Caterpillar Continues to Invest in Cleaner Emissions for Higher Powered Engines

For Worldwide Release: November 2019  
Release Number: 912PR19

Caterpillar is pleased to introduce the Cat® 3516E—the latest and largest of its dual-certified EU Stage V/U.S. EPA and CARB Tier 4 Final engines, a rare accreditation among large, high- horsepower industrial engines.

The 3516E is a 78-liter V16 industrial engine with a single continuous rating that produces 2,100 hp (1,566 kW) at 1650 rpm and 8275 lb-ft. torque (11,220 Nm) at 1200 rpm and is capable of being operated at maximum power and speed without interruption or load cycling thanks to its robust design and selection of heavy-duty componentry.

The 3516E uses a dual-SCR-only aftertreatment to meet EU Stage V, U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final, and California Air Regulations Board (CARB) requirements. While the SCR-only aftertreatment does require diesel exhaust fluid, owners will enjoy a lower average cost of ownership that’s 1.3% less than its predecessor, the 3516C, due to advanced engine technology designed to improve overall fluid consumption.

“We designed the C3516E to meet the needs of customers who require high horsepower engines in North America and the EU. These customers work with some of the most demanding applications and need clean, continuous power to drive their business as emissions regulations become more stringent,” said Jason Kern, Marketing Director for Caterpillar’s Industrial Power Systems Division.

Based on the core 3516 series engine and backed by more than 725 million hours of infield service, the 3516E is designed to be reliable in a range of harsh conditions and rough jobsites, making it the perfect engine for a wide array of demanding applications including shredders, chippers, grinders, and bore and drill rigs.

The 3516E is backed by the Cat Dealer Network that is focused on providing world-class service and support for its customers. With 168 dealers, more than 2,150 locations and 157,000 dealer employees, the strength of the Cat Dealer Network is unparalleled in the industry.

“Cat dealers are truly dedicated to understanding the tough challenges and decisions our customers face each and every day,” said Brian Tomsovic, Global Dealer Operations Manager. “With the C3516E, our dealers will be able to provide an engine solution that will fit the needs of many OEMs.”

For more information about the Cat 3516E and the Cat Dealer Network, please visit: https://www.cat.com/en_US/by-industry/industrial-power-new.html


3516E Engine Specifications

Number of cylinders



170 mm (6.69 in.)


215 mm (8.46 in.)


78 L (4,760 in3)

Max Power

1566 bkW (2100 bhp) @ 1650 rpm

Max Torque

11220 Nm (8875 lb-ft) @ 1200 rpm

Emission standards

U.S. EPA Tier 4 Final

EU Stage V

California Air Resources Board (CARB)

# # #

Note to Editors: Caterpillar rolls out products and services in each of its territories at different time intervals. Although every effort is made to ensure that product information is released only after Caterpillar has received confirmation from our dealer network, our plants, and our marketing subsidiaries that products and services are available in the relevant region, editors are kindly requested to verify with their local dealer for product availability and specifications.

CAT, CATERPILLAR, LET’S DO THE WORK, their respective logos, “Caterpillar Yellow,” the “Power Edge” and Cat “Modern Hex” trade dress, as well as corporate and product identity used herein, are trademarks of Caterpillar and may not be used without permission.

©2019 Caterpillar All Rights Reserved

Press Inquiries

Caterpillar Trade Press Media Representatives


Sharon Holling: Holling_Sharon_L@cat.com

Johanna Kelly: Kelly_Johanna_L@cat.com

Europe, Africa, Middle East

Francine Shore: Shore_Francine_M@cat.com

Reader Requests

Product & Service News

See the latest product and engine announcements from Caterpillar.

See the Latest News