Power is everything in aviation. Give an airplane more to play with and it'll climb better and cruise faster, putting a business meeting within arm's reach or extra vacation time in your pocket. Some of Continental's 300 series engines top the horsepower charts in this class - up to an impressive 225 horsepower in turbocharged and intercooled form. That's a remarkable .625 horsepower per cubic inch. Power is nothing without manners. All 360s have six smooth- running cylinders. And every 360 engine is fuel injected for outstanding efficiency and range. At 283 pounds, the TSIO-360-A rates among the lightest of all six-cylinder aircraft powerplants. Among Continental's newest 300 Series designs is the IO-360-AF (Alternative Fuel) developed for lower octane/unleaded fuels for international markets. For the money, you'd be hard pressed to find a better value in the air.
The 300 Series is a family of 6-cylinder, air-cooled, horizontally opposed, direct-drive aircraft engines with hydraulic lifters, 2 pushrod-actuated valves per cylinder, wet oil sump and fuel injection or carburetor with manual mixture control.
100/100LL avgas minimum and alternative fuels
5899 cm³360 cu.in
145 to 168 kW195 to 225 hp
Maximum Rated RPM
2575 to 2800 r/min2575 to 2800 rpm
113.8 mm4.44 in
98.5 mm3.88 in
7.5:1 (turbocharged and alternative fuel)8.5:1 (naturally aspirated)
569.7 to 833.6 mm22.43 to 32.82 in
797.1 to 908.8 mm31.38 to 35.78 in
864.4 to 1460.5 mm34.03 to 57.5 in
112.8 to 155.7 kg248.7 to 343.35 lbs
Time Between Overhaul
Currently 1400 to 2400 * hrs
Turbo Model Availability
* Most engine models manufactured after February 2012 have a TBO increase of 200 hours. Engines used in frequent type service have an additional 200 hour increase. See Service Information Letter SIL98-9B for details.