The Editorial Committee of Diesel magazine has nominated Liebherr's D9812 engine as Diesel of the Year 2017. Diesel magazine is the leading European magazine that has been dealing with all topics related to development, manufacturing and use of diesel engines in industrial and automotive applications for 22 years. The annual award excels the most innovative engine of the year. The 12-cylinder, V-configuration D9812 diesel engine is the first model of the new D98XX series featuring the maximum power output of up to 2,700kW, and 2,013kW in mining applications. With the launch of the new D98XX series, Liebherr includes the fifth series into its diesel engines portfolio. Once the V16 and V20 cylinder configurations of the D98XX series are available, the Liebherr diesel engine portfolio will cover a power range from 200kW to 4,500kW.
The new engine is characterised primarily by its great performance and ensures high productivity at lower costs. Its architecture and high system integration with all key components developed by Liebherr allow the D9812 to achieve a very high efficiency. The intelligent engine control unit (ECU) as well as the common rail 11.5 fuel injection system match each other exactly. Therefore, the new engine also provides an extra low fuel consumption. Moreover, this efficient engine is easy to maintain, which maximises its availability while keeping operating costs low. In addition, the D9812 benefits from an intelligent modular system. Depending on customer and application requirements, the engine consists of specially-adapted components to ensure the machine’s optimum performance at the right time.
The ceremony took place within the 30th Samoter exhibition. The international earth-moving and building machinery trade fair took place from 22 to 25 February at Veronafiere Exhibition Centre in Verona (Italy). On the second day of the fair, the award was handed over to Liebherr Components during a technical seminar dealing with Stage V engines.
D98 Diesel Engine Series