STIHL engine technology: developed to support you

STIHL promotes innovation in many areas of engine technology for improved efficiency, reliability and performance.

From our reimagined four-stroke engine to fuel injection, engine technology developments from STIHL help you rise to any challenge. Our tools are designed to meet a wide range of needs across many applications and user groups, and we are constantly improving the engines in our petrol tools. For a deeper understanding, we’ve put together more information about the innovative technology currently used in STIHL petrol engines. 

STIHL engine technology

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The STIHL 4-MIX® engine is a reincarnation of the four-stroke engine, which incorporates the benefits of a 2-stroke engine. Its innovative design delivers enormous engine power and much greater torque, while generating fewer harmful emissions and requiring less maintenance.
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STIHL 2-MIX engine technology

The STIHL 2-MIX two-stroke engine offers high-power engine performance, fast acceleration and simple operation. The innovative stratified scavenging system reduces harmful emissions and significantly reduced fuel consumption.
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Summary: STIHL engine technology

  • Innovation covers a wide range of engine types from STIHL 4-MIX®, 2-MIX and fuel injection
  • Since we have tools for a wide range of applications, we innovate in many areas of engine technology
  • STIHL engine technology has been developing drive systems since 1926

More STIHL engine technology innovations

Say goodbye to rough-running engines with M-Tronic. The system ensures that engine performance is continuously optimised, as well as providing precise electronic regulation of ignition timing and fuel metering. In a nutshell, M-Tronic is an engine technology that makes all the difference, every day.

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