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 360 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 AvGas engines have six smooth- running cylinders and are fuel injected for outstanding efficiency and range. Among the newest designs by Continental® 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 360 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
5894 cm³360 in³
145 to 168 kW195 to 225 HP
Maximum Rated RPM
2575 to 2800 r/min2575 to 2800 rpm
113 mm4.44 in
98.4 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
148 to 201 kg327 to 443 lbs
Time Between Overhaul
Currently 1800 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.
1. Engine rated power at sea level standard day inlet conditions (29.92 in Hg, 59°F, 0 water vapor) with maximum allowable cylinder head and oil temperatures with full
rich (maximum) fuel flow.
2. Typical engine weight including all accessories.
3. See Maintenance Manual M-0 for details and applicability.