we debuted in our October 1999 issue, has been uprated from 700 to 825 hp with no significant increase in size or weight. It should be available now. The DDC-MTU 16V-2000 has been uprated from 1,800 to 2,000 hp, and MTU is said to be ready to introduce a line of six-cylinder diesels at around 400 hp.
Detroit Diesel (313) 592-5000. Fax: (313) 592-5137. www.detroitdiesel.com.
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This article originally appeared in the May 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.