Toyota's Marinized Engines

We are speculating at the moment on exactly which engines Toyota is going to offer in a marinized version. The two quotes we have from Toyota are given below.

"TMC also plans to sell two marine engines: a diesel engine based on the 1KZ used in the Hilux Surf, and a gasoline engine based on the Celsior's 1UZ."

" In addition to marketing cabin cruisers, the automaker will sell a pair of marine engines based on engines used in its Hilux Surf (4Runner) and Celsior (Lexus LS 400). "

Using the above information we were able to find information on the Lexus LS 400 on the Lexus web site ( which is presented below.
1997 Lexus LS 400 engine

4 liter, 242 cubic inches
8 cylinder
4 cam  32 valve
260hp @5300 RPM
270 Ft-lb Torque @4500 RPM

CARMAG, (, a Japanese web site covering the auto market in Japan which we have used several times before says the diesel engine option (1KZ-TE engine) in the Hilux Surf is a 3.0 Liter Diesel Turbo and provide the photo below.



Toyota of Australia,, provides the current specs on the 1KZ engine.

Type : Diesel
Name : 3L
Fuel System : Indirect Injection
Configuration : 4 Cylinder, In-line
Valve Mechanism: Direct Acting Overhead cam, Belt-driven
Displacement (cc): 2779
Bore and Stroke (mm) : 96 x 96
Compression Ratio: 22.2:1
Max. Power (kW/rpm - DIN): 60/4000
Max. Torque (Nm/rpm - DIN): 183/2400

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