Continental CD-170 Jet-A Engine

  • CD170 Series Engine

    As the newest edition to the CD-100 engine series, Continental’s CD-170 engine continues the tradition of innovation for the Jet-A fueled family.  The technologically advanced 170 horsepower engine is a turbocharged, 4-cylinder in-line engine that has a low operating cost. The durable engine includes a technologically advanced fuel system design that incorporates an enhanced fuel system for an additional level of redundancy, providing aviators additional peace of mind.

    The CD-170 has an initial time between replacement (TBR) of 1,200 hours with plans to increase in the future.

    The CD-170 is a 4-cylinder, in-line diesel cycle engine, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder, common rail direct injection, system turbo charged, liquid cooled, FADEC, wet sump oil system and reduction gear engine.

    Certified fuels



    1991 cm³122


    125 kW168HP / 170 DIN HP

    Maximum Propeller RPM

    2300 rpm

    Bore x Stroke

    83 x 92 mm3.268 x 3.622 in

    Compression ratio



    636 mm25.03 in


    778 mm30.63 in


    816 mm32.12 in

    Dry Weight

    156 kg343.9 lbs


    Max. Power up to 6,000ft 125 kW 168 HP 170 DIN HP
    Max. Continuous Power 114 kW @ 2250 RPM 153 HP @ 2250 RPM 155 DIN HP @ 2250 RPM
    Power Best Economy 71 kW 97 HP 98 DIN HP
    Prop RPM max. and take off 2300 RPM 2300 RPM 2300 RPM
    Prop RPM best economy 1925 RPM 1925 RPM 1925 RPM

    Operating Fluids

    Certified Fuels JET A-1 (ASTM D 1655); Diesel (EN 590)
    Oil Aero Shell Oil Diesel Ultra
    Cooling Liquid Water / radiator protection (BASF Glysantin Protect Plus / G48) in a ratio of 50:50
    Gear Oil CENTURION Gearbox Oil N1

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