A leader in the high performance medium speed engine market, the C280 is now available with 4500bkW and 6000bkW ratings to provide even greater power density in your weight critical applications. New performance iron for improved combustion efficiency and lower visible smoke, as well as a redesigned hard heat shield system are standard on all ratings. With 30 years of proven performance and durability, the C280 is the right solution for both newbuild and repower opportunities, particularly in Governmental and Ferry applications.

Air System

Advanced combustion design uses the optimum configurations and cylinder geometry for low visible smoke

Fuel Injection and Consumption

• Optimal nozzle geometry and electronic injection control for improved fuel delivery
• Electronic governing control unit minimizes fuel consumption and monitors engine operating parameter


Durable core engine design with over 100 million operating hours and thousands of engines sold


• Market leading power to weight ratio
• Improved part load/part speed performance
• Improved torque rise capability

Cooling System

Cold mode start strategy and programmable low idle

Worldwide Support

• Global dealer network for unparalleled support
• Ease of serviceability and maintenance

Documents & Brochures

Standard Equipment

  • SOLAS Compliant hard heat shield system
  • Gear driven coolant and oil pumps
  • 50 degree vee engine block for reduced width
  • Dual A4 ECM with rigid wiring harness
  • 1.5% speed margin for waterjet specification
  • EUI fuel system
  • Duplex fuel and oil filters
  • Centrifugal oil filters
  • Centrifugal oil filters
  • Explosion relief valves
  • Air starters

Additional information

Offering Type

Ratings - Power Range

4640-6035 bhp (3460-4500 bkW)

Engine - Speed Range

900 / 1,000 rpm

Engine - Emissions

IMO II U.S. EPA Tier 4, IMO III (Cat SCR required)

Engine - Aspiration


Engine - Bore

280 mm ( 11.0 in )

Engine - Stroke

300 mm ( 11.8 in )

Engine - Displacement

222 l ( 13,456 in³ )

Engine - Rotation from Flywheel End

Clockwise or counterclockwise

Engine - Configuration

VEE 12, 4-Stroke Cycle diesel

Dimensions & Weights - Width

2032.0 mm ( 80.0 in )

Dimensions & Weights - Height

3404.0 mm ( 134.0 in )

Dimensions & Weights - Length

4623.0 mm ( 182 in )

Dimensions & Weights - Dry Weight

25980.0 kg ( 57276.0 lb )

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