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Cimco's Cooperation With Opel in the Development of the OXE Diesel

News   •   Jul 13, 2016 08:56 CEST

The OXE engine

The OXE Diesel outboard is based on the 2.0-liter diesel engine made in the Opel plant in Kaiserslautern, Germany that normally propels the Cascada, Insignia and Zafira models. Opel recently published a press release about their cooperation with Cimco and how it resulted in the world's first high power diesel outboard - OXE Diesel.

“The Opel engine was chosen as it is a ‘masterpiece’ of engineering and well proven over hundreds of millions of miles. The need to change from petrol to diesel was seen as necessary to reduce any fire hazards, provide a longer and more reliable product life with longer service intervals for heavy commercial use, a greater range per hour at full throttle and the increased geographical availability of diesel”, explained Magnus Folin, CEO of Cimco Marine.

Cimco also adapted the inline four-cylinder engine from Opel for use in rough seas. The engine now has a dry-sump system to guarantee oil supply no matter what the conditions. A patented belt propulsor unit transfers engine power through the drivetrain to the propeller, which can withstand the high torque of the turbo diesel. 

Read the full press release

Opel's press release in English

Opel's press release in Swedish

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