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DF350A

DF350A

The high-tech, innovative and powerfull DF350A has been designed to be robust, easy to use and versatile, making it the ideal outboard for large boats whatever the task.

DF350A
From 27.419,00 € (MSRP*)
  • Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (also referred to as “MSRP”, “Base MSRP” or the “Starting At” price), excludes taxes, title, license and registration fees, destination freight and delivery charges, dealer fees, and optional equipment.
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12.0:1 Compression Ratio

Our solution to developing 80 horsepower per liter in a V6 350 horsepower engine was to increase the compression ratio to 12.0:1, the highest compression ratio ever for a production outboard engine. In order to make this work without knocking (a typical problem at this ratio), we developed systems to mix cooler air with well-atomized fuel to provide optimal conditions for complete, and controlled combustion.

Direct Air Intake and Dual Louver System

At high speed, water particles could be directed, trapped, and drained away.

Our experienced engineers worked on applying this theory to practice by increasing the intake flow to convert water vapor to particles and designing blades to capture and deflect those particles away from the intake flow. The Dual Louver System incorporates a double shield of blades, each one designed in a dog-leg shape. The outer row of blades removes the spray from the boat and the inner louvers capture and drain the remaining mist.

As a result, intake air temperature is free of moist and no higher than 10° above ambient.

Dual Injectors

Injecting fuel does two things, it atomizes the fuel and, incidentally, it cools the cylinder to minimize knock. To achieve the power we wanted, we needed to inject 100% of the fuel into the cylinder all at once, at a precise time, and at a precise angle to both cool the cylinder and to allow combustion to take place in the center of the combustion chamber.

The new Dual Injector System using two smaller injectors provided the required precision as well as improved atomization, increasing output by 3% without causing knocking.

Contra-Rotating Propeller

The contra-rotating propeller provides more “grip” underwater, and because contra-rotating props distribute the engine torque evenly over two propellers, the torque per propeller decreases and gear diameter can be reduced. This makes a reduction in gear diameter possible, which could then lead to the design of a smaller, more hydrodynamic gear case.

Propeller Blade Design

A new three-blade front/three-blade back propeller set-up was developed that provided improved performance on the water. This new set up provided not only the highest recorded speeds for the DF350A, but also delivered incredible acceleration, even under heavy load and at high rotation speeds.

Dual Water Intakes

On the DF350A, the best results were achieved when the main intake was positioned at the front of the gear case, with the secondary intake located just above the skeg. This was our ultimate solution to arranging the main and sub intakes as far apart from each other as possible, and designing them to ensure a reliable amount of cooling water, especially at high speeds.

Designing Stronger Reverse Thrust

The gear material was changed and heat treatment was added to endure the added thrust and inertial mass from the reverse thrust, which was stronger on a contra-rotating propeller. In addition, the reverse gear was moved above the cavitation plate and the position of the lower engine mounts was modified from parallel to V-shape to fit the reverse gear above the cavitation plate.

Better Steering In All Directions

Normally, when using multiple outboards a combination of standard and counter-rotating engines is mounted. The Suzuki Selective Rotation, available on our AP series outboards, eliminates the need for different models, as any model can be easily programmed to run in either direction. The DF350A’s contra-rotating propeller technology takes this process one step further by eliminating steering torque and maximizing true and straight propulsion forces.

POWERFUL
  • GEAR RATIO
  • OFFSET DRIVESHAFT
  • VARIABLE VALVE TIMING
  • DIRECT AIR INTAKE
FUEL EFFICIENT
  • LEAN BURN
  • DUAL INJECTOR
RELIABLE
  • SUZUKI DUAL LOUVER SYSTEM
  • SELF-ADJUSTING TIMING CHAIN
  • TWO-WAY WATER INLET
INNOVATIVE
  • SUZUKI DUAL PROP SYSTEM
  • PRECISION CONTROL

Winner of the 2017 NMMA Inovation Award

The following features of the DF350A were valued for the receipt of the award:

  • The largest V6 engine displacement, at 4.4 liters
  • Suzuki Dual Prop System (for exceptional grip and acceleration)
  • Direct Air Intake & Dual Injector (for achieving high compression ratio and efficient combustion)
  • Dual Louver System (for efficiently separating air and water)
  • Low Fuel Consumption

Suzuki Dual Prop System

The dual prop system efficiently turns 350 horsepower output into propulsion under water.

As an added benefit, because each propeller rotates in a different direction, exceptional stability is achieved.

Picture dual prop

Suzuki Dual Louver System

The DF350A is equipped with a double louver at the air intake to remove water from the air taken into cowl.

The double louver removes water from the air. Incorporating a direct intake system, Suzuki’s dual louver system contributes to higher engine output.

Picture dual louver

Dual Injector

Dual injectors deliver just the right amount of fuel at just the right time into the cylinder.

This dual injector contributes to higher output and better fuel efficiency.

Picture dual injector

Offset Driveshaft

The Offset Driveshaft allows us to make our engines smaller by moving the outboard’s centre of gravity forward, while improving weight distribution, power output, balance and reducing vibration.

Picture of offset driveshaft

2-Stage Gear Reduction

The DF350A outboard also incorporates a 2-Stage Gear Reduction which results in a large reduction gear ratio. It delivers powerful torque for quick acceleration and great top-end speed.

Picture of 2-stage gera reduction

Direct Air Intake 

A new engine cover design provides the direct intake system with a smoother, cooler flow of air boosting engine operating efficiency.

Picture of direct air intake

Lean Burn

Fuel efficiency matters whether you’re boating for pleasure or profit. Our Lean Burn Fuel Control Technology predicts fuel needs according to operating conditions, then delivers the optimum fuel/air mixture to the engine. The system is designed to save fuel both at low speeds and up into the cruising range.

Picture of lean burn

Suzuki Precision Control(Electronic Throttle And Shift System)

Our sophisticated drive-by-wire system eliminates the friction and resistance of mechanical control cables. This gives smooth, precise control with crisp, immediate shifting, particularly at low revs and when maneuvering. The system can be configured with single, twin or triple installations, and for dual stations. Combined with our Lean Burn Control System, it helps improve fuel efficiency over a wide operating range

Picture of precision control

Variable Valve Timing System(VVT)

Variable Valve Timing is used to vary intake timing with the camshaft to optimize timing for low to mid-range operation. This allows the engine to deliver maximum power output across its entire operating range producing greater low to mid-range torque for powerful acceleration. The entire process happens automatically leaving you to enjoy the power and performance.

Picture of vvt

Self-Adjusting Timing Chain

The timing chain runs in an oil-bath, so it never needs lubricating, and is equipped with an automatic hydraulic tensioner, so it remains properly adjusted at all times. Simple, effective and maintenance-free.

Picture of time chain

Dual Water Inlet

The engine’s cooling system relies on water supplied through low water intakes located on the lower unit. Utilizing this dual low water inlet configuration increases water flow into the lower unit, delivering greater cooling efficiency. Positioning the forward inlet by the gear case nose delivers a greater water supply, especially at high speeds. The second inlet is also positioned lower allowing the DF350A to operate in shallow water.

Picture of  dual water inlet

High Compression Ratio

12.0:1(Maximum compression ratio of SUZUKI outboards) The high compression ratio generates impressive performance and power output from the engine’s 4390㎤ displacement.

Picture of  compression ratio

Oil Filter

The location of oil filter is easy for maintenance.

Picture of  oil filter
MODEL DF350A
RECOMMENDED TRANSOM HEIGHT mm X:635, XX:762
STARTING SYSTEM Electric
WEIGHT kg *1 X: 330, XX: 339
ENGINE TYPE V6 - 55° DOHC 24-Valve
FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEM Electronic Fuel Injection
NO. OF CYLINDERS 6
PISTON DISPLACEMENT cm3 4,390
BORE ×STROKE mm 98 x 97
MAXIMUM OUTPUT kW 257.4
FULL THROTTLE OPERATING RANGE rpm 5,700-6,300
STEERING Remote
OIL PAN CAPACITY Lit. 8.0
IGNITION SYSTEM Fully-transistorized
ALTERNATOR 12V 54A
ENGINE MOUNTING Shear Mount
TRIM METHOD Power Trim and Tilt
GEAR RATIO 2.29:1
GEAR SHIFT F-N-R (Drive-by-wire)
EXHAUST Through Prop Hub Exhaust
PROPELLER SELECTION (Pitch)*2
All propellers are the 3-blade type
15"-31.5"
  1. Dry weight: not including propeller and engine oil
  2. Please inquire at your local dealer for details of the propeller

The appearance, colors, and equipment of outboard motors may differ according to market and grade.
Specifications may change without prior notice.
*Manufacture data

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