September 9, 2010

Engine: Cat C18 ACERT 930hp

Building off years of success with the Cat C18 ACERT marine engine, Caterpillar Marine Power Systems is announcing an additional engine rating for the in line engine to expand the power range available for global customers. The 930mhp (685bkW) rating for the C18 ACERT propulsion engine provides best in class torque to maximize acceleration and speed. Along with the 1015 and 1150 mhp ratings currently offered on the C18 ACERT engine, the additional rating will meet current industry demand for high power and is one of several marine engines Caterpillar will bring to the market over the next few years. Backed by more than 80 years of engineering excellence, the C18 ACERT propulsion engine is an in line 6, four-stroke, 18.1-liter diesel engine, which is electronically governed, turbo-charged and after-cooled. With a smaller, narrower package, customers will notice the improved ease of service with more room between engines compared to the existing engine ratings. The smaller footprint will also open additional opportunities where hull space prevented the installation of a C18 ACERT engine. A crucial feature of the new engine rating is the best in class power and torque, which results in faster speeds, better acceleration, and overall class leading cruising performance. Another important benefit is an improvement in overall fuel economy compared to other engine packages. In fact, compared to the existing C18 ACERT ratings like the 1150 mhp engine, the new 930 mhp rating will increase fuel efficiency upwards of 25%, which will be well received by customers. Additionally, the C18 ACERT engine will continue to be compliant with all major global emissions regulations, including IMO, EPA Tier 2, and EU 94/25/EC Recreational Craft Directive. Along with the improvements to performance, power and torque, all Cat C18 ACERT marine engines come with an excellent standard warranty, available for up to ten years after initial purchase of the engine. In addition to the standard five year warranty, Extended Service Coverage can be purchased to extend the overall protection of the engine.