New Rail Engine Coming From Voith-Liebherr Cooperation

By Jack Burke20 September 2018

Voith and Liebherr unveiled the jointly-developed Voith Rail Engine for railway applications at the InnoTrans 2018 trade show in Berlin, Germany.

The six-cylinder rail engine has an output power of up to 480 kW and a maximum engine torque of 2800 Nm. The two companies stated that the unit delivers up to 23% more power and consumes up to 8% less fuel than comparable engines. The new engine meets the new European Stage 5 emissions standard.

The new drive solution is the first milestone of the cooperation entered into by Voith and Liebherr in September 2017 and the engine will be available in 2020.

ˮWith this partnership, we clearly demonstrate our comprehensive approach to shaping the mobility of the future. We combine our expertise in rail traffic with Liebherr’s long-standing experience as an engine manufacturer. We are delighted to offer state-of-the-art, cutting-edge railway drive solutions to our customers,” said Uwe Knotzer, member of the Corporate Board of Management of Voith and chairman of the Management Board of Voith Turbo.

Willi Liebherr, president of the Administrative Board of Liebherr- International AG, added: ˮTogether we have developed a highly efficient and robust engine for the rail industry. It combines the strengths of the two technology leaders to an equal extent. We are very pleased with the outcome.”


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