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VR Series Engines

Fixed Speed 1500 r/min

9.5 – 956 kVA  |  7.6 – 764.8 kWe

10.0 – 968.0 kWm  |  13.4 – 1298.2 bhp


Fixed Speed 1800 r/min

10.5 – 1000 kVA  |  8.4 – 800 kWe

11.0 – 1012.0 kWm  |  14.7 – 1356.2 bhp

Download the Engine Data Sheet for 1500rpm

Download the Engine Data Sheet for 1800rpm

The VR Series is a powerful, reliable and economical generating set diesel engine built on the dependable in-line cylinder design to meet today's uncompromising demands within the power generation industry.

A class-leading engine package coupled with an innovative, newly designed cooling pack providing optimum power density, making installation and transportation highly cost effective. This package has been specially designed to hit the key power nodes required by the power generation industry.

Developed and tested using the latest engineering techniques this engine range reliably provides power when you need it. Operating and maintenance costs are reduced through excellent fuel and oil consumption whilst whole-life costs are enhanced by a 500 hour service interval, and standard Lister Petter warranty.

Special Attributes

  • designed for generator set applications
  • 500-hour service intervals
  • continuous operation in ambient temperatures up to 55°C (131°F)
  • cold starting down to -25°C (-13°F)
  • shutdown solenoid (energised to run) *

Basic Engine Characteristics 

  • 3, 4 and 6 cylinder in-line
  • diesel fuelled
  • direct injection
  • liquid cooled
  • naturally aspirated, turbocharged and turbo intercooled

Design Features & Equipment

  • electric starting
  • anti clockwise rotation, looking on the flywheel end
  • SAE Flywheel connection
  • SAE compliant flywheel housing
  • radiator and fan guard
  • cast-iron structural crankcase
  • self-vent fuel injection system
  • mechanical and HPCR fuel injection equipment
  • mechanical and electronic governing variants
  • flywheel and gear ring
  • cyclonic heavy duty air filtration
  • oil pressure protection switch
  • coolant temperature protection switch
  • spin-on full flow lubricating oil filter
  • fuel filter / agglomerator
  • intake and exhaust manifolds
  • operators' handbook


Your Lister Petter engine is precision engineered to give years of outstanding reliability and consistent performance in the most extreme temperatures and conditions.