December 18, 2017

Voith and Liebherr to develop rail diesel engines

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Voith-Liebherr Stage V diesel engine. Voith-Liebherr Stage V diesel engine.

TWO German companies, Voith and Liebherr, have agreed to develop diesel engines for rail vehicles. Liebherr will supply several versions of its basic 500kW engine and components for the exhaust gas aftertreatment system based on its latest generation of a six-cylinder in-line engine. Voith will be responsibile for the diesel engine and exhaust gas aftertreatment system.


Voith will use its RailPacks, which are compact drive systems designed for DMUs or special rail vehicles, comprising a diesel engine with an exhaust gas aftertreatment system, a gear unit or generator and a cooling system as their main components.

In addition, Voith will also offer the engines as low-emissions drive solutions for a number of other rail vehicle applications, and will be responsible for global distribution and servicing of the rail engines.

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