The Wartsila 31 is the Most Efficient 4-Stroke Diesel Engine

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Jun 22, 2015
References: wartsila & gizmag
The Wartsila 31 is one of the Finnish engineering manufacturer's most stunning creations yet, which is saying something given the mind-bogglingly huge marine diesel engines the company is famed for coming up with.

This particular engine is designed for medium-sized ferries and cruise ships as well as small to medium tankers and container ships. It is 4.7 meters tall in its highest configuration, and 8.7 meters long in its longest configuration. In a V16 format, this engine pumps out a ridiculous 13,142 horsepower.

Given the size and scope of the Wartsila 31, it truly does stand out as an engineering creation of some stature, and one of Wartsila's most impressive as well as important creations yet.