Engine configuration
8-cylinder inline engine
Power range
Up to 1,768 kWm (continuous rating)
Power range
Up to 2,402 HP (continuous rating)
Nominal engine speed
Max. 1,000 rpm
Engine cycle
Sense of rotation
Anti-Clock or Clock
Charge air
Emission compliance
UIC II, Euro IIIA, Euro IIIB (under development)
Fuel flexibility
Diesel, High-Speed Diesel (HSD), Biofuel, Vegetable Oils


ABC's four-stroke 8-cylinder line engine earned its good reputation thanks to its reliability and durability. This reliable, medium-speed engine is designed and manufactured for a long lifetime with low life-cycle costs. Its robust design makes it the ideal partner to power or repower heavy-duty locomotives.

A high engine displacement, a low brake mean effective pressure (BMEP), a mechanical injection system and an increasing torque curve at decreasing engine speed are just some of the main technical advantages of our 8DZC engines. The axial-radial turbochargers’ response is second to none, allowing the engine to absorb huge shock loads in heavy sea conditions.

Our 8DZC engine offers real value for money. The engine is characterized by low fuel and lube oil consumption, resulting in an exceptionally low life-cycle cost. The engine runs on Gas Oil (GO) and High-Speed Diesel (HSD) and is available in dual fuel execution, making it a very flexible, powerful and reliable source of energy.

This 8-cylinder engine received the endurance test certificate acc. UIC 623 and meets the emission standards UIC II (for non-European countries), Euro IIIA and Euro IIIB (under development). It can also be easily fitted with a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system. In addition, the SCR package can be extended with a diesel particulate filter (DPF), allowing the engine to meet the most stringent emission standards.

All 8DZC engines can be fitted with modern sensors and operating systems so that they can be remotely controlled via a touchscreen but they remain 100 % mechanical, making it easier to maintain and more reliable. We call this "SMART": Simple, Mechanical, Affordable, Reliable and Tailormade according to your requirements.

The 8DZC is user-friendly and delivers outstanding performance under the toughest and most demanding conditions. It has also been designed for easy and simple maintenance. Maintaining the required or specified performance was never as easy as with this engine.

We focus each day on producing quality products that deliver the best performance every hour and every day of the year. Our experts and sales engineers are at your disposal for all your newbuild or repowering projects.

For more information about our products and services, call +32 (0) 9 267 00 00 or fill in our contact form.


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