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In 1897, Rudolf Diesel completed development work on his engine in the halls of today’s MAN Diesel & Turbo in Augsburg. The first diesel engine of the world, the original, was built and tested there. MAN Diesel & Turbo has continuously developed and produced diesel engines which can run on a broad range of fuels ever since. No other company has more experience in dealing with this rational thermal engine, as the diesel engine was termed in the patent document, than MAN.
The cradle of the Diesel engine was in Augsburg at MAN Diesel & Turbo. Since 1897:
MAN Diesel & Turbo has a long and unique company heritage that dates back to the year 1758. The masterpiece within this sustainable history was the realization of the very first diesel engine – “The Original” – in the company’s works halls at the end of the 19th century. For more information about the invention of the diesel engine and its still ongoing development please click on the pins or the year dates in the Diesel Timeline below.