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Cox Powertrain: Cox Powertrain Wins Italy's ADI Award for Industrial Design

Press release   •   Oct 02, 2018 16:50 BST

Award presented to Cox Powertrain’s Italian and Monaco distributor, Cartello Srl during the 58th Genoa Boat Show

Award presented to Cox Powertrain’s Italian and Monaco distributor, Cartello Srl during the 58th Genoa Boat Show

Lancing, UK, 2nd October 2018 – Cox Powertrain, the British diesel innovator behind the world’s first 300hp diesel outboard has won the ADI (Industrial Design Association) award for its game-changing engine, the CXO300. The Industrial Design Award is promoted by the Italian Nautical Industry Association (UCINA) and the Italian Design Association (ADI).

The award is a great accomplishment for Cox Powertrain who will be launching the CXO300 in November at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The characteristics taken into consideration by jury panel for the award is the design, the quality of the material used, and the innovation. The CXO300 engine was considered by the jury as the only engine deserving of the award chiefly because of its fascinating design and cutting-edge and sustainable technology.

“We are really proud of this award,” Corrado Gaia, Head of Cartello, Cox Powertrain’s Italian and Monaco distributor, commented as soon as he received the news. “The award is proof that we work alongside highly innovative companies and deliver superior quality products to the Italian and European market.”

The final concept of the CXO300 is based on the proven technology of a 4-stroke, V8 architecture. It offers at least a 25% better range compared to a gasoline outboard and is designed to last up to three times longer. It has a package volume, around half that of a state-of-the-art diesel inboard with comparable fuel efficiency. It has a 100% higher peak torque at the crankshaft than the leading gasoline 300hp outboards and is 60% higher compared to a leading 350hp. The engine will be sold by more than 40 exclusive global distributors and 400 dealers covering 60 countries worldwide to ensure that the highest level of customer service is delivered.

For more information on the revolutionary CXO300, or to register your interest in a demo, visit


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About Cox Powertrain

Cox Powertrain is a world-leading, innovative British engineering company, who develops marine diesel outboard engines for worldwide and multi-market applications.

It is the first company to introduce a completely new line of high powered, high performance and highly durable diesel outboard engines that have been built from the ground up specifically for marine use.

Cox’s first ground-breaking diesel outboard engine, the CXO300, which launches in November 2018, is based on a 4-stroke, V8 architecture. It delivers a combination of high power, high torque and single fuel, enabling it to offer the same performance and efficiency of an inboard but with the convenience and flexibility of an outboard.

Cox Powertrain has a global network of distributors and dealers who have been tasked with breaking the mould to deliver a sales and support service that is second to none in the marine industry.

Led by ex-Cosworth CEO, Tim Routsis, whose background lies in engine development in global automotive, aerospace and marine markets, the company’s mission from the start has been to create an iconic engine brand and deliver a completely new concept in diesel engines that will revolutionise the marine market.

Cox Powertrain’s UK head-quarters, which is based at Shoreham Airport on the South Coast of England, includes a new state-of-the-art assembly and testing facility. It is from here that Cox Powertrain’s highly skilled team of engineers utilise their decades of experience in combustion engines and premium automotive design to produce such a superior range of diesel outboard engines.

Cox Powertrain is backed by a solid shareholder base of private and institutional investors. As a result, the company has been able to implement a long-term development programme of ground-breaking new products.

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