Deutz TCD9.0 is the Diesel of the year 2018

The 2018 edition of the Diesel of the year award took place in an excellent location. It was the Parc des Expositions in Paris, which, from April the 23 to the 28 hosted Intermat. Opening day, at 5 pm, the Deutz stand has been the theater for the awarding of the prestigious prize. The winner, which we have already previewed, is the Deutz TCD9.0, one of the last arrivals of the house.


In the role of masters of ceremony, the editorial staff of Diesel and Diesel-international. Representing Deutz, two prominent spokesmen joined the stage. The CEO Frank Hiller and Michael Wellenzhon, head of Sales, Marketing, and Service, have taken the plate with the Doty header. Following, an excerpt of the interventions that accompanied the award ceremony.

Time for speeches

«Innovation is the keyword of the Diesel of the year», says Fabio Butturi, editorial manager of DIESEL and Dieselweb. «In the language of propulsion for industrial applications, it can mean efficiency, power density, emissions regulations compliance, specific performance, and much much more. So, what does innovation mean in the language of the Deutz Tcd9.0?», asks Butturi.

«First, a 9-liter 4-cylinder engine sounds absolutely unusual. Just like the 2.9 and the 3.6 liters Deutz engines that opened the new compact engine season 8 years ago. Second, 9-liters is a range where Deutz is a pioneer of the German internal combustion school. The third point, a crucial point, is focused on dimensions. Call it power density, call it compactness, call it layout optimization. For all OEMs, the size of the engine compartment is a pure obsession. And how did Deutz answer this question, from the world of machinery manufacturers? According to Diesel Magazine data sheets, the depth is comparable to that of a 5-liter engine. The length is in the range of 6.7 liters».

Diesel of the year in the words of Frank Hiller and Michael Wellenzohn

Frank Hiller and Michael Wellenzohn welcomed the award of the prize to their creature. «Thank you for joining us here in Paris. Diesel Magazine has named the Deutz Tcd9.0 as the Diesel of the year 2018, and we are very proud of it. We are honored to be given the Diesel award for this year because it demonstrates the good design and the performances of this engine», says Hiller before switching the microphone to Wellenzhon.

«This engine has already received a lot of attention from the market and from customers side. As you said, a 4-cylinder 9-liter, 300-kilowatt engine is nothing usual, and the benefit out of it is clear, it is the package. What matters is the structure of the post-treatment system, which has become a key factor, and a lot of applications can benefit from it», says Wellenzhon.

«We are very proud that we could extend the product family from 9 to 13.5 liters. Not forgetting to mention that this comes out of our very successful engine collaboration with Liebherr. So, jointly we could define and develop this technology, and industrialize it. I think this product lineup will give us a lot of opportunities in our field of off-road. Our sales team, which is joining us here today, is on the way to promote it on the market, to make this family of engines successful».


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