Rolls-Royce engines get Stage V approval


Rolls-Royce has announced its new engines have been given the Stage V stamp of approval.

The company has received certification for the EU’s strictest emissions standard on four of its MTU series of engines.

The 1000, 1100, 1300 and 1500 units for industrial applications in construction and agriculture were officially approved by the German Federal Motor Vehicle Authority (KBA).

Based on commercial vehicle engines from Daimler, the MTU engines provide between 115kW and 480kW (154hp and 643hp) in power.

Dr Aaron Haußmann, head of construction and agriculture sales at MTU, said, “We’ve collated and analyzed a whole host of usage data and operating experience from our customers, all aimed at achieving the best possible result.

“The new EU Stage V standard comprises what are so far the most stringent levels for particulate and nitrous oxide emissions given off by mobile machinery. MTU is meeting these strict requirements by means of in-engine design enhancements, and by adding an SCR system and an extra diesel particulate filter.”

The EU Stage V engines are going into series production and will be available to customers from June 2018 – seven months before the new directive goes onto the statute books.

Customers will continue to be able to source the EU Stage IV engines which will be available alongside the new models.

March 2, 2018

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