MTU diesel Engine MTU diesel Engine monam (Electrical) (OP) 19 Mar 17 06:01 Dear Engineers. I came to know that MTU engine type 12V396 (950KVA-912KW) is discontinued, is that true and if there is any notifications? what is the best MTU alternative engine? RE: MTU diesel Engine ivymike (Mechanical) 20 Mar 17 16:22 What is the application? RE: MTU diesel Engine MikeHalloran (Mechanical) 20 Mar 17 18:09 Have a chat with your local MTU dealer. Mike Halloran Pembroke Pines, FL, USA RE: MTU diesel Engine monam (Electrical) (OP) 22 Mar 17 06:02 application standby power gen. RE: MTU diesel Engine TugboatEng (Marine/Ocean) 28 Mar 17 19:56 The 396 series is now the 4000 series. 12V4000 would be a direct replacement. The modern engines have much higher ratings so you may find an 8V4000 to be better suited for your application.