Steyr Motors of Austria (Stand S9-163) is showing for the first time the latest additions to its expanding range of high-performance diesel engines, which are stated to be a unique combination of reliable monobloc design and efficient common rail technology.
The new M14 CR four-cylinder diesel is being marketed in three different models to cover output requirements ranging from 85kW to 120kW. The other is the M12 CR REX (right), which is stated to be a very compact and flexible twocylinder engine with a 36kW electrical power output.
In addition to the design, development and production of engines for land platforms, Steyr Motors has also developed a series of four-cylinder common rail marine engines, and is also developing six-cylinder monobloc common rail engines for land, sea and industrial applications. These are expected to be launched in 2018.
The company’s diesel engines are already used in a number of vehicle applications, including the auxiliary power unit for some versions of the German Krauss-Maffei Wegmann Leopard 2 main battle tank.
The General Dynamics Land Systems UK Foxhound Light Protected Patrol Vehicle is powered by a Steyr M160036-A six-cylinder turbocharged diesel developing 214hp. For this application it is coupled to a ZF 6HP28 six-speed automatic transmission.
Steyr engines are also installed in many other wheeled platforms, including the South African RG32M, Thales Australia Hawkei AMPV (above) and the Spanish Vamtac, as well as in upgraded Spartan and Scorpion tracked vehicles in Jordan.