2016-07-13 08:56News

Cimco's Cooperation With Opel in the Development of the OXE Diesel


The OXE Diesel outboard is based on the 2.0-liter diesel engine made in the Opel plant in Kaiserslautern, Germany that normally propels the Cascada, Insignia and Zafira models. Opel recently published a press release about their cooperation with Cimco and how it resulted in the world's first high power diesel outboard - OXE Diesel.

“The Opel engine was chosen as it is a ‘masterpiece’ of engineering and well proven over hundreds of millions of miles. The need to change from petrol to diesel was seen as necessary to reduce any fire hazards, provide a longer and more reliable product life with longer service intervals for heavy commercial use, a greater range per hour at full throttle and the increased geographical availability of diesel”, explained Magnus Folin, CEO of Cimco Marine.

Cimco also adapted the inline four-cylinder engine from Opel for use in rough seas. The engine now has a dry-sump system to guarantee oil supply no matter what the conditions. A patented belt propulsor unit transfers engine power through the drivetrain to the propeller, which can withstand the high torque of the turbo diesel. 

Read the full press release

Opel's press release in English

Opel's press release in Swedish

About OXE Marine AB

At OXE Marine we are driven by the ambition to transform the outboard motor; impacting the journey towards a more sustainable and ecologically positive marine environment. We are passionate, knowledgeable, and reliable. Passionate to commit to innovation and excellence, knowledgeable to recruit and retain high-quality personnel, and reliable to commit to supplying safe, durable, and reliable products and services and to openness and fairness with all our stakeholders. OXE Marine believes in a strong collaborative approach between our teams and partners while being daring and persistent in our passion for excellence. OXE Marine was founded in 2012, and is the company behind a patented outboard transmission, enabling the use of high torque diesel engines on outboard systems and in sterndrive solutions.


Paul Frick
Paul Frick