The new
Perkins® 5000 Series

The 5000 Series engines have been designed from the ground up
to deliver power when you need it

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Welcome 5000 series
Welcome 5000 series

The Perkins® 5000 Series – the next generation of electric power

The all-new Perkins® 5000 Series is a fully electronic range of inline six and eight cylinder and V12 and V16 cylinder engines, engineered specifically for the power generation market to supply critical applications such as data centres and hospitals with dependable prime or standby power, where downtime isn’t an option.

Perkins 5000 Series

Explore the 5006 and 5008 engines

The new 5000 Series engines are the culmination of many years of research, development and rigorous testing.


Ranging from 750 to 2500 kVA of power potential, the full authority electronic fuel injection 5000 Series engines are built to world-class standards, for high efficiency, low fuel consumption and global emissions capability.

Features at a glance

Fully authority electronic, electric power range

Ranging from 750 to 2500 kVA of power potential, the full authority electronic fuel injection 5000 Series engines are built to world-class standards, for high efficiency, low fuel consumption and global emissions capability.

5000 Series engine
5000 Series engine

Outstanding load acceptance

Optimised turbochargers and custom software provides fast delivery of the full power output in under 13 seconds from start up,  ensuring uninterrupted electricity supply for prime and standby applications.

Meets ISO 8528-5 G2 and G3 standards and accepts 100% block load to NFPA requirements.

5000 Series turbochargers
5000 Series turbochargers

Low total cost of ownership

Designed to decrease liquid consumption and extend service intervals with redesigned parts including new piston rings liner assembly, electronic fuel system and fuel filters.

The 5000 Series engine can operate for up to 750 hours or two years between oil services delivering low operating costs. 

Wildlife haven
Wildlife haven

Reliability and durability

Drawing upon 90 years of engineering expertise, the refined core engine architecture and improved sealing technology delivers dependable power for prime and critical applications.

Whether it's for constant power supply to an always on operation, or for backup generators supplying energy to critical applications you can rely on the 5000 Series.

5000 Series engine
5000 Series engine

Low carbon fuel compatible

The 5000 Series engines meet EPA Tier 2 emission standards and can run with biodiesel up to B20, based on a 20 percent dilution of biodiesel with standard diesel or on 100 percent hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) to EN15940 (as detailed in the Perkins 5000 Series Operation and Maintenance Manual).

5000 Series OMM
5000 Series OMM

Engineered for power

Maximum reliability for maximum uptime 

The 5000 Series delivers outstanding load acceptance, meeting Tier 1-5 Uptime Institute requirements for data centres.

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Data Centre
Data Centre

High power density in a smaller footprint

For applications where real estate is at a premium, the high-power density of the 5000 Series provides a compact design that packs power into a smaller, compact footprint.

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Hospitle
Hospitle

Consistent power in extreme conditions 

Rigorously tested for performance and durability with more than 10,000 running hours already under its belt. Tested and proven to deliver reliable power whenever its required even in the harshest environments.

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Prime
Prime

Built for performance

In direct response to industry feedback, the all new 5000 Series has been designed to outperform under any conditions. We’ve drawn upon 90 years of engineering expertise to develop an engine series that meets even the most demanding of emergency power needs. Proven in the harshest of environments, the 5000 Series delivers outstanding performance.

Built for purpose-driven performance
Built for purpose-driven performance

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Designed for critical applications including datacenters and hospitals, every innovation packed into the 5000 Series serves the same purpose – providing reliable power when you need it. Be the first to learn how!

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