13/02/2009


Cummins - Cummins MerCruiser Diesel Launches New QSD2.8-220 hp Engine

Cummins MerCruiser Diesel has launched the QSD2.8 marine diesel engine at a 220 hp rating. Two versions of the rating are available: High Output (HO) for use in pleasure craft and, for the first time ...

... Light Duty Commercial for use in high-speed, low-load commercial and government vessels. 

The QSD2.8-220 hp - which is rated at 3,800 rpm - provides improved acceleration over previous iterations, as well as superior performance and sociability for Axius® joystick-controlled applications. The 220 hp rating is available as an inboard with Technodrive transmission or as a sterndrive with Bravo One, Two or Three drives. The 2.8-220 replaces the QSD2.8-170 hp, QSD2.8-210 hp and the QSD2.8-230 hp.
Features of the QSD2.8-220 hp package include: 

o SmartCraftTM 2.2 architecture, including Digital Throttle & Shift (DTS)
o Global emissions certification (EPA Tier 2, IMO and RCD)
o Small, lightweight package for easy installation and service
o High-pressure, common-rail fuel system providing excellent fuel economy and efficiency. 

In comparing QSD2.8-220 hp to its market competition, the CMD product excels with: 

o Best power-to-weight ratio, resulting in improved boat performance
o Highest power density (power-to-displacement ratio)
o Total package weight of less than 1000 pounds
o Package is 10 to 12 inches shorter in length, making it easier to install in small compartments. 

About CMD 

Based in Charleston, South Carolina (USA), Cummins MerCruiser Diesel is responsible for designing, manufacturing and providing reliable after-sales support worldwide for marine propulsion products. It offers a broad range of power, with available ratings from 115-715 HP for recreational applications and 76-715 HP for commercial use. Cummins MerCruiser Diesel is a joint venture between Cummins Inc. and Mercury Marine. 

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