Continental CD-200

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TD-300 diesel engine
Type Aircraft Diesel engine
Manufacturer Continental Motors, Inc.
Status In production
Developed from SMA SR305-230

The Continental CD-200 (formerly TD-300[1]) is a four-cylinder, horizontally opposed aircraft Diesel engine produced by Continental Motors, Inc..

The engine was type certified by the US Federal Aviation Administration in April 2013.[2]

Design and development[edit]

In 2008, Teledyne Continental's new president, Rhett Ross, announced that the company is very concerned about future availability of 100LL avgas, and as a result will develop a Diesel engine in the 300 hp (220 kW) range for certification in 2009 or 2010.[3]

Rather than develop a new Diesel engine from scratch, Continental decided to license an existing design to develop. The company did not release details on which engine they licensed, but the aviation media have identified it as the French SMA SR305-230 engine.[4][5]

Specifications (CD-230)[edit]

Data from Continental.[6]

General characteristics

  • Type: Four cylinder, horizontally-opposed diesel engine
  • Bore: 4.96 in (126 mm)
  • Stroke: 3.94 in (100 mm)
  • Displacement: 304 cu in (4,982 cc)
  • Length: 32.3 to 32.85 in (820 to 834 mm)
  • Width: 36.65 in (931 mm)
  • Height: 31.50 to 37.9 in (800 to 963 mm)
  • Dry weight: 450 lb (204.1 kg)



  • Power output: 230 hp (172 kW) at 2200 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 17:1
  • Fuel consumption: 10.95 U.S. gallons (41.5 L; 9.12 imp gal)/hr

See also[edit]

Related development
Comparable engines
Related lists


  1. ^ Continental Expanding Diesel Line With New 300-Hp Engine
  2. ^ Bertorelli, Paul (15 April 2013). "Continental Extends TBOs, Certifies Diesel". AVweb. Retrieved 17 April 2013. 
  3. ^ AvWeb Staff (February 2008). "Teledyne Continental Plans Certified Diesel Within Two Years". Retrieved 2008-02-18. 
  4. ^ Bertorelli, Paul (May 2010). "Continental Unveils a Diesel Project (corrected)". AvWebn. Retrieved 12 March 2011. 
  5. ^ Bertorelli, Paul (May 2010). "TCM Buys a Diesel: Does This Make Sense?". AvWebn. Archived from the original on 20 May 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2011. 
  6. ^ Continental Motors (undated), CD-200 Series, retrieved 23 December 2014

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