CD300 ‒ Series

  • Continental® continues its leadership in advanced technology by offering a line of engines to meet the needs of a growing global market. Jet-A engines offer distinctive advantages as aircraft engines. A diesel cycle engine is designed for continuous high stress, making it suitable for aviation applications. Also by design, a Jet-A engine cannot operate too lean. Self ignition means no danger of detonation, since fuel is not introduced until the optimal moment of combustion. The CD-300 is a geared, liquid-cooled and turbo-charged engine. It is controlled by two redundant full FADEC. Pilot workload is lightened by the use of a single lever power control that adjusts thrust and propeller RPM's automatically. This is another example of Continental's commitment to the advancement of general aviation technology.

    CD300 Series Engine

    The CD-300 is a 4-valve, 6-cylinder Diesel engine in V configuration with Common Rail Direct Injection. The engine is Twin-Turbo-charged, Liquid-Cooled and incorporates a Wet Oil Sump as well as a Dual Redundant FADEC System, Integrated Gearbox and Propeller Governor. Take-Off power is 300 HP @ 2300 RPM. EASA Certified, FAA Validation Pending.

    Certified fuels



    2987 cm³182.3


    221 kW296.4 hp


    918 Nm677 ft.lbs

    Maximum Propeller RPM

    2300 rpm

    Bore x Stroke

    83 x 92 mm3.26 x 3.62 in

    Compression ratio



    695 mm27.4 in


    770 mm30.3 in


    980 mm38.6 in

    Dry Weight

    248.5 kg547.8 lbs

    Cruise Fuel Consumption

    34.9 liters/hr9.2 gallons/hr

    Time Between Replacement

    TBR 1200h, projected 2000h

    CD-300 Details

    Model CD-300
    Cylinders 6
    Rated Power @ RPM 221 kW @ 2300 300 hp @ 2300
    Bore x Stroke 83 x 92 mm 3.26 x 3.62 in
    Displacement 2987 cm³ 182.3
    Dry Weight  248 kg 548 lbs
    Certified Fuel Grade Jet-A1
    Compression Ratio 15.5:1
    Recommended TBR TBR 1200h, projected 2000h

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