C280-12 Marine Propulsion Engine (EPA Tier 4)

Building on the durability and reliability of the C280 engine platform, Caterpillar is pleased to offer the EPA Tier 2 compliant C280 engine line. The core components are the same as the existing C280, including the latest in EUI fuel system capabilities and state-of-the-art ADEM™ A3 Electronic Control Unit (ECU) features. Caterpillar® products continue to deliver more available power while delivering outstanding fuel efficiency. You can also count on long maintenance intervals and worldwide Caterpillar parts and service availability.

Product Brochures
Units: US Metric
Power Rating
Power Range
4962-5444 bhp (3700-4060 bkW)
Engine Specifications
Speed Range
1000 rpm
EPA Tier 4, IMO II
11 in
280 mm
11.8 in
300 mm
13546 in³
222 l
Rotation from Flywheel End
Counterclockwise or clockwise
Vee 12, 4-Stroke-Cycle Diesel
Dimensions & Weights
Minimum Dry Weight
57276 lb
25980 kg
Minimum Length
182 in
4623 mm
Maximum Length
182 in
4623 mm
Minimum Height
134 in
3404 mm
Maximum Height
134 in
3404 mm
Minimum Width
80 in
2032 mm
Maximum Width
80 in
2032 mm
Standard Equipment
Air Inlet System
Control System
Cooling System
Exhaust System
Fuel System
Lube Systems
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