A Preliminary Development Agreement (PDA) has been signed to prepare a turbo diesel engine for the marine industry.


OXE Marine AB and the BMW Group will co-brand the OXE300. Photo: OXE Marine

OXE Marine AB has struck a PDA with the BMW Group to carry out a preliminary study of its 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine for marine application - to power the company’s next generation of OXE200 series. After OXE Marine’s successful collaboration with the BMW Group to marinise the 3 litre, 6 cylinder bi-turbo engine for use in the OXE300s, both parties have also agreed to co-brand the OXE300.

“I am really pleased of our collaboration with the BMW Group with respect to the OXE300 Bison project,” said Myron Mahendra, CEO of OXE Marine.

“Not surprisingly, both parties are keen to continue their collaboration and have entered into a PDA to assess the marinization of 4-cylinder diesel engine for the next generation of the OXE200 series – I am confident the powerhead will meet all our requirements and am excited for our future as we continue to improve and broaden our product offering,” he added.

Rigorous assessment

The PDA will assess whether the marinised powerhead will meet the company’s requirements, particularly of producing 200hp at the propeller and 400Nm of torque at the crank.

Following a successful assessment of the powerhead, OXE Marine will proceed with developing the next generation of the OXE200 series.

The company’s current OXE200 series utilises GM’s 2-litre, 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine – it produces 200hp at the propeller whilst delivering 415 Nm of torque at the crank. This specific powerhead is now reaching end of life.

By Rebecca Jeffrey