The 3203 was developed as a replacement for the Hirth 2706 and as a competitor to the 64 hp (48 kW) Rotax 582. It replaced the 2706 in the Hirth line in May 2002. The engine is similar to the Rotax powerplant in being a two-cylinder in-line engine, with dual capacitor discharge ignition, although it is air-cooled, compared to the 582's liquid cooling. The 3202 was developed from the 3203 as a de-rated version to replace the Hirth 2704 and compete with the 50 hp (37 kW) Rotax 503. Both engines have the same bore, stroke, displacement, compression ratio, and weight as the Hirth engines they replace.
Both the 3202 and 3203 use free air or fan cooling, with dual Bing 34 mm slide carburetors or optionally fuel injection. The cylinder walls are electrochemically coated with Nikasil. Standard starting is recoil start with electric start as an option. The reduction drive system available is the G-50 gearbox, with reduction ratios of 2.16:1, 2.29:1, 2.59:1, 3.16:1, or 3.65:1, with a cog-belt reduction drive optional.
Twin-cylinder in-line, two stroke, aircraft engine with a dual Bing 34mm slide carburetors or fuel injection. Produces 55 hp (41 kW) at 5500 rpm and has a factory rated TBO of 1200 hours. In production. Replaced the 2704 in production in May 2002.
Twin-cylinder in-line, two stroke, aircraft engine with dual Bing 34mm slide carburetors or fuel injection. Produces 65 hp (48 kW) at 6300 rpm and has a factory rated TBO of 1000 hours. In production. Replaced the 2706 in production in May 2002.