Mercedes-Benz OM606 engine

The Mercedes-Benz OM606 is a 3.0 litres (2,996 cc) inline-six cylinder (R6/I6) double overhead camshaft (DOHC) diesel engine with indirect injection manufactured by Mercedes-Benz between 1993 and 2001. It replaced the single overhead camshaft (SOHC) OM603 engine.

Mercedes-Benz OM606 engine
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Displacement3.0 L (2,996 cc)
Cylinder bore87 mm (3.43 in)
Piston stroke84 mm (3.31 in)
ValvetrainDOHC 4 valves x cyl.
Compression ratio22.0:1 (Turbo)
25.0:1 (N/A)
TurbochargerOnly in OM 606.96x
Fuel systemIndirect injection
Fuel typeDiesel
Cooling systemWater cooled
Power output100–130 kW (136–177 PS; 134–174 hp)
Torque output210–330 N⋅m (155–243 lb⋅ft)
Dry weight210 kg (463 lb)
PredecessorMercedes-Benz OM603 engine
SuccessorMercedes-Benz OM613 engine

It is related to the straight-4 2.0 and 2.2 litre OM604 and the straight-5 2.5 litre OM605 engine families of the same era.


The engine block itself is derived from the inline 6 cylinder M103 and M104 gasoline engines, with the Diesel crankshaft differing somewhat from the gasoline versions. Prior to the merge with Mercedes-Benz, AMG Affalterbach utilized the OM603 and OM606 crankshafts in modified form, for the 3.4 litre and 3.6 litre AMG M104 gasoline engine variants.


ID DIN-rated max. motive power
at rpm
Max. torque
at rpm
Aspiration Years Applications
OM 606.910 100 kW (136 PS; 134 hp) @ 4600-5000 rpm 210 N⋅m (155 lb⋅ft) @ 2200-4600 rpm Natural 1993–1995 W124 E 300 D
OM 606.912 ERE 1996–1997 W210 E 300 D
OM 606.961 ERE 130 kW (177 PS; 174 hp) @ 3800-4400 rpm 330 N⋅m (243 lb⋅ft) @ 1600-3600 rpm Turbocharged intercooler 1997–1999 W140 S 300 Turbodiesel
OM 606.962 ERE W210 E 300 Turbodiesel
OM 606.964 ERE 1996–2000 W463 G 300 Turbodiesel

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