Exceptional Engineering: Mega Diesel Engines

Take a look at some of the most powerful diesel engines manufactured today, as Exceptional Engineering: Mega Diesel Engine sets out to document how they’re built and used.

Some of these mega diesel engines are made in germany. The type of mega diesel engine we’ll explore in this documentary is created in the Engine and Turbine Union halls of Friedrichshafen, and part of the MTU 16-cylinder series 8000 engine.

The mega diesel engine sits at the height of 3.5 meters (11,48 ft) and weights 48 tons. It contains 20 cylinders, reaches a capacity of 2000 liters of fuel used per hour and has 13600 bhp.

The MTU’s propulsion systems and large diesel engines neatly heat ships, heavy military vehicles and railway trains. At times, these monsters of energy can bring some of these vehicles up to over 12,000 hp.

Journey to idyllic Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance in Germany, as we explore mega engines powering our biggest ships, vehicles and trains around the world.

Exceptional Engineering: Mega Diesel Engines
  • Info
  • Release date2015
  • Full runtime
  • Director(s)Paul Hicks