The 3701 was developed as a liquid-cooled and narrower installation alternative to the four-cylinder Hirth F-30 air-cooled engine of 85 to 110 hp (63 to 82 kW).
The 3701 features triple Bing 34 mm slide carburetors or optionally fuel injection. The cylinder walls are electrochemically coated with Nikasil. Standard starting is electric start and recoil start is not available 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.
Three-cylinder in-line, two-stroke aircraft engine with three Bing 34 mm slide carburetors or fuel injection. Low piston port timing produces 84 hp (63 kW) at 4950 rpm with a very flat torque curve.
3701 high performance engine
Three-cylinder in-line, two stroke aircraft engine with three Bing 34 mm slide carburetors or fuel injection. High piston port timing produces 100 hp (75 kW) at 6000 rpm with a steep torque curve.