A new dynamic

Innovation drive systems

DEUTZ stands for a pioneering spirit, passion and a culture imbued with innovation. We are trailblazers when it comes to high-quality, environmentally friendly and efficient drive systems for use in industrial, agricultural and commercial vehicle applications. Our objective is to position DEUTZ as the market leader for innovative drive systems. We aim to offer our customers a comprehensive choice of modular technological building blocks for powering their machines. Challenging emissions standards make for greater complexity but we are able to support our customers through our well-established expertise in systems integration and exhaust aftertreatment. Our unbeatable range of services ensures maximum availability at all times anywhere in the world. With a view to continued growth, we are mainly investing in product innovation, aftersales support and internationalisation.

As mentioned above, we intend, in future, to broaden our technological base and to become the leading supplier of innovative drive systems. Our acquisition of Torqeedo GmbH in September 2017 provided the initial impetus for the E-DEUTZ strategy. Having made a start on electrifying our drive systems, we are now ahead of our competitors in off-highway applications. As regards application areas which produce economic benefits for our customers, we will, within two or three years, be adding hybrid engines and fully-electrified drive solutions to our product range.

In the off-highway segment, the diesel engine is still a long way from being pensioned off. The public debate about diesels is leading to potential customers no longer producing their own diesel engines. This presents us with an opportunity because DEUTZ is ideally placed to meet future emissions requirements and is the world’s first engine manufacturer to have been awarded certification for the EU Stage V emissions standard, which will apply from 2019. Our faith in diesel is also demonstrated by the fact that from 2019 we will be expanding our product range in the lower and higher power output ranges.

In addition to fossil-based diesel, DEUTZ is widening its choice of fuels. From 2019, for example, our product range will be expanded to include gas engines (LPG) which offer emission advantages and allow simpler exhaust aftertreatment systems to be installed. DEUTZ has also approved alternative fuels (paraffinic diesel fuels and biodiesel) for use in the entire latest generation of its TCD diesel engine range. This will improve the carbon footprint of combustion engines. The approval also covers the prospective synthetic fuels which could be obtained from renewable energy, thus enabling the development of CO2-neutral drive systems.

Stage V certified

»We made a promise in 2015 and now, with the world’s first certificate, we have made good on that promise. It gives our customers flexibility when installing engines in their equipment and planning certainty when changing over to Stage V. We are particularly proud to receive the world’s first Stage V certification and it underlines our technological lead in exhaust aftertreatment

Michael Wellenzohn,
member of the DEUTZ AG Board of Management for Sales / Marketing and Service

TCD 3.6
[Translate to English:] Grafik: TCD 3.6
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Capacity: 3,6 l
  • Power output: 105 kW
  • Emissions standards: EU V, EU IV, EU IIIB, US T4
TCD 4.1
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Capacity: 4,1 l
  • Power output: 115 kW
  • Emissions standards: EU V, EU IV, US T4
TTCD 6.1
[Translate to English:] Grafik: TTCD 6.1
  • Cylinders: 6
  • Capacity: 6,1 l
  • Power output: 211 kW
  • Emissions standards: EU V, EU IV, US T4
TTCD 7.8
[Translate to English:] Grafik: TTCD 7.8
  • Cylinders: 6
  • Capacity: 7,8 l
  • Power output: 291 kW
  • Emissions standards: EU V, EU IV, US T4

Emissions occur whenever combustion engines are used. Soot particles, nitrogen oxides and other pollutants harm people and contaminate the environment. Ever more stringent emissions standards are intended to limit the harm these pollutants cause. The strictest emissions regulations currently apply in North America, Europe, South Korea and Japan. Emissions legislation in other countries is aligned to these standards and will also be tightened up in the medium term.

And there really are environmentally friendly diesel engines! The technology currently available, consisting of diesel oxidising catalytic converters (DOC), diesel particulate filters (DPF) and selective catalytic reduction (SCR), can almost completely eliminate nitrogen oxide emissions and soot particles through the use of the latest exhaust aftertreatment. As a result, the exhaust gas from diesel engines equipped with DPFs contains fewer particles than the ambient air in cities. Tests are being conducted to establish whether truck engines and off-road diesel engines comply with emissions standards over the entire mapping range. This means that exhaust aftertreatment is active under real operating conditions in all of the engine’s power output ranges, enabling emissions to be actively reduced even when engines are subjected to high loads at high engine speeds.

On 6 September 2017, DEUTZ became the world’s first engine manufacturer to be awarded a certificate by the Federal Motor Transport Authority for the EU Stage V emissions directive, which will apply from 2019. Most DEUTZ engines with cubic capacities of between 3.6 and 7.8 litres have since been certified. This quite clearly positions DEUTZ as the technology leader and as an ecologically oriented engine manufacturer. No additional installation space is needed for DEUTZ engines when changing over from the current EU Stage IV to Stage V, meaning that costly alterations to customers’ machines will not be necessary. This is an advantage which should not be underestimated since customers will, as a result, incur no additional investment costs nor be obliged to undertake additional development work when implementing the new statutory requirement.

The imminent EU Stage V emissions standard will lower the particulate limit still further. From 2019, Europe will have the world’s strictest exhaust emissions standards. For the first time, a limit will be placed on the number of particles as a solution to the problem of fine dust. This represents a major challenge to all engine manufacturers because, from 2019 onwards, a sealed diesel particulate filter will be required. An intelligent heat management system will be necessary in order to burn the particles collected by the filter. DEUTZ has, therefore, specifically developed a ‘heat mode’ to increase the exhaust temperature, ensuring that users can operate their machinery with confidence. In view of the huge variety in the load profiles of our customers’ applications, employing a diesel particulate filter demands in-depth expertise. DEUTZ has over ten years’ experience in the use of diesel particulate filter technology and already employs it as standard in its range of TCD engines.


Our new heavy-duty engines

TCD 9.0
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Capacity: 9,0 l
  • Power output: 200 bis 300 kW
  • Emissions standards: EU V, EU IV, US T4


TCD 12.0
  • Cylinders: 6
  • Capacity: 12,0 l
  • Power output: 280 bis 400 kW
  • Emissions standards: EU V, EU IV, US T4
TCD 13.5
  • Cylinders: 6
  • Capacity: 13,5 l
  • Power output: 300 bis 450 kW
  • Emissions standards: EU V, EU IV, US T4
TCD 18.0
  • Cylinders: 6
  • Capacity: 18,0 l
  • Power output: 565 bis 620 kW
  • Emissions standards: EU V, EU IV, US T4

»The new in-line engines complement our product range perfectly. They allow us to specifically cover further power output ranges and applications. Customers benefit from our comprehensive expertise in applications and in service.«

Dr-Ing Frank Hiller,
Chairman of the DEUTZ AG Board of Management

More power and better performance in-line: DEUTZ is expanding its product range in the upper power output range by introducing no less than four new in-line engines: the four-cylinder TCD 9.0 and the six-cylinder TCD 12.0 / 13.5 and 18.0. These four power units will be introduced to the market in time for EU Stage V, providing customers with completely new options in the power output range between 200 and 620 kW. DEUTZ’s familiar V-engines, the TCD 12.0 V and 16.0 V, with six and eight cylinders respectively, will continue as part of our product portfolio. Due to their configuration, these engines are used in special applications such as pushback tractors at airports. We are the market leaders as regards the drive systems in these applications and our V-engines represent a technical benchmark.

These four new in-line engines are the result of the collaborative partnership agreed in August 2017 with Liebherr, the construction equipment manufacturer. DEUTZ has the global rights for marketing and aftersales support for various applications. These engines will be inserted seamlessly in every respect into DEUTZ’s familiar TCD product landscape, allowing DEUTZ to expand its engine portfolio cost-effectively rather than pursue inhouse developments. DEUTZ will contribute its global marketing and engine servicing network to the collaborative partnership, thus opening up additional sales potential. The proportion of common parts in the TCD 9.0 / 12.0 and 13.5 is approximately 65 per cent, making lean spare part inventories possible. These in-line engines also have a common customer interface and identical front and rear sides. This makes integrating and servicing the engines considerably simpler and reduces the cost of training service technicians. DEUTZ’s comprehensive application expertise will support customers when integrating engines into their particular machine.

Powerful alternatives

Gas engines do not represent a new departure for DEUTZ: the first DEUTZ engine, the atmospheric gas power machine of 1867, was based on the gas principle. And gas was also the fuel for the world’s first four-stroke engine – the Ottomotor – developed in 1876 by the founder of DEUTZ, Nicolaus August Otto. In contrast, the present DEUTZ product portfolio for mobile applications consists largely of diesel engines.

In the compact segment, however, especially for material handling applications such as forklift trucks, gas engines are enjoying increasing popularity. To satisfy the growing demand, DEUTZ will be launching two LPG versions of the TCD 2.2 and TCD 2.9 diesel engines onto the market ready to meet the EU Stage V emissions standard from 2019. We have already gained a major customer in the KION Group, a technology leader in the field of forklift trucks. KION intends to equip the high-volume models of its premium brand, Linde, with the new DEUTZ gas engines. LPG stands for ‘liquefied petroleum gas’. Gas engines are particularly well-suited for use in enclosed buildings because engines powered by LPG in conjunction with a three-way catalytic converter emit considerably lower emissions than diesel engines. There is, consequently, no need for a sophisticated exhaust aftertreatment system.

The new three-cylinder 2.2 litre cubic capacity engine shares significant characteristics and components with the successful and well-established four-cylinder TCD 2.9 engine, which is installed in large numbers in agricultural machinery, construction equipment and material handling equipment. These two engines will form a standard engine platform from which customers can choose between either a diesel or a gas engine version. This will result in extensive synergy benefits. Some changes are, however, inherently unavoidable. The LPG variants exhibit important differences in, for example, the cylinder head, the sensors, the exhaust aftertreatment system and the mixture formation method. There is also, of course, the most distinctive feature: although installed in the same position, the spark plug with its pencil-type ignition coil replaces the diesel-powered variant’s fuel injector.

G 2.2
  • Cylinders: 3
  • Capacity: 2,2 l
  • Power Output: 42 kW
  • Emissions standards: EU V, US EPA T4

»The DEUTZ G 2.2 LPG gas engine is the perfect addition to our drive portfolio. Our customers particularly like the fact that the exhaust aftertreatment is not only simple, with a three-way catalytic converter, but also lowers emissions.«

Dr.-Ing. Markus Schwaderlapp, Head of Research & Development

[Translate to English:] Grafik: Logo E-DEUTZ

Hybrid and all-electric drive systems are already in use in some transportation segments as long as the masses to be moved are relatively small and the corresponding infrastructure is available. However, these prerequisites are often not present in the off-highway segment. Heavy-duty agricultural machinery and construction equipment are mostly employed away from urban areas or are actually being used to put the infrastructure in place. By implementing the E-DEUTZ strategy – the electrification of our product range – we are making an early start on developing technically advanced, economic electrification solutions.

At the end of September 2017, DEUTZ acquired Torqeedo GmbH, a company based in the Munich area which now forms the nucleus of the E-DEUTZ strategy. This company, established twelve years ago, is a systems solution specialist with many years of experience of electromobility in marine applications – its know-how is well-suited for transferring to our current core markets. This acquisition gives us wide-ranging e-expertise as regards components, software and systems integration and can significantly accelerate the market launch of electrified drive solutions in the off-road segment. This is a decisive advantage in view of the very fast-moving competition.

DEUTZ supplies engines for a wide range of machinery with very different requirements. As to whether a hybrid drive or an all-electric drive is suitable will greatly depend on the use to which the machinery is put and on its load profile. In the first instance, we intend to develop electric products for applications in the low and medium power output range which have fluctuating power requirements or very low load profiles because there are excellent opportunities for employing these applications. As a component part of a hybrid drive, the electric motor in electric drive systems can assist the combustion engine by providing additional energy when peak power is required. When idling, the electric motor, which simultaneously acts as a generator, is able to re-charge the battery. In the low load range, for forklift trucks for example, we will also offer all-electric drives in future.

Other potential benefits offered by the E-DEUTZ strategy include the downsizing of combustion engines and, as a consequence, lower fuel consumption. This will noticeably reduce customers’ operating costs and, furthermore, it will make a positive contribution to the environment by considerably reducing CO2 emissions. In urban areas, meanwhile, reducing both particle and nitrogen oxide emissions together with limiting noise pollution remains a topic of major concern.

»Our acquisition of Torqeedo means that we are now in a position to build up our e-expertise much more quickly and to electrify our product range wherever it makes technological and economic sense to do so.«

Dr.-Ing. Frank Hiller, Chairman of the DEUTZ AG Board of Management

Indicate applications


  • Increased torque
  • Engine downsizing (hybrid) – same interfaces
  • CO2 reduction
  • TCO reduction (total cost of ownership)


  • System architecture for electric drives
  • Expertise in regulations
  • 48 and 400 volt know-how
  • Battery expertise – lithium-ion technology
  • Power electronics and battery management systems expertise
  • Accelerated R&D process
  • Earlier market launch

E-Deutz Roadmap

2017 acquisition of torqeedo



2020 marketable hybrid and all-electric products

2021 Start of rollout, first relevant revenue

2022/2023 5–10 % of our revenue

As part of our E-DEUTZ strategy, we will be investing approximately €100 million in the period 2017 to 2019 including the acquisition of Torqeedo. We will build up additional e-technology resources at both DEUTZ and Torqeedo. We aim to introduce the first products from the E-DEUTZ strategy onto the market in around two years. We are assuming that in five years from now between 5 and 10 per cent of our revenue will come from hybrid or all-electric drive systems. Our E-DEUTZ strategy is based on the requests of those of our customers who want to install an electrified drive system. This is why, together with our partners, we will begin the series production development of the appropriate drive systems as soon as possible.

Innovative battery technology
Innovative battery technology

Hybrid drives

Essentially, hybrid drives, in which the combustion engine is combined with an electric motor, exhibit various degrees of hybridisation. In a full hybrid, the propulsive power is provided entirely by the electric motor. In a mild hybrid, the e-drive assists the combustion engine, resulting in greater efficiency. The underlying principle is simple: In order to supplement the combustion engine, DEUTZ installs a powerful e-drive which simultaneously acts as a generator. In the partial-load range, the diesel engine is constantly run within an efficient operating range and any excess power is used to generate electrical energy, which is stored in a lithium-ion battery. When high performance levels are demanded, the e-drive assists the combustion engine, making use of the energy stored earlier.

The basic prerequisite is for the voltage of the vehicle’s onboard electrical system to be raised to at least 48 V so that the energy can be safely transferred between the electric motor and the lithium-ion battery. In addition, a standard 12/24 V network for traditional consumer units, such as the motor’s control electronics, is operated via a DC/DC converter. ‘Mild’ hybridisation of the compact DEUTZ four-cylinder engines is being undertaken so that customers’ applications can achieve the same performance as they would with a correspondingly bigger combustion engine. The main effects of downsizing using hybrid technology are that fuel is saved and CO2 emissions reduced. Initial simulation work shows that this can lower fuel consumption by up to 12 per cent while, at the same time, improving the engine’s environmental footprint.


Going in new directions with Torqeedo

Torqeedo is by some distance the world market leader in the growing segment for electric drive systems for boats. Since the company was established in 2005, Torqeedo, a pioneer in the sector concerned with electromobility for marine applications, has set many standards, confirming the lead enjoyed by its engines compared with every other solution on the market. Since it was established, Torqeedo has grown by an average of 30 to 40 per cent every year.

Superior technology and revolutionary benefits – every product which Torqeedo brings to market fulfils both these criteria. At present, Torqeedo supplies outboard and inboard engines, electric and hybrid drives with outputs from 0.5 to 50 kW; this will rise to more than 100 kW in future. These drives are complemented by any number of functional and innovative accessories, from lithium batteries and solar charging devices to smartphone apps.

All Torqeedo engines operate at unsurpassed levels of overall efficiency; this is the most important parameter for electric drives installed in boats because it determines what power output levels and ranges are possible with limited battery reserves. Their power output in relation to engine weight is also unique.

Every day, Torqeedo products, now available in more than 50 countries – and counting – are attracting a growing fan base. The current trend towards electromobility is being driven by fundamental developments which will not change in the immediate future: continuous world population growth and increasing prosperity in populous countries such as China and India, together with rising energy consumption and the demand for mobility.

Founded in

electric boat drives

0,5–50 kW
Power output range of

Throughout the world, both east and west, in industrialised countries as much as in developing countries, people from all walks of life express the desire to preserve the natural environment for future generations. There is a corresponding interest worldwide in environmentally friendly solutions. This is reflected by the increasing acceptance by consumers of sustainable lifestyles and the growth in demand for all things related to electromobility.

In view of this and the huge progress made in the performance of electric drives, it is foreseeable that clean, electric drives will increasingly take up their place in the market. Torqeedo is leading this development in the marine application segment.

DEUTZ AG completed its acquisition of Torqeedo GmbH on 1 October 2017. As part of the DEUTZ Group, Torqeedo is to continue along its present path towards growth under its own independent ‘Torqeedo’ brand name and will move into further marine business segments. At the same time, the Torqeedo and DEUTZ development teams will push ahead together with the electrification of DEUTZ’s range of off-highway products.

  • Founded in 2005 in Starnberg, Germany
  • International team comprising 130 employees
  • Extensive development expertise and field experience in electric motors, power electronics,lithium-ion battery technology and battery management systems, hybrid technology and systems integration
  • Drive systems with outputs from 0.5 to 50 kW, system voltages from 24 V to 400 V
  • Company headquarters in Gilching, Starnberg (Germany).
    Sales outlets in Crystal Lake, IL (USA) and Bangkok (Thailand)
  • More than 70,000 electric drive systems in the field
  • Over 60 MWh of lithium-ion battery capacity in the field

As far as DEUTZ is concerned, its business relationship with its customers does not end with the sale of an engine. The global DEUTZ Service network is fast, efficient and cost-effective. It is a reliable partner and expert problem-solver for all engine-related requirements. Our in-depth understanding of what is required throughout the engine life cycle, the technical know-how of our service experts and our broad range of products and services mean we are always in a position to offer our customers the best solution. Our service business has enjoyed sustained growth in recent years.


By taking over IML Motori S.r.l., our long-term sales and service partner, with effect from 1 October 2017, including IML Motoare, the Romanian sales and service company, DEUTZ has continued to grow its service business and increase its focus on its customers around the Mediterranean. This long-term distribution partner, which now operates under the name of DEUTZ Italy, sells DEUTZ diesel engines and spare parts to the Italian market. Its experienced management team will continue to support DEUTZ customers.

»The acquisition of DEUTZ Italy – formerly known as IML Motori S.r.l. – is in line with our strategy of investing in our own service network at selected locations in order to achieve further growth in this profitable area of business. The increasing technical complexity of the engine business also requires close contact with our customers.«

Michael Wellenzohn,
member of the DEUTZ AG Board of Management for Sales / Marketing and Service



Together with its dealers, DEUTZ has opened a service portal for workshops, end customers and equipment operators. At www.deutz-serviceportal.com, customers are now able to go online to quickly and securely purchase genuine DEUTZ spare parts and equipment for DEUTZ engines. The portal has a tremendous advantage over other shops in that it provides direct access to original documentation for the more than 1.6 million DEUTZ engines that are in the field, and therefore to information on the latest technical modifications. A search using the individual engine number ensures that the right part will always be found and will be guaranteed to fit. The DEUTZ service portal combines the advantages of the World Wide Web, i. e. unrestricted availability round the clock, with the benefits of qualified, local service: the provision of back-up assistance, service and delivery remain in the hands of the local DEUTZ partner close to the customer. Availability is increased, delivery times are reduced to a minimum and the customer knows they are getting the best possible support.

Our new DEUTZ Connect app for smartphones is a combined hardware/software solution that gives users direct access to live data from their engine. It gathers this data from a Bluetooth interface that is fitted to the engine, which DEUTZ can supply as an accessory for existing equipment in the field. The system enables all the relevant engine data to be accessed from the control unit and sent directly to the DEUTZ service partner via the internet. Dealers thus receive in advance all the information they need to carry out a rapid and precisely targeted repair, which minimises costs and downtime. And thanks to GPS positioning data, customers can easily determine the location of their nearest service dealer and order any spare parts they need from the service portal.

[Translate to English:] Grafik: DEUTZ Connect App
The DEUTZ Connect App helps customers to find their nearest dealer in the service network.

strategic highlights

innovative drive systems

Our objective is to position DEUTZ as the market leader for innovative drive systems in the off-highway segment. We aim to offer our customers a comprehensive choice of modular technological building blocks for powering their equipment. We have already mapped out the strategic course we intend to follow.

Stage V certified diesel engines

Stage v certified

DEUTZ is the first engine manufacturer in the world to be awarded a certificate for the EU Stage V emissions directive, which will apply from 2019. As the trailblazer for this technology, we are providing our customers with flexibility and planning certainty when integrating engines into their equipment in preparation for the forthcoming change in emissions standards.

New heavy-duty engines

We intend to broaden our diesel engine portfolio in the upper power output range as part of a collaborative partnership. From 2019, four new heavy-duty engines will be available for our customers to buy. The cubic capacities of these power units range from 9.0 to 18.0 litres.

9.0 l 13.5 l
12.0 l 18.0 l

The E-DEUTZ strategy has spurred on the talent for invention which has characterised DEUTZ since the day it was founded. We intend to electrify drive systems wherever it makes technical and economic sense to do so. Expanding our product range to include hybrid and fully electrified drive systems will open up further growth potential for DEUTZ.

5–10 %
expected proportion of revenue
in 5 years

Service network

DEUTZ is investing in its own service network at selected sites so as to continue to grow in this profitable area of business. The increasing technical complexity of the engine business also requires close contact with our customers. Therefore, as part of our succession plans, we have grasped the opportunity of taking over our long-term dealer in Italy.


The acquisition of Torqeedo, the electromobility specialists, gives DEUTZ the expertise which will speed up our E-DEUTZ strategy. As the market leader in the electric marine engine sector, Torqeedo will continue to grow under its own brand name.

sales and service partners worldwide


The continuing trend towards digitalisation has implications for business processes, value chains and production processes. Last year, we set up two important tools, the DEUTZ service portal and the DEUTZ service app, so that our customers’ needs could be met with progressive, digital solutions.